Friday, April 30, 2021

The Movies, Books, Theater, Concerts, CDs I've Seen/Read/Heard So Far In 2021

 Updated as of November 27, 2021


KEY: star rating is on the four star scale
          meaning of "/" or "\"
          *** is three stars out of four
          ***/ is three stars leaning towards  3 1/2
          ***\ is three stars leaning towards 2 1/2


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(Increasingly, I am sampling books, reading 10%, 20% even 40 or 50% before deciding to move on. The books below are only the ones I've read completely. That also explains what looks like generous grading -- more and more, if I sense a book is not going to be among my favorites, I stop reading. Too many books; too little time!)


1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley ** 1/2 
2. A Portrait Of the Artist As A Young Man by James Joyce *** 1/2 
3. In the Company Of Cheerful Ladies (No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency series) by Alexander McCall Smith ** (but the charming narration by Lisette Lecat elevates it) 
4. Swordspoint by Ellen Kushner *** 
5. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy by John Le Carré **** 
6. The Outlander by Gil Adamson *** 1/2 
7. Ridgerunner by Gil Adamson ** 1/2 
8. The Knife Of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness ** 1/2 
9. An Irish Country Cottage by Patrick Taylor ** (John Keating's narration raises it up 1/2 or *) 
10. An Irish Country Family by Patrick Taylor ** (John Keating's narration raises it up 1/2 or *) 
11. The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris ** 
12. Stephen King -- On Writing *** 
13. Tea Time For The Traditionally Built (2009; No. 1 Ladies #10) ** 1/2 
14. The Miracle At Speedy Motors by Alexander McCall Smith (2008, No. 1 Ladies #9) **1/2 maybe ***
15. The Good Husband Of Zebra Drive by Alexander McCall Smith (2007, No. 1 Ladies #8) ** 1/2 
16. Blue Shoes And Happiness by Alexander McCall Smith (2006, No. 1 Ladies #7) ** 
17. The Double Comfort Safari Club by Alexander McCall Smith (2010, No. 1 Ladies #11) 
18. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King (2014) *** 
19. Later by Stephen King (2021) *** 
20. Playing The Palace by Paul Rudnick *** 
21. Mr. Mercedes by Stephen King *** 
22. Poison For Breakfast by Lemony Snicket *** / 
23. The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket; illos Carson Ellis, music Nathaniel Stookey ** 1/2 
24. Swarm Of Bees by Lemony Snicket, illos by Rilla Alexander ** 
25. The Lump Of Coal by Lemony Snicket, illos by Brett Helquist *** 
26. Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket, illos by Lisa Brown ** 1/2 
27. All The Dirty Parts by Daniel Handler *** 1/2 
28. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler *** 
29. The Dark by Lemony Snicket, illos by Jon Klassen *** 1/2 
30. The Bad Mood and the Stick by Lemony Snicket, illos by Matthew Forsythe ** 1/2 
31. The Confidence Men by Margalit Fox *** 
32. Blood Grove by Walter Mosley ** 1/2 
33. Oryx & Crake by Margaret Atwood *** 1/2 
34. Putting It Together by James Lapine *** 1/2 
35. Sabriel by Garth Nix ** 
