2021 Culture Diary

The legend for my list was stolen from Steven Soderbergh, where ALL CAPS represents a movie, Sentence Case is a TV show, ALL CAPS ITALICS is a short film, Italics is a book, and bold is a live performance or show. A number in parentheses after a TV show highlights how many episodes I watched. An asterisk after an entry means it’s a rewatch. The source of the movie or show, whether streaming service, physical media, or in theaters, is shown in parentheses as well.

1/1:

1/2: The Crown, S1; Ozark, S1

1/3: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy; The Crown, S1; Ozark, S1; How To With John Wilson

1/4: The Crown, S1

1/5: Georgia Run-off Election Coverage

1/6: 

1/7:

1/8: How To With John Wilson

1/9: The Crown, S1

1/10:The Crown, S1

1/11: CFB National Championship Game

1/12: Tiger (HBO Documentary) 

1/13: OPERATION ODESSA

1/14: Lupin; Backstory: Manti Te’o

1/15: Lupin; WandaVision

1/16: Ozark; Mr. Mayor; ONE NIGHT IN MIAMI

1/17: Kingdom of Silence (HBO Documentary) 

1/18: Tiger (HBO Documentary) ; Ozark, S1

1/19: Ozark, S1

1/20: Ozark, S1; DA 5 BLOODS

1/21: BEFORE SUNRISE 

1/22: WandaVision; Mr. Mayor; IN AND OF ITSELF

1/23: BEFORE SUNSET; BANKSEY DOES NEW YORK

1/24: Ozark, S1

1/25: Ozark, S1 (3); The Crown, S2 (2)

1/26:

1/27:

1/28: Ozark, S2

1/29: WandaVision; THE LITTLE THINGS

1/30: The Crown, S2; MAGNOLIA

1/31: ANT-MAN; Mr. Mayor; The Crown, S2 (7)

2/1: CUSP (Sundance screening); The Crown, S3 (2); SMALL AXE: MANGROVE

2/2: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP

2/3: The Crown, S3

2/4:

2/5: WandaVision; The Crown, S3 (2)

2/6: The Crown, S3 (5) ; MALCOLM & MARIE; The Crown, S4 (3)

2/7: The Crown, S4

2/8: The Crown, S4; The Mysteries of Pittsburg- Michael Chabon

2/9: The Crown, S4

2/10: The Crown, S4

2/11: The Crown, S4

2/12: WandaVision; JUDAS & THE BLACK MESSIAH; The Crown, S4 (2)

2/13: Framing Britney Spears; Fargo, S4 (4); THE LOBSTER; X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST;

2/14: X-MEN APOCALYPSE ; Rick and Morty, S4; MINARI

2/15: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; The Head

2/16: The Head (3)

2/17: The Head (2)

2/18: Briarpatch

2/19: WandaVision; FAST & FURIOUS 6; FURIOUS 7

2/20: Briarpatch (3); THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS

2/21: NOMADLAND; Briarpatch (6); CRAZY RICH ASIANS; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver 

2/22: Allen v. Farrow

2/23:

2/24:

2/25: The Knick, S1

2/26: WandaVision; THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON; KICKING AND SCREAMING

2/27: THE DEAD DON’T DIE; It’s a Sin; The Fall, S1; THE MALTESE FALCON

2/28: The Fall, S1; 8 1/2; Allen v. Farrow, Ep. 2; THE SQUID AND THE WHALE

3/1: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; FIRST REFORMED

3/2: It’s a Sin; The Fall, S1

3/3: It’s a Sin (3)

3/4: The Fall, S1

3/5: WandaVision; The Fall, S1; Murder Among the Mormons

3/6: Murder Among the Mormons (2)

3/7: Allen v. Farrow, Ep. 3; MANHATTAN

3/8: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; DAZED AND CONFUSED

3/9:

3/10:

3/11:

3/12:

3/13: ALIEN

3/14: Allen v. Farrow, Ep. 4

3/15:

3/16: ANY GIVEN SUNDAY

3/17: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; ANOTHER ROUND

3/18:

3/19: Falcon and the Winter Soldier; ZACK SNYDER’S JUSTICE LEAGUE

3/20:

3/21: THE WAY BACK; PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

3/22: Q: Into the Storm (2)

3/23:

3 /24:

3/25:

