26 November 2022
It’s getting cold out. Time to read more books and watch more movies.
The king of the night: Remembering the great Kevin Conroy.
The 60th anniversary 4K restoration of a very particular favorite film of mine, Orson Welles’s The Trial, is coming soon.
A ‘gonzo journalist of the occult’ hunts for the ghosts in our machines.
“So, I mean, I’m an optimist only because I’ve chosen that we don’t know what’s coming up. We just do not know, you know, so this gloomy sort of, you know, apocalyptic pornography in a way that’s, you know, everybody’s going, oh, this this is really going down. This this ship is sinking. This is it. Okay? It’s bad. It’s not looking good. But I have chosen to be optimistic for one reason. And that’s not based on reality at all. It’s based on you’ll have a happier life if you’re an optimist, period.” Laurie Anderson
- New nonfiction from Haruki Murakami: Novelist as a Vocation. It’s a gentle and accessible series of thoughts about being a writer and sometimes also writing.
- I read The Queen of Teeth by Hailey Piper, a queer horror/sci-fi tale terrible in its beauty.
- In the Criterion Channel’s current film noir collection, I took a chance on Caught, a Max Ophüls film I knew nothing about, and was very pleasantly surprised. A finely crafted and reasonably progressive film.
- From Shudder’s House of Psychotic Women collection, I watched The Demon (Il Demonio) and it was a sharp slice of lovely cinematography and acid commentary.