Macrolog//Self

Weeknotes #788
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So I’ve finally got the hang of changing down to the lowest gears on my hybrid, which means I can tackle to steep climbs on the road from Dundalk to Newry. And boy are they steep.

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My Thumped review of Swiss Army Man
Going against the grain with this one; it seems to be getting good reviews, but I found it insufferable. Sensing some Emperor’s-new-clothes-ism. #screen   ·

My Son, the Prince of Fashion
It’s not even about fashion, really; it’s a touching tribute by a father (the novelist Michael Chabon) to his son, a young man he doesn’t fathom at all and yet understands profoundly. #aux   ·

Gabe Sapolsky talks EVOLVE with Rolling Stone
The pop culture bible (as it were) continues its dalliance with wrestling in this quick-enough read; nothing really new for serious fans but that’s okay. #wrestling   ·

My Thumped review of The Magnificent Seven
Plus a few words on the atrocious gardening biopic Dare To Be Wild. #screen   ·

My Thumped review of The Girl with All the Gifts
A kitchen sink zombie drama that’s all about the relationships at its core. #screen   ·

My Thumped review of The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
If you’re a hardcore fan, you already know the story, but that doesn’t mean it’s not worth watching. #screen   ·

My Thumped review of Hell or High Water
A classic Robin Hood tale retold with modern complications. #screen   ·

My Thumped review of Don’t Breathe
Bit late posting this one, and a few more to come; Fede Álvarez makes up for his horrid Evil Dead remake with a film that has its own problems. #screen   ·

Embedded
A podcast from NPR about going deep into news stories one might otherwise breeze over on a given site or in a given paper. Doesn’t look like there’s been anything new since June but hopefully it’s just been on a summer pause. #media   ·

Justice, finally: a Hillsborough survivor’s story
Another one from the summer backlog, here; an emotive story from someone who was in the thick of that nightmare. #aux   ·

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Macrolog//Self

Weeknotes #785-787
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It’s been a productive September on the writing front, with seven (and a bit) film reviews under my belt so far. There’s bit of a breather for the next few days, as I don’t have any press shows on my calendar till the end of next week, but I have got a couple of screeners to watch this weekend, for which I’ll have my little notebook ready.

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