Paul Mazursky, Harry and Tonto (1974)

Okay, this is pretty sentimental, and hardly a politically radical film. That said, we might consider it a formally radical act to make a deeply empathetic film and then center it on one of nature’s most sociopathic, monstrous beasts, the cat. 

We discussed some of our ambivalence about Mazursky in a blog post here—and baby, if you wanna see pictures of the Newark airport, click now, cuz we’re not sure anyone else in the universe has written a blog post about this film’s one scene at Newark airport, just sayin’. 

Jeremy Silveira, video for Dikembe, “All I Want for Christmas is You" (2014)

We have hit a new low in life here, watching a modern emo band cover Mariah Carey because Ian Cohen called it “genuinely affecting” or something in a Pitchfork review and why were we even reading that to begin with this world is horrible and needs to burn. 

But there were cats, so here you have it. Now we know what being old feels like. And Ian, oh good, more sports crap you can inject into indie rock reviews, sweet references, bro.