Hattori Hanzo Swords Are Shiny Too

So it turns out I like side projects. Maybe it’s that I never quite lost the freelancer’s reflex to have more than one gig going on; maybe it’s just that, for all my delight at joining TIFF and doing something new, I miss writing. And, okay, I guess also miss being able to respond enthusiastically when an announcement of a new special edition lands in my inbox.

So as of this week, I’m launching a damn newsletter. It’s called Shiny Things, and every week I’ll write about the physical media releases you need to see, and maybe also some culture stuff and probably the odd streaming show too. It’s not free — I can’t quite justify that — but at five bucks a month and a weekly-or-better publication schedule, I think you’ll find it worth your while.

But if you’d rather enjoy me for no financial commitment, this week’s episode of Someone Else’s Movie is right here! I talk to Rong Fu, who’s recently appeared in Pretty Hard Cases and Hello (Again) and who now turns up on the bridge of the dang Enterprise in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, about our shared love of Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill, Vol. 1, and the significance of Lucy Liu’s O-Ren Ishii in her emotional and creative development. And also how much damn fun it is.

Subscribe to the podcast at Apple PodcastsGoogle PlayStitcher or wherever and get it instantly, or download the episode directly from the web. And please, take a moment to check out Shiny Things; if you enjoy this blog, you’ll definitely enjoy the newsletter. First post’s free! I watched all five seasons of The Wire, I learned a few things.

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