3/26: Falcon and The Winter Soldier; CAN’T GET YOU OUT OF MY HEAD, PT. 1; COLLECTIVE

3/27: INHERENT VICE

3/28: AQUAMAN; Q: Into the Storm, Ep. 3

3/29: Q: Into the Storm, Ep. 4

3/30: 12 MONKEYS

3/31: GODZILLA VS. KONG; RICHARD JEWELL

4/1:

4/2: Falcon and the Winter Soldier; THIEF

4/3: MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL; CLERKS; 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY 

4/4: Q: Into the Storm (2); THE GODFATHER

4/5: THE GODFATHER, PT II

4/6:

4/7: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

4/8:

4/9: GOODFELLAS; THE EMPTY MAN

4/10: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS (1974); MORTAL KOMBAT

4/11: MULHOLLAND DRIVE

4/12: THE DARJEELING LIMITED; THE GRADUATE

4/13:

4/14:

4/15:

4/16: BLOOD SIMPLE; RASHOMAN

4/17: MOONRISE KINGDOM; The Movies: The Sixties; FANTASTIC MR. FOX; The Movies: The Seventies; BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID; FAST AND FURIOUS PRESENTS HOBBS AND SHAW; BOTTLE ROCKETS

4/18: The Movies: The Eighties; BEVERLY HILLS COP; The Movies: The Nineties; The Movies: The 2000s; The Movies: Golden Age; Mare of Easttown

4/19: SOUND OF METAL

4/20: ISLE OF DOGS

4/21: UNFORGIVEN

4/22: THE LONG GOODBYE

4/23: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier; MORTAL KOMBAT (2021)

4/24:

4/25: RANGO; 93rd Academy Awards; Mare of Easttown

4/26: A MOST WANTED MAN; Last Week Tonight with John Oliver; HARD EIGHT; WHY WE FIGHT; THREE KINGS; THE CONVERSATION

4/27: Invincible

4/28: Invincible 

4/29: Invincible 

4/30: Invincible (5)

5/1: REAR WINDOW; THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL; THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU

5/2: TENET; 12 ANGRY MEN; STRANGERS ON A TRAIN; THE MITCHELLS VS. THE MACHINES; PARANOID PARK; Mare of Easttown

5/3: ANNIE HALL

5/4: TOM CLANCY’S WITHOUT REMORSE

5/5: KNIVES OUT

5/6: TENET (WATCH-ALONG WITH THE BIG PICTURE PODCAST)

5/7: SKYFALL

5/8: THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 (1974)

5/9: 25TH HOUR; THE LORD OF THE RINGS: FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING; THE FRENCH CONNECTION; SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE; BOY; Entourage, S1

5/10: Entourage,S1

5/11:

5/12:

5/13:

5/14: THE PRESTIGE; Entourage, S1; THE WOMAN IN THE WINDOW; THOSE WHO WISH ME DEAD

5/15: TRAFFIC; BLUE VELVET

5/16: Entourage, S1 (3); THE LORD OF THE RINGS: THE TWO TOWERS; Mare of Easttown

5/17: Entourage, S1; MISERY

5/18: Delocated, S1; LETHAL WEAPON; Hacks

5/19:

5/20: Hacks

5/21: Hacks; KILL BILL, VOL. 1

5/22: KILL BILL, VOL. 2

5/23: GALAXY QUEST; Mare of Easttown

5/24: ARMY OF THE DEAD; DEATH PROOF

5/25: STAR WARS: THE PHANTOM MENACE; SCOTT PILGRIM VS. THE WORLD

5/26: Entourage, S2; A QUIET PLACE

5/27: CRUELLA; Hacks

5/28: A QUIET PLACE PART II

5/29: Star Wars Clone Wars, S1; WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF?

