AN ODYSSEY: Before we say goodbye to 2013, there's quite a lot we haven't discussed yet. Consider this a grab-bag post for you to hail the movies, tv, film, live performances, and books of this past year which none of us have gotten around to extolling.
I wish (and I know Randy feels the same) that I had flagged Mark Cousins' remarkable documentary series The Story of Film: An Odyssey, which aired its fifteen hour-long segments across this fall on Turner Classic Movies along with a fantastic accompanying schedule of films highlighted therein. Even for those of us who are occasional or former film geeks, there is so much to learn from Cousins' series, even from the parts of film history you think you already know well. As the Telegraph wrote for its UK release, the series was "visually ensnaring and intellectually lithe,  at once a love letter to cinema, an unmissable masterclass, and a radical rewriting of movie history."
And it's all available for streaming on Netflix.