While I’ll be watching the “True Detective” season finale tonight, this week was relatively television free, though it made for time to watch a couple movies. First there was 300: Rise of an Empire (which I’ve already reviewed), then The Grand Budapest Hotel, for which I offered up some thoughts, but will have a full review this week. I will say this about Grand Budapest, I could watch it again right now.
At home I watched Criterion’s new Blu-ray release of Akira Kurosawa‘s The Hidden Fortress, which I will have a review for this coming week and just last night I watched Zatoichi the Outlaw, the sixteenth Zatoichi film, as I continue to make my way through Criterion’s wonderful presentation of the entire Zatoichi collection of films.
Finally, I finished reading “The Winter People“, a ghost story by Jennifer Mcmahon that I really enjoyed. Weaving the narrative of a young woman in 1908 whose daughter is mysteriously killed into a present day story involving the disappearance of Alice, mother of two young daughters and keeper of an age-old secret. It’s a quick read and more-or-less, airport fiction, but I quite enjoyed it.
I’ve now moved to reading “Galveston” from “True Detective” creator Nic Pizzolatto. It’s his debut novel and it was only $2.99 on Kindle. For that price how can you not check it out?