36. Last Summer In The City by Gianfranco Calligarich (1973) ** 
37. Today A Woman Went Mad in The Supermarket: Stories by Hilma Wolitzer *** 1/2 
38. Storm by George R. Stewart *** 1/2 
39. Overtime by Will Stronge and Kyle Lewis ** 1/2 
40. Rule Of The Robots by Martin Ford ** 1/2 
41. Regeneration by Paul Hawken *** 
42. Swamp Sister by Robert Edmond Alter *** 1/2 
43. The Raging 2020s by Alec Ross *** 
44. The Story Of An African Farm by Olive Schreiner (1883) *** (very radical for its time) 
45. Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton (1948) **** 
46. July's People by Nadine Gordimer (1981) 
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1. Tony Rice -- Manzanita (1979) *** 
2. Steve Earle -- J.T. *** 
3. The Lickerish Quartet -- Threesome Vol. 1 (2020) *** 1/2 Vol. 2 (2021) *** 1/2 
4. Gil Scott-Heron -- I'm New Here (2010) *** 
5. New York Dolls -- New York Dolls (1973) *** 1/2 
6. Rosemary Clooney -- Sings Country Hits From The Heart (1963) ** 1/2 
7. Willie Nelson -- That's Life *** 
8. Camillo -- Mis Manos *** 
9. Chick Corea -- Now He Sings, Now He Sobs (1968) *** 
10. Chick Corea -- Return To Forever (1972) ** 1/2 
11. Kate Bush -- The Sensual World (1989) *** 1/2 
12. Tom Petty -- Songs and Music From "She's The One" (1996) ** 1/2 
13. Tom Petty -- Echo (1999) ** 
14. Harry Connick Jr. -- Alone With My Faith * 1/2 
15. Loretta Lynn -- Still Woman Enough *** 
16. Nick Cave -and Warren Ellis - Carnage ***/ 
17. Lana Del Rey -- Chem Trails At The Country Club ** 
18. Badfinger -- No Matter What: Revisiting The Hits ** 
19. Carrie Underwood -- My Savior ** 
20. Ben Howard -- Collections From The Whiteout ** 1/2 
21. Willis Alan Ramsey -- Willis Alan Ramsey (1972) *** 1/2 
22. Neil Young -- Young Shakespeare (1971) *** 
23. Various Artists -- NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock Vol. 2 ** 1/2 
24. Barry Gibb -- Greenfields: The Gibb Brothers Songbook ** 1/2 (but he and Alison Krauss should do an album) 
25. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas -- Watchout! (1966) ** 1/2 
26. Kate Bush -- The Red Shoes (1993) ** 
27. William Tyler -- First Cow soundtrack *** 1/2 
28. Norah Jones -- 'Til We Meet Again (Live) ** 1/2 
29. Various Artists -- NOW That's What I Call Yacht Rock Vol. 1 (2019) *** 
30. Bill Kwan -- No Ordinary Love: The Music Of Sade ** 
31. Cheap Trick -- In Another World *** 1/2 
32. Tom Jones -- Surrounded By Time *** 
33. Minari soundtrack *** 1/2 
34. The Who -- The Who Sell Out (1967) *** 1/2 
35. Nomadland soundtrack *** 
36. John Lennon -- Plastic Ono Band (1970) **** 
37. Yoko Ono -- Plastic Ono Band (1970) *** 
38. Ben Watt -- Storm Shelter ep *** 
39. Eric Church -- Soul ** 1/2 
40. Rhiannon Giddens -- They're Calling Me Home ** 1/2 
41. Floating Points and Pharoah Sanders -- Promises *** 1/2 
42. Gang Of Four -- Entertainment (1979) *** 
43. The Coral -- Coral Island *** 1/2 
44. Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr. -- Blackbird: Lennon-McCartney Icons ** (but "Ticket To Ride") 
45. Teenage Fanclub -- Endless Arcade ** 
46. Marilyn Maye -- Marilyn Maye, Girl Singer (1970) ** 
