In December I...



...watched the following films:
Wine Country - dir. Amy Poehler ★★
High Life - dir. Claire Denis ★★★
American Factory - dir. Steven Bognar, Julia Reichert ★★★
All Is True - dir. Kenneth Branagh ★★
Her Smell - dir. Alex Ross Perry ★★★
The Hole in the Ground - dir. Lee Cronin ★★★
The Laundromat - dir. Steven Soderbergh ★★★½
The Front Runner - dir. Jason Reitman ★★½
Support the Girls - dir. Andrew Bujalski ★★★★
Yesterday - dir. Danny Boyle ★★½
Then Came You (aka Departures) - dir. Peter Hutchings ★★½
Thunder Road - dir. Jim Cummings ★★★★
Aniara - dir. Pella Kågerman, Hugo Lilja ★★★★
Marriage Story - dir. Noah Baumbach ★★★★½
The Report - dir. Scott Z.Burns ★★★
The Irishman  - dir. Martin Scorsese ★★★★
Transit - dir. Christian Petzold ★★★½
Capernaum - dir. Nadine Labaki ★★★★
Keep an Eye Out (Au Poste!)- dir. Quentin Dupieux ★★★
A Star Is Born - dir. Bradley Cooper ★★★
JoJo Rabbit - dir. Taika Waititi ★★★½
Sunset - dir. László Nemes ★★★½
In Fabric - dir. Peter Strickland ★★★½
Burning (Beoning) - dir. Chang-dong Lee ★★★½
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (Hymyilevä mies) - dir. Juho Kuosmanen ★★★½
The Palm Beach Story - dir. Preston Sturges ★★★½
House (Hausu) -dir. Nobuhiko Ôbayashi ★★★½
Leningrad Cowboys Go America - dir. Aki Kaurismäki ★★★★
CQ - dir. Roman Coppola ★★½
Two-Lane Blacktop - dir. Monte Hellman ★★★½
Dolemite - dir. D'Urville Martin ★★
also re-watched:
A Christmas Story - dir. Bob Clark ★★★

...also watched:
8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown Christmas Special 2019
Blockbusters S2 Ep10
Celebrity Crystal Maze Celebrity Christmas 2019 Special
Escape to the Chateau S6 Eps 5-8
Find It, Fix It, Flog ItS4 Eps 11-25
Only Connect S15 Eps 13-15
Stath Lets Flats S1
QI S17 Eps 5-8
QI: Quizmas
University Challenge S58 Eps 19-21
Christmas University Challenge 2019 Eps 1-5

...got the following music:
Crowded House ‎– Crowded House (Vinyl)
Fontaines D.C. ‎– Dogrel (Vinyl/Download)
Richard Hawley ‎– Further (Vinyl/Download)
R.E.M. ‎– Monster (Vinyl)
Wilco ‎– Ode To Joy (Vinyl/Download)

...saw Gruff Rhys at Whelan's

...listened to the following podcasts: 
THE ADAM BUXTON PODCAST
EP.100 - JOE CORNISH & LOUIS THEROUX
EP.101 - BOOK CLUB: 'THE CATCHER IN THE RYE' WITH SARA PASCOE & RICHARD AYOADE
EP.102 - PHILIP PULLMAN
EP.103 - EMILY DEAN
EP.104 - CHRIS MORRIS 1
EP.109 - DAWN O'PORTER
Elis James and John Robins
#28 - Medieval Sword Fighting, Keith Floyd and Dim Sheep
#29 - A Generic Central London Christmas Market (Bonus #Content)
#30 - Russell Howard, Willy Warmers and Elis's Chunky Bum - Live From The Pub!
#31 - Elis and John's Christmas Crackers
Elis James' Feast of Football
Episode 105: Euro 2020 draw
Episode 106: Is Brendan Rodgers a genius?
Episode 107: Dealing with a mumps outbreak
Football Weekly - the guardian
No new manager bounce at Arsenal as Liverpool march on – Football Weekly
Magical Mané, flying Foxes and Watford worries – Football Weekly Extra
Duncan Ferguson lifts Everton gloom and Son goes solo – Football Weekly
The Premier League's Champions League stroll, Fifa, Kinder eggs and more – Football Weekly Extra
De Bruyne the destroyer and Barça v Real Madrid preview - Football Weekly
Liverpool’s busy 24 hours, manager moves and more – Football Weekly Extra
World champions Liverpool and Manchester City school Leicester - Football Weekly
A bad day for Foxes and Pardew back in the game – Football Weekly Extra
How Did This Get Made?
129. The Apple: LIVE!
167. Chopping Mall: LIVE!
219. Drop Dead Fred: LIVE! (w/ Casey Wilson)
226. Body of Evidence: LIVE!
Grease 2 (w/ Anna Faris)
KCRW's The Treatment
Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski: 'Dolemite Is My Name'
Scott Z. Burns: 'The Report'
Noah Baumbach: 'Marriage Story'
Never Not Funny with Jimmy Pardo
2516 - Zach Kornfeld
2517 - Missi Pyle
2518 - Brad Morris
2519 - Craig Ferguson
Danielle Koenig
RHLSTP with Richard Herring
RHLSTP 235 - Max and Ivan
RHLSTP 236 - Grayson Perry
RHLSTP 237 - Annabel Giles
RHLSTP 238 - Ian McMillan
RHLSTP 239 - Simon Evans
RHLSTP 240 - Seann Walsh
The Second Captains World Service
Ep 1640: Dele's Riot Act, Jose's New Act, Ole's Quality Control, Silva Bullet, Liverpool Got 5 On It - 05/12/19
Ep 1644: League Of Legends, Pep Fatigue, Frank Gets Dunc'ed On - 10/12/19
Ep 1648: KDB Wrecks Arsenal, Arsenal Wreck Themselves, Big Dunc's Big Call - 16/12/19
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