Paris is Burning
A must watch film for those interested in queer history, focusing on NYC ball culture in the 80s and tackling issues faced by Queer POC at the time.
A fantastic modern classic focused on the relationship between our narrator, David, and his unpredictable lover Giovanni. While this novel isn’t exactly a “feel-good” read, it is a fantastic work by one of America’s best authors.
The Good Thief’s Guide to Amsterdam
Charlie Howard is a writer by day and cat burglar by night. He gets hired to steal two figurines, but ends up having to prove his innocence of a murder. Simon Vance, an Audiofile Magazine Golden Voice Narrator, is the perfect narrator for this witty caper.
This movie reunites the entire cast of the TV show for a visit from the King and Queen. To fully understand the backstories, watch the TV show first. Fans of the TV show will enjoy revisiting Downton Abbey.
Aguirre, the Wrath of God
After Pizarro subdues the Incan empire, a troop of his men and two women descend into the Amazon rainforest and search for the fabled El Dorado, or City of Gold. The adventure does not go well.
In Which We Serve
Iconic playwright Noel Coward and fledgling director David Lean collaborated on this 1942 tribute to British sailors and their destroyer, the HMS Torrin. John Mills and Richard Attenborough make an impact. Coward is perfect as “Captain D.”
Wet Hot American Summer
One of the absolute FUNNIEST movies featuring a murderer’s row of comedic talent before they became huge stars. The cast includes: Paul Rudd, Amy Pholer, Bradley Cooper, Molly Shannon, Janine Garofalo, Michael Ian Black, Christopher Meloni, and Elizabeth Banks in a sensational satire of summer camp films of the 70s! To this day there is nothing quite like the brand of humor director David Wain and this stacked cast cultivate in this movie. Take a trip this month to Summer Camp with this quotable summer time classic!
The Pixies defined a whole generation of music while simultaneously created a sound that has often been imitated but never replicated. To this day, there is no band that manages to cut straight to your ear and heart quite like the raw, emotional power of their music and there is perhaps no better example of the band than their sophomore album Doolittle. No matter how many times I hear the song “Debaser”, it remains so different, so uniquely raw, that it always manages to feel like the first time.