Watch List Weekly Recap 11/10/23

A streaming film recommendation, some kvetching about that "new" Beatles song, and a long think about national elections and international calamities.

Watch List Weekly Recap 11/10/23

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Good Movies 📽

One Good Film: "Listen Up Philip"(2014)

Ty Burr • Nov 6, 2023

"When I reviewed this for the Boston Globe back in 2014, I called it 'the best movie you’ll read all year,' and Perry makes this story of a self-absorbed writer as close to an actual paperback as he can, with judicious narration by Eric Bogosian and a title-credits font that screams Philip Roth." (⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2) (Paid subscribers)

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Eyeless in Newton

Ty Burr • Nov 8, 2023

Some thoughts on Tuesday's elections and on conflagrations and cruelties at home and abroad.

"I went to a citizens’ action for a cease-fire in Gaza last week – a small one in my hometown. About 100 people, mostly older, mostly progressive, more Jewish than you might think. On one side of the street, by sheer coincidence, lives an Israeli family, who were – to put it mildly – distressed at what was unfolding outside their front fence..."

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Music 🎸

You Can't Do That

Ty Burr • Nov 9, 2023

In which the Watch List vents some spleen regarding the latest Frankenrock release from the surviving Beatles. We will not be taking questions. (Paid subscribers)

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