Cheese pizza cooling.

Cheese pizza on metal rack.

Favourite new-to-me films for May 2021:

DOWN WITH LOVE, REMEMBER THE NIGHT, THE PALM BEACH STORY, THE HUMAN VOICE, THE FLORESTINE COLLECTION, FOUR ROADS, RIDERS OF JUSTICE.

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Chickpea Shakshuka fresh from the oven.

Pan with Shakshuka on stove.

Watching the 2013 colourful and strange comedy ‎I’M SO EXCITED! directed by Pedro Almodóvar on MUBI. 🎥

Watching ‎Anders Thomas Jensen’s 2020 film RIDERS OF JUSTICE in iTunes. 🎥

Watching ‎Tom Tykwer’s 1998 film RUN LOLA RUN again. 🎥

Listening to Matt Berry’s psychedelic album “The Blue Elephant” while I cook supper and really enjoying it. 🎵

Starting to watch the music documentary series 1971: THE YEAR THAT MUSIC CHANGED EVERYTHING on Apple TV+.

Watching ‎Grant Gee’s brilliant 2007 music documentary JOY DIVISION again. 🎥

Watching ‎Mike Leigh’s gorgeous 2014 film MR. TURNER on MUBI. 🎥

Watching ‎the 2021 documentary STREET GANG: HOW WE GOT TO SESAME STREET directed by Marilyn Agrelo in the TIFF Digital Lightbox. 🎥

Watching ‎King Vidor’s delightful 1928 silent comedy THE PATSY. 🎥

Watching ‎George Cukor’s 1935 film SYLVIA SCARLETT with Katharine Hepburn and Cary Grant on TCM. 🎥

One lovely little highlight of the day when I went for a walk was a little kid who said, “hi” and then “your beard looks like Santa.”

Diving into the wonderful collection of films that is part of the Animation Festival of Halifax which is now streaming.

Favourite new-to-me films for April 2021: THE IN-LAWS, CODED BIAS, HE’S THE ONE, THE DELIAN MODE, TAMPOPO, GIRLS AT 12, SMOOTH TALK.

Big-eared sourdough loaves cooling.

Sourdough loves cooling on metal rack.

Tomato soup cooked in a bread machine.

As a 2 week shutdown begins in Nova Scotia I’m glad I baked bread yesterday and tomato soup is cooking in the bread machine so I can have a comforting supper of a grilled cheese and tomato soup.

Listening to Arab Strap’s great new album As Days Get Dark again as I make supper.

Watching ‎Joyce Chopra’s 1985 film SMOOTH TALK on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

As Nova Scotia faces the 3rd wave of the pandemic Fortitude from 2 Crows seems like a good choice.

Beer bottle.

Cupcakes.

Cupcakes cooling on wire rack.

It’s National Canadian Film Day and there are great films streaming for free and to rent. Here are some I would recommend: STORIES WE TELL, WEREWOLF, MURMUR, NINTH FLOOR, A COLONY, WINDOW HORSES, THE BODY REMEMBERS WHEN THE WORLD BROKE OPEN, ANTIGONE, and so much more. 🇨🇦🎥

Watching ‎Claire Denis’ 1996 film NENETTE ET BONI again on The Criterion Channel. 🎥