I seem to have an inescapable need to keep track of the things I consume. Maybe it’s because I take in so much – more than my mind can adequately process and catalogue – and I want to have some sort of reference for future use.
Maybe the impulse is trying to find a way to share the things I consume for the sake of a sense of community. As Glen Phillips wrote, “I read a few books but it just made me sad / There’s nobody to talk to about what I read.”
Maybe it’s more existential. In the words of Death Cab For Cutie, “For if there is no document / We cannot build our monument”. A quick glance at the Internet reassures me I am certainly not alone in this. If you can’t beat them etc. etc.
So, inspired by countless others, but a special tip of the hat to Mike Rugnetta (who get’s multiple mentions this week), here is a curated collection of what I’ve consumed this past week. Inclusion does not imply endorsement, but it doesn’t not imply endorsement. Either way, it’s stuff that engaged me and hopefully it will you too.
- Get Out (2017)
- The Killing of the Sacred Deer (2017)
- Maniac (2018)
- Bowser’s Military Hierarchy– Brian David Gilbert/Polygon
- The Broken Formula of Music Biopics– Patrick (H) Willems
- What is Vsauce?– Folding Ideas
- How Greek Mythology Inspires Us– It’s Lit! feat. Lindsay Ellis / PBS Digital Studios
- WTF Podcast: Yorgos Lanthimos
- Bible for Normal People Podcast: Bible & Film with Rhonda Burnette-Bletsch.
- “Passwords” by Dawes
- “Remnant” by Lorn
- “re:member” by Ólafur Arnalds