47. Al Stewart -- Year Of The Cat (1976) ***  
48. Peter Case -- The Midnight Broadcast *** 
49. The Fratellis -- Half Drunk Under A Full Moon *** 
50. Irma Thomas -- After The Rain (2006) *** 1/2 
51. Madness -- One Step Beyond... (1979) *** 
52. Brockhampton -- Roadrunner: New Light, New Machine *** 
53. Frank Sinatra -- Reprise Rarities Volume 3: Very Good Years...Indeed! ** 
54. The Who -- Tommy (1969) ** 1/2 
55. Fats Domino -- Fats Is Back (1968) *** 
56. Miranda Lambert, Jack Ingram, Jon Randall -- The Marfa Tapes *** 1/2 
57. Mandy Barnett -- Every Star Above *** 
58. Ashe -- Ashlyn *** 
59. Evie Sands -- Any Way That You Want Me (1970) *** 1/2 
60. Odetta -- Sings Ballads and Blues (1957) *** 1/2 
61. Diana Ross -- diana (1980) ** 1/2 
62. Tom Petty -- The Last DJ (2002) ** 
63. Kate Bush -- Aerial (2005) **** 
64. St. Vincent -- Daddy's Home *** 1/2 
65. Morgan Wade -- Reckless ** 1/2   
66. C. Tangana -- El Madrileño *** 1/2 
67. Richard Pryor -- Richard Pryor (1968) ***
68. The Who -- Live At Leeds (1970) **** 
69. John Hiatt -- Leftover Feelings ***/ 
70. Chrissie Hynde -- Standing In The Doorway: Chrissie Hynde Sings Bob Dylan ** 1/2 
71. Bob Dylan -- Bringing It All Back Home **** 
72. Bob Dylan -- Blood On The Tracks **** (but now prefer the original demos) 
73. Teddy Thompson & Jenni Muldaur -- Teddy & Jenni Do Porter & Dolly: A Tribute To... *** 1/2 
74. Tony Rice -- Cold On The Shoulder (1984) *** 
75. James Taylor -- Greatest Hits **** 
76. Bill & The Belles -- Happy Again (produced by Teddy Thompson) ** 1/2 
77. Young Gun Silver Fox -- AM Waves (2018) *** 1/2 
78. Thelonius Monk -- Monk's Music (1957) **** 
79. Solomon Burke -- Rock 'N Soul (1964) *** 1/2 
80. Lord Huron -- Long Lost *** 1/2 
81. Crowded House -- Dreamers Are Waiting ** 1/2 
82. Chris Thile -- Laysongs ** 
83. The Staves -- Good Woman ** 
84. Liz Phair -- Soberish ** 1/2 
85. The Weather Station -- Ignorance ** 
86. Burl Ives -- The Wayfaring Stranger (2008 comp) *** 1/2 
87. I Became Birds -- Home Is Where ** 
88. Celeste -- Not Your Muse *** 
89. Beta Radio -- Year of Love ** 1/2 
90. Ryan Adams -- Big Colors ** 
91. Morgan Wallen -- Dangerous: The Double Album ** 
92. Weezer -- OK Human ** 
93. Caroline Shaw -- Narrow Sea (w Dawn Upshaw) ** 1/2 
94. Brad Mehldau -- Variations On A Melancholy Theme ** 
95. Jazmine Sullivan -- Heaux Tales ***  
96. Jeremiah Fraites (of The Lumineers) -- Piano Piano *** 1/2 
97. Tammi Terrell -- Irresistible (1969) *** 
98. Mdou Moctar -- Afrique Victime ** 1/2 
99. Various Artists -- Small Axe (Music Inspired by The Original TV Series) *** 
100. Angelique Kidjo -- Mother Nature ** 1/2  
101. Tony Hillier and Ars Nova Copenhagen -- ...and... *** 
102. Shelley FKA DRAM -- Shelley FKA DRAM ** 1/2 
103. Sarah Mary Chadwick -- Me And Ennui Are Friends, Baby ** 1/2 
104. Lake Street Drive -- Obviously ** 
105. Manchester Collective -- The Centre Is Everywhere *** 
106. The Oak Ridge Boys -- Front Porch Singin ** 
107. Bully -- SUGAREGG ** 
108. The Doobie Brothers -- Minute By Minute (1978) ** 1/2 
109. Matt Carmichael -- Where Will The River Flow ** 
110. Rod Stewart -- Never A Dull Moment (1972) *** 
