Watch List Weekly Recap 5/20/22
The Watch List goes out in the field and becomes one with everything. Also: Reviews of "Downton Abbey: A New Era" and "Men."
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Just two posts this week, and only one about the movies. As the Watch List gets closer to its first anniversary and I get closer to figuring out what works and what doesn’t, I do wonder whether I’m inundating readers with too many posts per week, or whether they’re too long, or if the posts that want to be useful are useful. (The posts that are more personal seem to have been received in the spirit in which they are written, for which I am grateful.) Feedback is always welcome, either in this space or via email. Thanks.
It’s peak migration season, and I wrote about the pleasures of looking at birds and feeling the borders melt away between oneself and the world. Featuring a guest appearance by Hardcore Jim.
Two new movies in theaters get reviewed for the Friday post — “Downton Abbey: A New Era,” which is as comfy as a men’s club chair, and “Men” (above), an unsettling allegory of toxic male neediness. Plus four ideas for weekend streaming on four different services.
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