5/30: THE STRANGER; EAST OF EDEN; KISS KISS BANG BANG; Mare of Easttown

5/31: HUDSUCKER PROXY; RAISING ARIZONA; SHAUN OF THE DEAD; Star Wars Clone Wars, S1; THE MATRIX

6/1:

6/2: THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

6/3:

6/4:

6/5:

6/6: The Bomber Mafia; THE VIRGIN SUICIDES

6/7: LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF

6/8: WHAT SHE SAID: THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL

6/9: Loki

6/10: Hacks

6/11: WHIPLASH; Lupin (2)

6/12: Lupin (3)

6/13: INSIDE (Bo Burnham); Hacks

6/14: L.A. CONFIDENTIAL 

6/15:

6/16: Loki

6/17:

6/18:

6/19: Rick and Morty, S4

6/20: Rick and Morty, S4 (9)

6/21: SIBYL

6/22:

6/23:

6/24:

6/25:

6/26:

6/27: Rick and Morty, S5; Hacks (4); The Premonition; BOOGIE NIGHTS

6/28: PUNCH DRUNK LOVE; The Simpsons, S2

6/29:

6/30: F9: THE FAST SAGA; Loki

7/1: THE UNKNOWN KNOWNS

7/2:

7/3: NO SUDDEN MOVE

7/4: THERE WILL BE BLOOD; MALLRATS

7/5: CHASING AMY; CLERKS II; BROADCAST NEWS; THE 39 STEPS; DOG DAY AFTERNOON

7/6:

7/7: Loki

7/8:

7/9:

7/10: IN THE HEIGHTS

7/11: THE HUNT

7/12: BLACK WIDOW

7/13:

7/14:

7/15:

7/16: SPACE JAM 2: A NEW LEGACY; THIS IS SPINAL TAP

7/17: IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

7/18:HIS GIRL FRIDAY; 100 Foot Wave

7/19:

7/20:

7/21:

7/22:

7/23: Ted Lasso, S2; BRINGING UP BABY

7/24: ROADRUNNER: A FILM ABOUT ANTHONY BOURDAIN

7/25: 100 Foot Wave

7/26:

7/27:

7/28:

7/29:

7/30: Ted Lasso, S2

7/31: A CLOCKWORK ORANGE

8/1: Jason Isbell at Red Rocks

8/2: 100 Foot Wave

8/3:

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8/5:

8/6:

8/7: Ted Lasso, S2

8/8: White Lotus

8/9:

8/10:

8/11:

8/12: Brooklyn 99, S8 (2)

8/13: Ted Lasso, S2

8/14: What If…?

8/15: White Lotus (5); 100 Foot Wave

8/16: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, S8

8/17:

8/18: What If…?

8/19: Brooklyn 99, S8 (2)

8/20: Ted Lasso, S2

8/21: WOODSTOCK ‘99

8/22: CITY OF GOD; 100 Foot Wave

8/23:

8/24:

8/25: What If…?; BLADE

8/26:

8/27: Ted Lasso, S2; ; Brooklyn 99, S8(2); The Chair

8/28: MENACE II SOCIETY; The Chair (5); Reservation Dogs (4); REMINISCENCE; ADAPTATION

8/29:

8/30: Reservation Dogs

8/31: Only Murders in the Building (3)

9/1: What If…?; Y: The Last Man, Vol. 1,2

9/2:

9/3: Brooklyn 99, S8(2); What We Do In The Shadows, S3; Y: The Last Man, Vol. 3; Ted Lasso, S2

9/4: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 4

9/5: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 5

9/6: Reservation Dogs; Rick and Morty, S5 (9); Y: The Last Man, Vol. 6; What We Do In The Shadows, S3; BIGGIE: I GOT A STORY TO TELL

9/7: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 7; Only Murders in the Building; Turning Point: 9/11 and the War on Terrorism; American Crime Story: Impeachment

9/8: SHANG-CHI AND THE  LEGEND OF THE TEN RINGS; What If…?

9/9:

9/10: What We Do in the Shadows, S3; Y: The Last Man, Vol. 8

9/11: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 9

9/12: Y: The Last Man, Vol. 10

9/13: Reservation Dogs; Y: The Last Man

9/14:

9/15: What If…?; Only Murders in the Building

9/16: Brooklyn 99, S8

9/17: Ted Lasso, S2

9/18: What We Do In The Shadows, S3

9/19:

9/20: Reservation Dogs

9/21: Only Murders in the Building

9/22: What If…?