111. Rod Stewart -- Smiler (1974) ** 1/2 
112.  Sault -- Nine ***/ 
113. Nina Simone -- Pastel Blues (1965) *** 1/2 
114. The Shangri-Las -- Leader Of The Pack (1965) *** 
115. Jacques Brel -- Ces Gen-la aka Jef (1966) *** 
116. The Supremes -- Where Did Our Love Go (1964) *** 
117. John Grant -- Boy From Michigan ** 1/2 
118. H.E.R. -- Back Of My Mind *** 
119. Olivia Rodrigo -- Sour ** 1/2 
120. Nina Simone -- Wild Is The Wind (1966) ** 1/2 
121. The Isley Brothers -- It's Our Thing (1969) *** 1/2 
122. Judy Roderick -- Woman Blue (1965) *** 
123. Roy Orbison -- Crying (1962) *** 1/2 
124. Roy Orbison -- In Dreams (1963) *** 1/2 
125. Gal Costa -- Gal Costa (1969) *** 
126. The Flying Burrito Brothers -- The Gilded Palace Of Sin (1969) *** 1/2 
127. Allison Russell -- Outside Child *** 1/2 
128. The Impressions -- Keep On Pushing (1964) *** 1/2 
129. Van Dyke Parks -- Song Cycle (1967) ** 
130. The Four Tops -- Reach Out (1967) ** 1/2 
131. Wanda Jackson -- Rockin' With Wanda (1960) ** 
132. Jeffrey Foskett -- Cool and Gone (Gone Gone) (1997) *** 1/2 
133. Patsy Cline -- Patsy Cline (1957) *** 1/2 
134. Patsy Cline -- Showcase (1961) **** 
135. Patsy Cline -- Sentimentally Yours (1962) *** 
136. Joy Oladokun -- In Defense Of My Own Happiness ** 1/2 
137. Jeffrey Foskett -- Christmas At The Beach (1997) * 1/2 
138. Gilberto Gil -- Gilberto Gil (1968) *** 1/2 
139. Fred Neil -- Fred Neil (1966) *** 
140. Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood -- Nancy & Lee (1968) ** 
141. The Byrds -- The Notorious Byrd Brothers (1968) *** 1/2 
142. Isaac Hayes -- Hot Buttered Soul (1969) *** 1/2 
143. The Flatlanders -- Treasure Of Love *** 1/2 
144. Burl Ives -- 20th Century Masters: The Best Of Burl Ives -- The Millennium Collection (2001) *** 
145. Tammy Wynette -- D-I-V-O-R-C-E (1968) *** 
146. Murray McLauchlan -- Hourglass ** 
147. Various Artists -- Tropicalia Ou Panis Et Circensis (1968) **** 
148. The Delfonics -- La La Means I Love You (1968) **1/2 
149. Ella Fitzgerald and Count Basie -- Ella and Basie (1963) *** 1/2 
150. Quivers -- Golden Doubt ** 1/2 
151. Wilson Pickett -- The Exciting Wilson Pickett (1966) *** 1/2 
152. Townes Van Zandt -- Townes Van Zandt (1969) *** 1/2 
153. Lesley Gore -- I'll Cry If I Want To (1963) *** 
154. Rachel Faro -- Refugees (1974) *** 1/2 
155. Jorge Ben -- Samba Esquerra Novo (1963) *** 1/2 
156. Donovan -- Sunshine Superman (1966) ** 
157. Shirley and Dolly Collins -- Anthems In Eden (1969) *** 1/2 
158. Donovan -- Mellow Yellow (1967) *** 
159. The Sonics -- Here Are The Sonics (1965) ** 1/2 
160. Joseph Spence -- Encore: unheard Recordings Of Bahamian Guitar and Singing ** 
161. Inhaler -- It Won't Always Be Like This ** 1/2 
162. Donovan -- Donovan's Greatest Hits (1969) *** 
163. Tuscadero -- The Pink Album (1994) *** 
164. Bob Dylan -- Shadow Kingdom *** 1/2 
165. Isaac Hayes -- Black Moses (1971) **** 
166. James Booker -- Classified (1982) **** Expanded Edition *** 1/2 
167. Madness -- Absolutely (1980) *** 1/2 
168. Madness -- 7 (1981) ** 1/2 
169. Wolf Alice -- Blue Weekend *** 
170. Joe Higgs -- Life Of Contradictions (1975) *** 1/2 
