Walk around Cambridge, England. Winter 2021.
If you like Pinot Noir (and if you don't what is even going on with you?), I highly recommend this. In fact, I'd go as far as to say it's the best Pinot Noir I've ever had.
Some movies I've watched of late that I thought were quite good.
• Dunkirk. Christopher Nolan did a wonderful job capturing the horror of WWII soldiers awaiting rescue.
• Blade Runner 2049. Possibly the last person on Earth to watched this and I really enjoyed it. Unpopular opinion: it's probably a better movie than the original? And because it's Denis Villeneuve it looks absolutely gorgeous.
• Justice League. Generally panned as being a bit crap. But I must say that I enjoyed it. Story in places made absolutely no sense but was still fun. I was on a long flight when I watched it so perhaps anything would have been entertaining?
• Eternals. Had a few of my friends say this wasn't very good either. But again, I really enjoyed this and was a fun ride. And bonus Salma Hayek so…
• Jojo Rabbit. Hitler youth? Imaginary Taika Waititi Adolf? Was funny and ultimately heartwarming. Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson were great in this.
• The Suicide Squad. James Gunn made a masterpiece here. Everything about this was great. One of the most entertaining movies I've seen in ages.
• Gone Girl. Ben Affleck was really good in this. I hadn't read the book so didn't know all the twists and turns were coming. Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross soundtrack not half bad. If you haven't watched this, you really should.
• Don't Look Up. Comet denialists. Meryl Streep is great as a Trump like President. A great movie but it rang so true of the recent whitehouse that it's not really satire and in many ways kinda depressing.
I'm doing something probably a decade earlier than I ever imagined. I'm writing my Dad's Eulogy. It's…surreal.
Geoff Spencer 1946-2021.
We moved into Phoenix proper a couple years back. It's a pretty big City. We live in a nice community but it's somewhat adjacent to "a bad part". So of an evening it's not unheard of to be watching TV and hear a bang.
To which we look at each other and go "firework or shotgun?". Americana.