9/23:

9/24:

9/25:

9/26: Girls, S1; Sex and the City, S1; Eastbound and Down, S1 (6)

9/27: Eastbound and Down, S2

9/28: Only Murders in the Building; Eastbound and Down, S2 (2)

9/29: What If…?; Squid Game (2); Eastbound and Down, S2

9/30: The Problem with John Stewart; Eastbound and Down, S2 (2)

10/1: Squid Game (3); Ted Lasso, S2; What We Do In the Shadows, S3

10/2: Squid Game (4)

10/3: THE MANY SAINTS OF NEWARK; Sex and the City, S1 (9)

10/4: SATC, S1 (2)

10/5: Only Murders in the Building

10/6:

10/7:

10/8: What We Do in the Shadows, S3; NO TIME TO DIE; Ted Lasso, S2

10/9:

10/10: VENOM

10/11: PSYCHO

10/12: Only Murders in the Building; Say Nothing; 78/52

10/13: Succession, S1 (7); Succession, S2 (3)

10/14:

10/15: Succession, S2 (2)

10/16: Succession, S2 (4)

10/17: GHOSTBUSTERS; THEY’LL LOVE ME WHEN I’M DEAD; Succession, S3

10/18:

10/19: Only Murders in the Building; What We Do In the Shadows, S3

10/20: DIRTY HARRY

10/21: DUNE

10/22: CRIMSON TIDE ; What We Do in the Shadows, S3

10/23: COOL HAND LUKE; SERPICO

10/24: Succession, S3

10/25: THE LAST DUEL

10/26: World Series, Gm. 1

10/27: World Series, Gm. 2

10/28:

10/29: World Series, Gm. 3

10/30: What We Do in the Shadows, S3; ARMAGEDDON; LAST NIGHT IN SOHO

10/31:

11/1: Succession, S3

11/2:

11/3:

11/4: PIG

11/5:

11/6: Big Mouth, S5

11/7: THE FRENCH DISPATCH

11/8: Yellowstone, S4

11/9:

11/10:

11/11:

11/12: THE THIN BLUE LINE; THE ETERNALS

11/13: THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY; ONLY ANGELS HAVE WINGS

11/14: THE BREAKFAST CLUB; Succession, S3

11/15: Yellowstone, S4 (2); Summer Heights High (-)

11/16: ADVENTURELAND

11/17: SNEAKERS

11/18:

11/19: TRUE ROMANCE

11/20: RENT; TICK, TICK…BOOM

11/21: THE HARDER THEY FALL; RED NOTICE; Succession, S3

11/22: VENOM 2: LET THERE BE CARNAGE

11/23:

11/24: MEAN STREETS

11/25:

11/26: Hawkeye (2); Halt and Catch Fire (6)

11/27: KING RICHARD; HOUSE OF GUCCI

11/28: Succession, S3

11/29: THE AGE OF SPIN: DAVE CHAPPELLE (2017)

11/30: DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS: DAVE CHAPPELLE (2017); Halt and Catch Fire (3)

12/1: Hawkeye

12/2:

12/3: DAVE CHAPPELLE: EQUANIMITY ; DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE BIRD REVELATION 

12/4: DAVE CHAPPELLE: STICKS AND STONES

12/5: Yellowstone, S4 (2); DAVE CHAPPELLE: THE CLOSER; THE BOURNE LEGACY; SPENCER; Succession, S3

12/6: Yellowstone, S4

12/7: Voir (6)

12/8: THE POWER OF THE DOG

12/9: THE ALPINIST

12/10: Halt and Catch Fire, S1 (1); Halt and Catch Fire, S2 (6)

12/11: Halt and Catch Fire, S2 (4); Halt and Catch Fire, S3 (10); KRAMER VS. KRAMER; SPEED

12/12: Halt and Catch Fire, S4 (10); Succession, S3

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12/16:

12/17: KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE

12/18:

12/19:

12/20: KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE

12/21: SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE; Yellowstone, S4 (2); SPIDER-MAN NO WAY HOME

12/22: Hawkeye

12/23: ELF

12/24:

12/25: THE MATRIX RESURRECTIONS; DON’T LOOK UP; THE CARD COUNTER

12/26: HAMILTON(The Orpheum, Memphis); LICORICE PIZZA; BEING THE RICARDOS

12/27: DR. STRANGELOVE OR: HOW I LEARNED TO STOP WORRYING AND LOVE THE BOMB; Yellowstone, S4; PASSING 

12/28: THE RESCUE; BLOW-UP

12/29: THE PERFECT STORM; The Book of Boba Fett; WRATH OF MAN

12/30:

12/31: LICORICE PIZZA; THE TRAGEDY OF MACBETH