171. Jackson Browne -- Downhill From Everywhere ** 
172. Black Country, New Road -- For The First Time ** 
173. Los Lobos -- Native Son ** 
174. Ric Robertson -- Carolina Child ***/ 
175. Prince -- Welcome 2 America ** 1/2 ("When She Comes" a keeper) 
176. Laura Mvula -- Pink Noise ** 1/2 
177. Clairo -- Sling ** 1/2 
178. Shirley Collins and Albion Country Band -- No Roses (1971) *** 
179. Jim Lauderdale -- Hope ** 1/2 
180. VA -- Separate Paths Together: An Anthology Of British Male Folk Singers 1965-1975 ** 
181. Colin Hay -- I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself ***/ 
182. George Harrison -- All Things Must Pass (2021 remaster) *** 1/2 
183. The Beatles -- The Beatles aka The White Album **** 
184. Ashley Hutchings -- A Midwinter Miscellany (2020) ** 1/2 
185. Shirley Collins -- Lodestar (2016) *** 1/2 
186. Burl Ives -- Return Of The Wayfaring Stranger (1960) **** Bonus Tracks ** 1/2 
187. Richard Thompson -- Serpent's Tears ep ** ("Tinker's Rhapsody" a keeper) 
188. Billie Eilish -- Happier Than Ever *** 1/2 
189. Nina Simone -- Little Girl Blue (1959) *** 1/2 
190. Scritti Politti --Cupid & Psyche 85 ** 
191. Son Volt -- Electro Melodier ** 
192. Joe Meek -- I Hear A New World (1960) * 1/2 
193. Mickey Newbury -- Looks Like Rain (1969) **** 
194. Mickey Newbury -- Frisco Mabel Joy (1971) *** 1/2 
195. Mickey Newbury -- Heaven Help The Child (1973) ***/ 
196. Ringo Starr -- Ringo (1973) ** 1/2 
197. Ringo Starr -- Goodnight Vienna (1974) ** 
198. Ringo Starr -- Time Takes Time (1992) ** 1/2 
199. Lorde -- Solar Power ** 1/2 
200. Mickey Newbury -- An American Trilogy (2011) *** 1/2 
201. The Everly Brothers -- Two Yanks In England (1966) ***/ 
202. The Everly Brothers -- It's Everly Time (1960) *** 1/2 
203. The Everly Brothers -- Sing Great Country Hits (1063) ** 1/2 
204. Martha Wainwright -- Love Will be Reborn ** 
205. Sturgill Simpson -- The Ballad of Dood & Juanita *** 
206. The Everly Brothers -- The Everly Brothers aka They're Off And Rolling, Says Archie (1958) ** 1/2 
207. The Everly Brothers -- Christmas With The Everly Brothers (1962) no stars 
208. The Beach Boys -- Sunflower (1970) ***/ 
209. The Beach Boys -- Surf's Up (1971) ** 1/2 
210. The Beach Boys -- Holland (1973) ** 1/2 
211. Ellis Regina and Antonio Carlos Jobim -- Ellis & Tom (1974) **** 
212. Milton Nascimento & Lo Borges -- Clube de Esquina (1972) *** 1/2 
213. Gerry Rafferty -- Remain In Blue ** 1/2 
214. Richard Pryor -- Craps (After Hours) (1971) *** 
215. Brian Setzer -- Gotta Have The Rumble ** 1/2 (song "Drip Drop" is a keeper) 
216. Richard Pryor -- That N-----'s Crazy (1974) *** 1/2 
217. Caetano Veloso -- Transa (1972) *** 
218. Donovan Woods -- Without People (2020) ** 1/2 
219. Richard Pryor -- ...Is It Something I Said? (1975) **** 
220. John Paul Keith -- The Rhythm of the City ** 1/2 
221. Wanda Jackson -- Encore ** 1/2 
222. Joao Gilberto -- Chega de Saudade (1959) **** 
223. Lindsey Buckingham -- Lindsey Buckingham ***/  
224. Richard Pryor -- Bicentennial N---r (1976) *** 1/2 
225. Rumer -- Live From Lafayette *** 
226. Cartola -- Cartola II (1976) *** 1/2 
