Snowpiercer (2013)

Frankenstein (Shelly's) as a violent B-movie, in the best way possible. If Logan's Run or The Omega Man were about iniquity and futility.



Scorsese #5: Taxi Driver (1976)

It would be pretty easy to say this is the greatest psychological thriller of all time. The handful of movies that come close always have something a bit cartoonish to them, but what drives Taxi Driver is an unrelenting sense of disturbing realism. It's also aged well; out-there serial killers feel like freak occurrences, but unhinged, isolation-maddened, wannabe-super heroes are all over nowadays.



Man Down, 1st Christmas Special

What an amazing and beautiful cast this was.



Childrens Hospital - Season 3

All the things that made this show work came into some kind of mystical, sacred balance in Season 3. Even the worst episodes are brutally, unforgivingly funny.



Andrew Graham Renaissance

A six part series on the Renaissance, which apparently has never been rerun or released on DVD *cough*. All I could find on it was a review from the Telegraph which is ranty, dishonest, and poorly-argued even by "Hitler was left-wing" Telegraph standards. ("standards").


Pleasantly-written narration, good camera work, and tasteful pacing make this both extremely relaxing and extremely exciting. I couldn't recommend it more strongly.



John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017)

I thought there wasn't much reason to have a John Wick sequel, but this turned out to be an Empire Strikes Back-level followup. The plot is excellent and the performances are outstanding. It's more stylized than the first, sometimes to the point of being extremely beautiful. Both of these movies have been extraordinary, and this is shaping up to be the trilogy of the decade.



Jen Kirkman - I'm Gonna Die Alone (And I Feel Fine)

I'd never really heard of Jen Kirkman until I started listening to Pod F. Tomkast (R.I.P.), where the funniest part of the show was when, every episode, the host would call her up and she would tell a ten minute story that put me in tears. That lead me to watching this, which turned her into one of my all-time favourite comedians.



The Sarah Silverman Program - Season 1

It's hard to explain how good this is. Imagine a vulgar cartoon, like South Park or all the ones they've been putting on Netflix, but imagine it without the self-importance and/or lazy snarkiness. Imagine it with characters you like, instead of punchline delivery machines. And the head writer is Dan Harmon, of Ricky and Morty and Community. If that sounds appealing to you at all, then go out and watch this and you will not be disappointed.



Clone High

Fifteen years later this still holds up really well, in spite of the odd dated pop culture reference and the Jack Black episode you can comfortably skip. Maybe the sharpest parody ever made.