Monday, January 01, 2018

New Year memo

Happy new year, everyone. Or, for the cynical: Happy another year older and deeper in debt. Hope you are all alive well and doing fine. I stayed busy with blogging this past year (nearly broke 200 posts!), though I suppose much of it was about relief from and escape from the unpleasant realities going on around me. It's terrible to live powerlessly in a time of decaying empire led by a clown, but obviously things could be worse. In fact, I predict they're going to be. Brrr. It's cold out there now. Stay warm and help others stay warm too. We're all we've got in times like these.

I plan to continue blogging, for the relief and escape, for the pleasure of a purpose, and as always stamina allowing. No big changes ahead here. The short story project should finish by summer, and will likely be followed by a similar exercise with science fiction stories, which I somehow completely neglected in the first one (though I did get some choice horror titles in). That's Thursdays. Fridays continue movies, Saturdays albums, Sundays books, and Mondays more newish movies.

Here are 20 great movies I saw in 2017:

1. O.J.: Made in America (2016)
2. 20th Century Women (2016)
3. Get Out (2017)
4. American Honey (2016)
5. I Am Not Your Negro (2016)
6. Lady Bird (2017)
7. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)
8. Baby Driver (2017)
9. Colossal (2016)
10. Phoenix Forgotten (2017)
11. Irreversible (2002)
12. Pitfall (1948)
13. Together (2000)
14. Spring Breakers (2012)
15. The Strangers (2008)
16. Morning Glory (1933)
17. Frank (2014)
18. Nymphomaniac, Vol. I (extended) (2013)
19. Gaslight (1944)
20. Christmas in July (1940)

And finally, the annual reminder to GO BUY MY BOOK.

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