Five - February 2019

(The Return of) Five (things of interest to me and maybe to you)

1) Watched, Listened, Read

If Beale Street Could Talk, Barry Jenkins, 2018 (w/Barry Jenkins & Nicholas Britell)
Guitar, Drum and Bass, EP1, EP2, 2019
Lorena, EP1, EP2, EP3, 2019
The Bang Bang Theory S11/E15, 2019
This Hour Has 22 Minutes S26/E16/E17/E26, 2019
2019 Oscars
Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham, 2018
Once Upon A Deadpool, David Leitch, 2018
Tonight Show S06/E94, 2019
Black Monday S01/E03/E04/E05, 2019
The Blacklist S06/E05/E06/E07/E08, 2019
Miracle Workers S01/E01/E02/E03, 2019
Umbrella Academy S01/E01, 2019
Russian Dolls 01/E01/E02/E03, 2019
Jasper Goes Hunting, George Pal, 1944
A Hatful Of Dreams, George Pal, 1944
The Old Man Of The Mountain, Dave Fleischer, 1932
Pink Elephants, Paul Terry & Dan Gordon, 1937
The Banker’s Daughter, Frank Moser, 1933
Caviar, Paul Terry & Frank Moser, 1930
Freight Yard Symphony, Robert Abel, 1963
Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror, Xavier Burgin, 2019
You Are Here: Come From Away Story, More Mossanen, 2018
High Flying Bird, Steven Soderbergh, 2019
Titmouse 5 Second Club Films
Roma, Alfonso Cuaron, 2018 (w/Alfonso Cuaron)
Paddington 2, Paul King, 2017 w/director's commentary
Cold War, Pawel Pawlikowski, 2018
The Blues Brothers, John Landis, 1980
The Two Killings Of Sam Cooke, Kelly Duane, 2019
Blackkklansman, Spike Lee, 2018 (w/Terrance Blanchard)
Bohemian Rhapsody, Bryan Singer (& Dexter Fletcher), 2018 (w/Graham King & John Ottman)
Fighting With My Family, Stephan Merchant, 2019 (w/Florence Pugh & Paige)

New Sensations, Lou Reed, 1984
Tales Of America, J.S. Ondara, 2019
Queen Hits II, 1991 (Compilation)
Just Say Sire, Disc 2,3, 2005 (Various Artists - Compilation)
Ramones Greatest Hits, 2006 (Compilation)
The Allen Toussaint Collection, 1991 (Compilation)
The SAR Records Story, Disc 1, 1994 (Various Artists - Compilation)
Songs From Robin Hood Lane, Alex Chilton, 2019 (Compilation)
A Rose In A Garden Of Weeds, Pug-wash, 2014 (Compilation)
New York, Lou Reed, 1989
Arthur, The Kinks, 1969
Demanding Men, The Sensations, 2019 (Compilation)
Con Todo El Mundo, Khruangbin, 2018
The Wild Honey Orchestra & Friends perform The Kink’s We Are The Village Green Preservation Society and more (live)

Mojo, April
Bon Appetit, March
Uncut, April

2) I'm Not The Only Thinking that Paddington 2 deserved some Oscar love
Paddington 2 was the best film of 2018 (or 2017 for those in the UK ), no if ands or buts.

3) Oscars
Lost in all the aftermath Oscar talk, the importance of these awards to those who work in the industry. Would be nice if the awards ceremony was a show that just happened to be broadcast, instead of a big broadcast that happens to present awards - don't cut off the speeches.

I agree with Steven Spielberg, that the Academy Awards should be about theatrical releases. I don't agree with the changes that are being suggested (four week exclusive run), that would hurt the independent and small release films (who do a qualification run in hopes of a nomination/win and with that a larger release).

4) High Flying Bird
Steven Soderbergh is one of the most interesting filmmakers working today - an American auteur. High Flying Bird grabbed me from the first frame and held me to the last. Delicious Dialogue, Fine Acting, Skillfully Directed.

5) Jackie Shane
She only recorded one album and a handful of singles but they are all worth (many) a listen. Shortly before Jackie left us she gave a rare interview with the CBC

Back in 2010 the CBC started the renewed interest in Jackie with an hour hour long audio documentary


Gotta Get Up, Harry Nilsson
Dario Marianelli, The Pop-Up Book
The Village Green Preservation Society, The Kinks
High Flying Bird, Richie Havens
Coming Down, Jackie Shane