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Watched Journal: March 2022

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  What I watched in March.

Watched Journal: February 2022

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David Fincher's Zodiac, which premiered 15 years ago this February, is one of my all time favorite films and one of the best 'rewatchables.' To me, it is Fincher's greatest achievement, where a meticulous filmmaker meets his match in a tale of obsession. In telling the story of the hunt for the Zodiac killer, Fincher pays tribute to the paranoid style of '70's cinema, from David Shire's dread inducing score to the blending of Dirty Harry and All The President's Men as we follow Inspector Dave Toschi (Mark Ruffalo) and San Francisco Chronicle cartoonist Robert Graysmith (Jake Gyllenhaal) down the rabbit hole.  While the film posthumously convicts Toschi's favorite suspect, Arthur Leigh Allen (chillingly portrayed by John Carrol Lynch), in truth there is much doubt as to whether he was the actual Zodiac. On a recent episode of the Bret Easton Ellis Podcast, writer Jarret Kobek argues that Allen was not the killer (just a creep) and that he unintention

Watched Journal: January 2022

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  After nearly two years, I finally made it back to the movie theater. 

Best Watches of 2021: "New" and "Old"

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The late Peter Bogdonavich said it best, "There are no 'old' movies really - only movies you have already seen and ones you haven't"

Watched Journal: December 2021

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What I watched in December.

2021 Playlist

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  Now that you've consumed and shared your Spotify wraps and scrolled through your favorite music site's yearly lists, take some time to grab your comfy headphones and dive into my curated 2021 music playlist where I've thoughtfully sequenced some of my favorite tracks of the year.  Hand selected with love, no algorithms consulted.  Have a listen.