It’s been a minute but who knows if anyone even reads this so let’s get on with it, shall we?
1. Space Sweepers (2021)
Fun Korean sci-fi adventure. It gets a little convoluted in the end but is quite enjoyable overall. Future Earth is trashed and those not super rich can only reach space via employment as orbital trash collectors (the titular space sweepers), where they find corrupt corporate machinations constantly working against them. Our protagonists are one such crew, who stumble upon a child the mega-corp very much wants for nefarious reasons. Hijinks, as they say, ensue.
The best review I read may spoil some plot but if you’re so inclined, it’s short and you can find it here.
2. Anna von Hausswolff: Dead Magic
Would I be me if I didn’t recommend you some death gospel, as some kids are supposedly calling it? I could sum this album up as rock meets progressive organ meets melancholy folk or you could go listen to it yourself.
3. Mosul (2019)
Based on the stories of a Mosul, Iraq SWAT team known for their brutal campaign against ISIS, this film follows the team as they pick up a new member while continuing an unauthorized mission. Expect the military detail and brutality of something like Black Hawk Down but from the Iraqi perspective, as they fight through the city smashed by the realities of modern urban warfare.