Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend and that the new year is going well! Here’s some songs, TV shows, and movies that I’ve been listening to/watching lately.
Well, in this case, it would probably be more of an artist recommendation. Sigrid is one of the new artists that I’ve been listening to a lot lately. She has a great voice and some amazing songs, and she hasn’t even released her first album yet which I am definitely looking forward to. You might have seen her as BBC’s Sound of 2018, but if not I completely recommend everything to do with Sigrid.
So now that I got a little of the Sigrid gushing out of my system, I am now going to move onto my TV show recommendation because I feel like this is the main new music that I’ve been listening to lately.
TV Show Rec:
I recently got into Peaky Blinders, so please don’t spoil anything if you comment, but I love this show. Cillian Murphy is such an amazing actor, and it has interesting dynamics and story lines that I can’t wait to follow as I finish Season 1 and move through the next three seasons. Aunt Polly is BAMF by the way, and that’s all I have to say about that. Based on what I’ve seen so far, I wholeheartedly recommend this show. Also, “Red Right Hand” by: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds was the perfect choice for the theme song.
The Big Sick is funny as well as surprisingly sad at certain points. Full disclosure, I cried more than once, but I enjoyed it a lot. It’s hard to believe that this was based on Kumail Nanjiani and Emily Gordon’s actual love story, because it was almost made to be the plot of a romantic comedy. It was relatable and heartwarming, and I would recommend seeing it as soon as possible if you haven’t already.
The Shape of Water was one of the last movies that I saw in the theater, and it was everything I expected and more. I enjoyed it a lot, and found it be one of the best told love stories I’ve watched on screen in awhile. However, it is Guillermo del Toro and it is weird; it’s everything you would expect of a movie where the male romantic lead is just titled the Amphibian Man in the credits. That being said, Sally Hawkins is amazing and gives an extremely nuanced and lovely performance as Elisa. Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spencer are both great actors and their talents are fully on display here. Doug Jones somehow makes an Amphibian Man something understandable and almost charismatic. Michael Shannon’s villain is easy to hate, and shows that evil is often more present in the human form than in the monster itself. I will warn you that this movie fully deserves its R rating. If this sounds like your cup of tea, then go for it. If not, then please cross your fingers with me and hope that it wins some of the 13 Oscars this gem is nominated for. The soundtrack by Alexandre Desplat perfectly fits the movie as well, and fully deserves the Academy Award.
Black Panther is amazingly wonderful, and all of the characters have such presence on screen. I loved Shuri so much, and Okoye and Nakia are strong, nuanced, and badass. The plot is interesting, the soundtrack is great, and this movie is so worth seeing in the theaters. I won’t say anything more because I don’t want to spoil it, but I think this movie is a must see.