Isn't it funny how for most, the first day of the new year is spent in recovery, essentially from the year before.
Kristin Thompson and David Bordwell's blog always makes me laugh, so read it. They feature several things I like. Film history, and Asian cinema. They champion the notion that "movies from Japan and Hong Kong constituted as important a contribution to film aesthetics as did the Soviet Montage movement." Now that is something I can agree with.