227. Playlist -- Yacht Soul For Every Season by Lori Lakin Hutcherson *** 
228. Daniel Romano -- Cobra Poems ** 
229. Buena Vista Social Club -- Buena Vista Social Club (remastered) **** 
230. Jorge Ben Jor -- A Tabua de Esmeralda (1974) *** 1/2 
231. Randy Travis -- Storms of Life (1986) *** 1/2 
232. Raul Seixas -- Krig-Ha, Bandolo! (1973) ** 1/2 
233. Sufjan Stevens -- A Beginner's Mind ***/ 
234. Secos & Molhados -- Secos & Molhados (1974) *** 
235. Gene Clark -- No Other (1974) *** 1/2  
236. Michael Chapman -- Rainmaker (1969) ** 1/2 
237. VA -- The Great Depression: American Music in The 30s (1993) ** 1/2 
238. Supergrass -- In It For The Money (1997) *** 1/2 
239. Dave -- We're All Alone In This Together ** 1/2 
240. Esperanza Spalding -- Songwrighters Apothecary Lab ** 1/2 
241. William Shatner -- Bill ** 1/2 ("Clouds Of Guilt" the keeper) 
242. Alice Clark -- Alice Clark (1972) *** 1/2 
243. Dori Freeman -- Ten Thousand Roses *** 1/2 
244. Ronnie Milsap -- Christmas With Ronnie Milsap (1986) * 
245. Vangelis -- Juno To Jupiter ** 
246. Bela Fleck -- My Bluegrass Heart *** 
247. ABBA -- Gold **** 
248. Brandi Carlile -- In These Silent Days *** 1/2 
249. Adia Victoria -- A Southern Gothic *** 
250. Lil Nas X -- Montero *** 
251. Chico Buarque -- Construçao (1971) *** 
252. Jose Gonzalez -- Local Valley ** 
253. Angus Gill -- The Scrapbook ** 
254. Kacey Musgraves -- Star-Crossed ** 1/2 
255. Perry Como -- In Italy (1966) ** 1/2 
256. Perry Como -- Lightly Latin (1966) ** 
257. Asleep At The Wheel -- Half A Hundred Years ** 
258. Perry Como -- The Scene Changes (1965) ** 1/2 
259. Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga -- Love For Sale ** 1/2 
260. Neil Young -- Carnegie Hall 1970 (Live) *** 
261. The Beatles -- Get Back (orig Let It Be, Glynis Johns) *** 1/2 
262. Perry Como -- Seattle (1969) * 
263. Norah Jones -- I Dream Of Christmas * 1/2 
264. Rob Thomas -- Something About Christmas Time * 1/2 
265. Men Without Hats -- Again Pt. 1 * 
266. Duran Duran -- Future Past ** 1/2 
267. Finneas -- Optimist ** 1/2 
268. Kelly Clarkson -- When Christmas Comes Around ** 
269. The Beatles -- Get Back (orig Let It Be 1970 version Glynis Johns) *** 1/2 
270. Jason Isbell -- Georgia Blue ** 
271. Pistol Annies -- Hell Of A Holiday ** 
272. Perry Como -- Seasons Greetings From Perry Como (1959) * 
273. Perry Como -- The Perry Como Christmas Album (1968) * 
274. Perry Como -- Sings Merry Christmas Music (1947) * 
275. Perry Como -- Around The Christmas Tree (1953) * 
276. Perry Como -- It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas * 
277. Perry Como -- The Classic Christmas Album (2014) * 
278. Perry Como -- The Complete RCA Christmas Collection * 1/2 
279. Perry Como -- Look To Your Heart (1968) * 
280. Glen Campbell -- That Christmas Feeling (1968) * 
281. Billy Idol -- Happy Holidays * 
282. ABBA -- Voyage *** 
283. Steve Perry -- The Season * 
284. Brian Fallon -- Night Divine * 
285. Kristen Chenoweth -- Happiness Is...Christmas! * 1/2 
286. Brett Young -- & Friends Sing Christmas Classics * 
287. Davy Knowles -- What Happens Next ** 
