📺 Stuff I Watched 2023

Below is a list of the stuff I have watched in 2023, so far. Everything is organized in reverse chronological order. When I finish a show or movie, it gets added to the top of the list. Five stars is the highest rating, one is the lowest.

2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)movie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐The sci-fi movie.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)movie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A timeless classic.
Barbie (2023)movie⭐⭐I appreciate the message(s), but after a strong start, the movie fell flat for me.
Charade (1963)movie⭐⭐⭐Very Hitchcockian, but not the same.
Blade Runner 2049 (2017)movie⭐⭐⭐⭐A fantastic, harrowing sequel.
Father Brown (2013— )seriesvarious⭐⭐⭐My new favorite comfort show. It's a cozy mystery series featuring a crime-solving priest from the Cotswolds.
Barbarian (2022)movieI don't understand the positive reviews. The monster is laughable, and the decisions by the protagonist(s) are infuriating. I know this movie is supposed to have deeper meaning, but it just does not work.
A Haunting in Venice (2023)movie⭐⭐⭐Saw it in a theater. Easily the best of the Kenneth Branagh Poirot movies.
The Blob (1958)movie⭐⭐⭐A slow-moving, amorphous blob can only be so scary. Otherwise enjoyable.
Pet Sematary (1989)movie⭐⭐Laughably bad direction and acting. Wasted potential.
Cat People (1942)movie⭐⭐⭐⭐They did the Cat Woman dirty. Featured on Ebert's great films list.
What We Do in the Shadowsseriesfive⭐⭐⭐⭐A big improvement over the past two seasons.
Persona (1966)movie⭐⭐⭐⭐How do you evaluate something you aren't meant to understand?
Little Big Leaguemovie⭐⭐Honestly has some funny moments.
TwistermovieTerrifying as a kid. Laughably awful as an adult.
Fargoseriestwo⭐⭐⭐⭐Jesse Plemons and Kirsten Dunst steal the show.
Fire of Lovemovie⭐⭐⭐⭐A documentary following the lives and deaths of a volcanologist couple.
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934)movie⭐⭐
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusademovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch. I prefer it to Raiders of the Lost Ark. Funnier. Better one liners.
Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Arkmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch.
The Bearseriestwo⭐⭐⭐⭐See my notes on the show here.
LightyearmovieThis movie doesn't need to exist.
Eastern Promisesmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐Viggo and Cronenberg make a great duo. I wish the Anna character wasn't written as such a fool.
Blue Velvetmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐What a wild ride.
The Bridge on the River Kwaimovie⭐⭐⭐⭐
Andorseriesone⭐⭐⭐⭐Excellent show.
The Dropoutmini series⭐⭐⭐Seyfried kills it as Holmes.
I Love Lucyseries⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Lucille Ball was a master of physical comedy.
Back to the Future IImovie⭐⭐⭐Rewatch.
Back to the Futuremovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch.
I Think You Should Leaveseriesthree⭐⭐Weaker than previous seasons.
Realitymovie⭐⭐⭐I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this.
Successionseriesfour (final)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐A worthy ending to an all-time great show.
The 39 Stepsmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐Another Hitchcock.
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fogmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐A silent film made by Alfred Hitchcock.
Michael Claytonmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch. A personal favorite.
Super Mario Brosmovie⭐⭐Saw it in theaters. Exceeded my low expectations.
The Gooniesmovie⭐⭐⭐Rewatch.
Down PeriscopemovieIt was free on YouTube and I like Frasier.
Roadrunner: A Film About Anthony Bourdainmovie⭐⭐A good chunk of this documentary is spent pinning blame for Bourdain's suicide.
Seven Kings Must DiemovieShould have ended it at the series finale.
The Banshees of Inisherinmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Wonder Boysmovie⭐⭐⭐
Ted Lassoseriesthree⭐⭐Just couldn't get into the new season.
Se7enmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch. Haven't seen it in years. Holds up even better than I thought.
The Last of Usseriesone⭐⭐⭐
Cunk on Earthseriesone⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Absolutely hilarious.
Spotlightmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch. I can watch this movie over and over again.
Before Sunrisemovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐Rewatch. An all-time classic.
La La Landmovie⭐⭐⭐⭐
Casablancamovie⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐You were dumped, Rick. Get over it.
The Staircase (2022)mini series⭐⭐
Guillermo del Toro's Pinnochiomovie⭐⭐⭐Wonderful craftsmanship.
The Pale Blue Eyemovie⭐⭐
His Dark Materialsseriesthree (final)⭐⭐⭐Underrated series.
The Menumovie⭐⭐⭐⭐Morbid and hilarious.