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  1. aaron david says:

    So, Lady Bird takes place in Sacramento, with an all-girls Catholic high school being a central part of it. I used to live about 2 blocks from that HS. The director, Greta Gerwig, attended the school while my friend Danny’s daughter was there. Small world.

    I started reading Camus’ The Fall again. So nice to read something that makes you think. Also, speaking of Sacramento, I am reading a history of the McClatchy company, Papers of Permanence. My son went to McClatchy high school in Sacramento, which has Joan Didion, Anthony Kennedy and the Deftones as alumni.Report

    • Stillwater in reply to aaron david says:

      One of the best lines in that movie: “Sacramento is the midwest of California.” Made me realize that culturally the midwest is not a place but a state of mind.Report

  2. LeeEsq says:

    I’m reading Life and Fate by Vassily Grossman.Report

  3. Maribou says:

    I have not seen a single one of the movies you mention in the OP.

    I did watch all 2 seasons of Sirens on Netflix this week – so funny, so raunchy, and yet never once made me feel like it thought people like me didn’t have a right to exist. Cheerfully offensive, with heart. Exactly what I was in the mood for. And I now fully grasp the love many of my people have for Kevin Daniels.

    I’m reading bits and pieces of all sorts of serious and unserious grown-up books but not finishing many of them yet … 18 books read so far this year, but almost all picture books and graphic novels. The cream of the crop among those is Louis Undercover by Fanny Britt – much more real than most comics with 12-ish year old protagonists are, but without veering into the cadence of a “problem novel”.

    I’ve also been listening to old episodes of the Mash-Up Americans podcast like whoa. Caught up to January of last year….Report

    • Maribou in reply to Maribou says:

      Oh, also I saw Pitch Perfect 3 with he who is known in these comments as Fish. Twas exactly as over-the-top and delightful as I hoped it would be.

      And I read Irvin Yalom’s Becoming Myself, the most purely memoir of any of the books he’s written …. it was more fragmentary than I expected but also a compelling read, especially given how much affection for him and his writing I already hold. If only every 80-something genius could write something so good, we’d be holding a lot more collective wisdom in our hands.Report

      • Fish in reply to Maribou says:

        Pitch Perfect 3 was gobs of fun. I didn’t see it 3 listed above as a best picture nominee. Ah, perhaps it was too late in the season to get in this year, but surely next year?Report

      • Kazzy in reply to Maribou says:

        I was disappointed in PP3, which is kind of surprising given that I went in with fairly low expectations. I enjoyed the first two movies, in part because I’m a sucker for silly competitions (even fictionalized) and I really enjoy cool live performances (again, even fictionalized). I didn’t mind the rampant silliness of the movie — though found it less enjoyable than the rampant silliness of the previous two — but just felt like there wasn’t really all that much singing nor very much fun singing.Report

    • Pinky in reply to Maribou says:

      I’ve gotten used to not seeing the performances/movies in question, but usually at least I’ve heard of them. This year it’s only the ads for Dunkirk and The Post that have kept me from batting .000.Report