Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I wrote a simple update post. I originally had a documentary I was going to review for today, but since finishing work my internet has been very spotty and I haven’t been able to watch it all, so I thought I would take the time to write an update post and review the documentary tomorrow.
I can’t remember when the last update was, but it’s been a little while. This year is absolutely flying by, I still think it’s like January, but somehow it’s almost June. Fiction writing has taken a backseat to writing reviews, and it is something I want to get back to soon. I keep trying to get ahead on review, but I’ve also been addicted to playing Yakuza: Like a Dragon, which takes up too much of my time. I honestly think it’s the best game in the Yakuza/Judgement series. Absolutely loving it. Apart from that I’ve also been binge watching the Trash Taste podcast on YouTube.
With the films I’ve been watching, the only one I haven’t reviewed is Metropolis, which I did enjoy and really liked the aesthetic to it. I can see completely why it’s held up as a masterpiece, it’s legacy, and influence it’s had over sci-fi. Brigitte Helm is absolutely phenomenal in it. Her performance literally makes the film. I watched the 2010 restoration which is the most complete version of the film available. I do think it’s too long, and I’m not surprised it was cut down when it first came out, but it’s still good. I will watch it again and it’s a new addition to my list of films that I want to watch in a cinema at some point.
A few weeks ago, around the start of April I was ill and that stopped me reading almost completely. I have two unfinished books next to my bed and I need to get back to them. I just found it so hard to focus on things I was reading and haven’t picked up a book since. I have tomorrow off and will be forcing myself to read something for a little bit.
Well that sums up what I’ve been up to recently. Plenty of things to come. For now, thanks for reading and until next time,