Watch List Weekly Recap 6/17/23

Swedish punkettes, Zen birds in Brooklyn, a farewell to Glenda Jackson, new Wes Anderson, and more.

Watch List Weekly Recap 6/17/23

This is the Friday recap of Ty Burr’s Watch List postings for the week. If you’d like to cut down on in-box clutter and receive this weekly email ONLY, please go to your account page and under “Email notifications” uncheck every box except “Weekly Digest.” If you’d prefer to not receive it at all, uncheck just “Weekly Digest.”

Good Movies 📽

One Good Film: "We Are The Best!" (2013)

Ty Burr • Jun 12, 2023

An adorably ragged Swedish comedy about three disaffected middle school girls who start a rock group just to piss everybody off. ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2

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Zen Journal

Zen Diary: A Bird List Grows in Brooklyn

Ty Burr • Jun 14, 2023

The first entry in a new opt-in section featuring writings specific to my exploration and practice of Zen Buddhism. (To receive these posts, you'll need to turn on the “Zen Journal” option on your Watch List account page.)

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Remembrances ⭐️

Glenda Jackson 1936-2023

Ty Burr • Jun 15, 2023

Despite her flinty self-possession, Glenda Jackson was surprisingly evanescent as a public person, at least on the American side of the Atlantic. She arrived bewitching Highland cattle and winning an Oscar in Ken Russell’s D.H. Lawrence adaptation “Women in Love” (1969), and it was clear from frame one t…

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Good Movies 📽

What To Watch: Go Wes, Young Man

Ty Burr • Jun 16, 2023

Reviews of "Asteroid City" (⭐ ⭐ ⭐) and "Blue Jean" (⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 1/2) in theaters, "Maggie Moore(s)" (⭐ ⭐ 1/2) and Christian Cooper's "Extraordinary Birder" (⭐ ⭐ ⭐) on VOD.

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