We made it to the middle of the year! I can’t believe it’s June already, and I’m wondering where all the time went. Seems like this year has gone by faster than most, even though I seem to say that at the beginning of every month.
We woke up to some very upsetting and disturbing news from London this morning. I love London, and I am sending all of my love to the city and to everyone who is affected by these acts of terrorism. But I know Londoners are courageous and don’t take no shit from no one. I believe that in the face of terror and people who want us to feel scared and upset, it’s so important to seek strength together and resist fear. But also, to not let incidents like this get us down such that we aren’t able to live our normal, thankfully mundane lives.
With that in mind, here are some of the things that I enjoyed most across the month of May.
Twin Peaks: Season 3
Twin Peaks has brought me so much joy this month. When thinking about it, and when writing about it, I realised that I was actually relieved by how much I enjoyed the newest episodes. If they hadn’t been any good, I think I would have fallen into a huge sadness hole. Thankfully, the episodes are amazing, and we’ll have episode five on Monday (tomorrow). I can’t wait. There are so many strange conspiracy theories about the episodes and what everything means, and I love that everything is a mystery. Also, I officially love Kyle MacLachlan.
Also – to provide you with some inspiration for watching Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) before watching this newest third season of the show, have a read of this fantastic review of the film over at Cinematic.
The Young Pope
I finished watching this show early in the month, and I still can’t stop thinking about it. The show has utterly bewitched my imagination, in such a way that Paolo Sorrentino’s work can only do. There’s rumours of a second season a-rumbling throughout the internet, and in a way I hope they make another one… in another way, I almost feel as if this one season can stand along as a singular work of art. Who knows!
Partial Credit Podcast – Episode 8
We’re still doing our podcast, but I keep forgetting to post episodes here each month! In the episode for the month of May, we talk about Eurovision, the upcoming Blade Runner 2049, new Twin Peaks, the new Star Trek series, some video game stuff that I’m fairly ignorant about, and smartphone game ‘Magikarp Jump’ (which I love). Give it a listen! I think our podcast is super fun so far.
Remembering Roger Moore
Some sad news from this month was the news of Sir Roger Moore’s passing. He is my favourite James Bond hands down, and I feel like you always feel a personal connection with whoever is your favourite Bond. But he also seems to have been a pretty wonderful person. I read his autobiography couple of years ago which was a riveting read, and highlighted his amazing work with UNICEF. The above anecdote about a young fan’s interaction with Moore at an airport, and later as an adult on a film set, is so great. It was something really heartwarming to read after the sad news.
My Movie Alphabet Blogathon
I participated in Mettel Ray‘s My Movie Alphabet blogathon this month and loved it! I’ve also been loving reading through everyone else’s alphabets. I’ve received quite a bit of inspiration for films to watch (and some to add to my Blindspot list). Here’s Mettel Ray’s alphabet, Often Off Topic’s, Johnrieber’s, Cinematic Corner’s, Film Flare’s, and Rambling Film’s! So good.
Well, that’s it for this month! What have you been enjoying this month? Feel free to give me some links below!