Monday, August 28, 2017

Pop Culture Consumption, Summer 2017

It's been four months since I graduated from Portland Seminary, and we are in the final week leading up to our move to Scotland. We leave for New York on September 2, then fly into Edinburgh on September 5. I'll begin my PhD programme at St Andrews on September 27, so we will have a few weeks to get settled as a family before I dive back into full-time academic studies.

I've tried to take advantage of this in-between time to read and watch as much as possible, particularly books and films outside of my research. So, here's a list of everything I've consumed since graduating from seminary (April 28) until now (August 28), posted in chronological order without comment or review:

Movies (Read my movie reviews at Cinemayward or follow me on Letterboxd)
  • The Lost City of Z (2017)
  • A Monster Calls (2016)
  • Mulholland Dr. (2001)
  • The Handmaiden (2016)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
  • Florence Foster Jenkins (2016)
  • Alien: Covenant (2017)
  • The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
  • Don’t Think Twice (2016)
  • Alien (1979)
  • La La Land (2016)
  • Aliens (1986)
  • Alien 3 (1992)
  • Escape from New York (1981)
  • A Quiet Passion (2017)
  • Stalker (1979)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Paterson (2016)
  • I Am Not Your Negro (2016/7)
  • Brooklyn (2015)
  • Things to Come (2016)
  • The Spitfire Grill (1996)
  • War Machine (2017)
  • The Book of Henry (2017)
  • Heat (1995)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Moana (2016)
  • Star Trek Beyond (2016)
  • Casting JonBonet (2017)
  • Wonder Woman (2017)
  • Baby Driver (2017)
  • Okja (2017)
  • The Beguiled (2017)
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017)
  • Their Finest (2017)
  • Night of the Living Dead (1968)
  • War for the Planet of the Apes (2017)
  • Trafic (1971)
  • Dunkirk (2017)
  • Rio Bravo (1959)
  • The Big Sleep (1946)
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
  • Bringing Up Baby (1938)
  • Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans (1927)
  • A Ghost Story (2017)
  • A New Leaf (1971)
  • The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki (2017)
  • Ball of Fire (1941)
  • Sergeant York (1941)
  • The Battle of Algiers (1966)
  • Southside with You (2016)
  • To Have and Have Not (1944)
  • Grand Illusion (1937)
  • The Birds (1963)
  • What We Do in the Shadows (2014)
  • David Lynch: The Art Life (2017)
  • The Glass Castle (2017)
  • Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992)
  • After the Storm (2017)
  • A Man for All Seasons (1966)
  • The Believer (2001)
  • The Son of Joseph (2017)
  • Logan Lucky (2017)
  • The Trip (2010)
Television
  • Twin Peaks, Season 1-2
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Season 3
  • Master of None, Season 1 (didn't finish)
  • The Wire, Season 1
  • Rectify, Season 1
  • The Good Place, Season 1
Books
  • American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
  • Out of the Silent Planet (C.S. Lewis)
  • Perelandra (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Peaceable Kingdom (Stanley Hauerwas)
  • In the Name of Jesus (Henri Nouwen)
  • That Hideous Strength (C.S. Lewis)
  • The Quakers: A Very Short Introduction (Pink Dandelion) 
  • Like Dew Your Youth (Eugene Peterson)
  • Theology and Culture (Paul Tillich)
  • Movies are Prayers (Josh Larsen)
  • A Gentleman in Moscow (Amor Towles)
  • Trauma and Memory (Peter Levine)
  • The Crucifixion (Fleming Rutledge) 
  • A Book of Luminous Things (Czeslaw Milosz)
  • The Givenness of Things (Marilynne Robinson)
  • Jayber Crow (Wendell Berry)
Podcasts
  • This American Life
  • Filmspotting
  • Seeing and Believing with Wade Bearden & Kevin McLenithan
  • Invisibilia
  • On Being with Krista Tippett
Music
  • Kendrick Lamar - DAMN.
  • Sufjan Stevens, Nico Muhly, Bryce Dessner, and James McAlister - Planetarium
  • Arcade Fire - Everything Now
  • The War on Drugs - A Deeper Understanding

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to this summer of 2017?

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