288. Norman Blake -- Day By Day ** 1/2 
289. Josh Turner -- King Size Manger * 1/2 
290. Doobie Brothers -- Liberté ** 
291. Caetano Veloso -- Caetano Veloso aka Tropicalia (1968) *** 1/2 
292. The John Sally Ride -- Now Is Not A Great Time *** 1/2 
293. Aimee Mann -- Queens Of The Summer Hotel *** 1/2 
294. Adele -- 30 ***  
295. Randy Travis -- An Old Fashioned Christmas ** 1/2 
296. Bing Crosby and Rosemary Clooney -- Fancy Meeting You Here (1958) * 1/2 
297. Brian Wilson -- At My Piano *** 
298. Bruno Mars and Anderson.Paak -- An Evening With Silk Sonic *** 
299. Anson Seabra -- A Heartfelt Holiday ep ** 1/2 
300. Bluewerks -- Vol. 5: Warm Up (holiday) * 
301. Various Artists -- An Americana Christmas ** 1/2 
302. Robert Plant and Alison Krauss -- Raise the Roof *** 1/2 
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(Not TV movies, of course, but movies and TV -- and TV movies if it comes to that. Mostly I only list TV shows when I've tackled an entire season at once or reappraising an entire series after it's over This doesn't really capture my ongoing watching of current TV.)


1. Tomka And His Friends (1977) *** 
2. A Night At The Opera (1935) *** 
3. The Firemen's Ball (1967) *** 1/2 
4. City Lights (1931) **** 
5. Bulldog Drummond's Secret Service (1939) * 
6. Bulldog Drummond's New Bride (1939) * 
7. The Blues According To Lightnin' Hopkins doc (1968) *** 1/2 
8. Listen, Darling (1938) * 1/2 
9. Roman Holiday (1953) *** 1/2 
10. A Man Called Adam (1966) Sammy Davis Jr vehicle ** (but good songs) 
11. Four Wives (1939) ** 
12. That's Right -- You're Wrong! (1939) * 1/2 
13. The Angels Wash Their Faces (1939) ** 
14. Idiot's Delight (1939) ** 
15. Blackwell's Island (1939) * 1/2 
16. Manhatta (1921) *** 1/2 
17. Dust Be My Destiny (1939) ** (but the leads are really good together) 
18. A Poem Is A Naked Person doc (1974) *** 1/2 
19. Dear Comrades! *** 1/2 
20. Kajillionaire ** 1/2 
21. Promising Young Woman ** 
22. Corpus Christi (2020) *** 1/2 
23. About Endlessness *** 1/2 
24. The Boy From Medellin doc ** 1/2 to *** 
25. The Human Factor doc ** 1/2 
26. Summer Of '85 ** 1/2 
27.  Everybody's Hobby (1939) *
28. Two Of Us (2020) *** 
29. Bo Burnham: Inside *** 1/2 
30. Henry Gamble's Birthday Party (2015) *** 1/2 
31. Hopscotch (1980) *** 
32. Black Widow ** 1/2 
33. F9 aka Fast and Furious 9 ** 
34. McCartney 321 (Hulu doc w Rick Rubin) *** 1/2 
35. Shadow Kingdom: The Early Songs Of Bob Dylan film * 1/2; musical performance *** 1/2 
36. Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings ** 1/2 (drive in) 
37. Free Guy * 1/2 (drive in) 
38. Village Detective: A Song Cycle (2021) *** (Bill Morrison doc) 
39. Barb & Star Go To Vista Del Mar ----- 
40. Dune ** 1/2 
41. No Time To Die ** 1/2 
42. Belfast ** 
43. Spencer ** 1/2 
44. The French Dispatch *** 1/2 
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(The names after the shows are the people who joined me at the performance.)


1. Ratatouille The Tik Tok Musical *** (streaming) 
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Updated as of November 27, 2021

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