March 5, 2016
The March 2016 issue of Lightspeed is now available to buy — this has my long review of Deadpool. And I do mean long. This thing where I get a couple of thousand words to talk about movies and culture and context and everything is pretty sweet.
I didn’t watch the Oscars this year. It’s gotten hard for me to watch when they cut off the speeches of people for whom this may be their only time on stage at a venue like this and they’re clearly nervous and trying to say a lot that’s really important to them. But the A-listers all seem to get as much time as they need. It makes me anxious.
That said, I did watch my Facebook feed fill up with people smack-talking Mad Max: Fury Road for winning as much as it did. I’ve watched the movie a couple more times since it was in theaters and I stand by everything I said about how brilliant and beautiful it is. Every frame is well-planned, well thought out, and artistically framed. The sound — Max’s point of view is expressed in the sound, if you’re paying attention. And the message is surprisingly hopeful and uplifting, given the setting. Because of the setting.
Seriously, a genre movie taking home more Oscars than any other film? I’m going to celebrate that. And it couldn’t happen to a nicer movie.
And over on the TV side of things with The Flash, my friends and I are collecting Jay Garrick conspiracy theories. Love that actor, and I hope it all gets crazier before it gets cleared up. My second favorite show after Agent Carter.
Oh, and I’ve finally delved into Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries. And yes, it’s just as lovely as everyone said it was. Those clothes. That music. Hmmmm…
And now it is the weekend. Have a lovely time, everyone!