Greeting kiddies. We made it through another one. The Big C is finally on the run, or at least ignored for the time being while we deal with more pressing atrocities. Me, I've been trudging along, making regular visits to the Revue Cinema to soak in my gal pal Serena's terrific programming.
The trivia business is booming. At one point, Pat & I were doing it three times monthly at two different venues. We've now amassed a pretty decent roster of regulars as well as constant walk-ins. In the New Year, we're going to strive to make streaming the event a more common thing so those of you outside the Big Smoke can partake. On the Rue Morgue side of things, I have taken over the Short Cuts column from the exiting Bryan Christopher. With me already watching a thousand short films a year for various film festivals, it made sense for me to slide in there. My first go at it is in the Jan/Feb 2024 issue hitting stands (or your mailbox/inbox) imminently. I have another couple of things I'm cooking up for 2024, but maybe I'll leave them unsaid for now...
As for absorbed media, I think it was more quality over quantity this year. Don't get me wrong, there are many things I enjoyed in 2023, but I'm just going to leave you with the Top 5, because I'm lazy. See you in 2024!
|A masterpiece, the gold standard of adaptation.
|The rawest realization of waking from a nightmare I've ever seen.
|This guys get what makes ED great & what it needs to be going forward.
|Nostalgic, yet topical. And so, so intense.
|Flanagan's Netflix swan song is up there with his best.