jeff heimbrock

old soul, teenage dreams

123 Things I Loved in 2017


1. Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed

2. A Field Guide to Getting Lost by Rebecca Solnit


3. The Fire Next Time by James Baldwin

4. Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

5. Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain

6. Exit West by Mohsin Hamid

7. My Life in France by Julia Child

8. The Age of Innocence and Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

9. What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

10. Call Me By Your Name by André Aciman


*first time watches, released before 2017. Top Ten of 2017 coming when I feel like I've seen all the crap I need to see*


11. Dog Day Afternoon (1975, d. Sidney Lumet)

12. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986, d. Woody Allen)

13. The Conversation (1974, d. Francis Ford Coppola)

14. King Kong (1933, d. Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack)

15. The Lady Vanishes (1938, d. Alfred Hitchcock)

16. Duck Soup (1933, d. Leo McCarey)

17. Goodfellas (1990, d. Martin Scorsese)

18. Modern Times (1936, d. Charlie Chaplin)

19. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992, d. David Lynch)

20. Blade Runner (1982, d. Ridley Scott)

Enlightening Re-Watches:

21. The Graduate (1967, d. Mike Nichols)

22. Before Sunrise (1995, d. Richard Linklater)

23. Little Women (1994, d. Gillian Armstrong)

24. North by Northwest (1959, d. Alfred Hitchcock)

25. Favorite 2017 movie theater experience: going with my squeamish best friends to Get Out with a packed crowd at the AMC in Times Square.



26. Gilmore Girls (Seasons 1-2)

27. Sex and the City (Complete Series)

28. Big Little Lies (Season 1) 

29. Dear White People (Season 1)

30. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Pilot)

31. Game of Thrones (Season 1)

32. American Vandal (Season 1)

33. Twin Peaks (Season 1)

34. Master of None (Season 1)

35. Love You More (Pilot)

36. The Bold Type (Season 1)



37. Julius Caesar (Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare in the Park)

38. A Doll's House, Part Two (Golden Theater)

39. The Play That Goes Wrong (Lyceum Theater)

40. Groundhog Day (August Wilson Theater)

41. The Little Foxes (Samuel J. Friedman Theater, MTC)

42. Indecent (Cort Theater)

43. Sweat (Studio 54)

44. People, Places, and Things (St. Ann's Warehouse)


45. Denise Gough in People, Places, and Things

46. Cynthia Nixon in A Quiet Passion/The Little Foxes/Sex and the City

47. Laurie Metcalf in A Doll's House, Part Two/Lady Bird


48. Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

49. Robert Pattinson in Good Time

50. Nicole Kidman in Big Little Lies

51. Andy Karl in Groundhog Day

52. Daniel Kaluuya in Get Out

53. Tracey Letts in Lady Bird

54. Al Pacino in Dog Day Afternoon

55. Elizabeth Marvel in Julius Caesar

56. Carrie Coon in Mary Jane/The Post

57. Finn Wittrock in The Glass Menagerie

58. Eva Noblezada in Miss Saigon

59. Ben Platt in Dear Evan Hansen

60. Rachel Bay Jones in Dear Evan Hansen

61. Condola Rashad in A Doll's House, Part Two

62. Scarlett Johansson in Lost in Translation

63. Mia Farrow in Hannah and Her Sisters/Another Woman/Broadway Danny Rose

64. Dianne Wiest in Hannah and Her Sisters

65. Charlotte Rampling in Stardust Memories

*performances I admired from 2016 films can be found in my 2016 Cinema Wrap-Up*


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Faves from 2017:

66. Melodrama, Lorde (Fav track: "Supercut")

67. The Search for Everything, John Mayer (Fav track: "Emoji of a Wave")

68. MASSEDUCTION, St. Vincent (Fav track: "Happy Birthday Johnny") 

69. You Don't Own Me Anymore, The Secret Sisters (Fav track: "Tennessee River Runs Low"

70. Rainbow, Ke$ha (Fav track: "Let 'Em Talk")

71. Dua Lipa, Dua Lipa (Fav track: "New Rules")

72. CTRL, SZA (Fav track: "Drew Barrymore")

73. Tell Me You Love Me, Demi Lovato (Fav track: "Daddy Issues")

74. American Teen, Khalid (Fav track: "American Teen")

75. "The Joke," Brandi Carlile

76. "The Cure," Lady Gaga

77. "How Does a Moment Last Forever," Celine Dion

78. "If I Dare," Sara Bareilles

79. Joanne World Tour, Lady Gaga

80. And all my other top hits on Spotify

Faves pre-2017:

81. I like it when you sleep, for you are so beautiful yet so unaware of it, The 1975

82. Cugi's Cocktails, Xavier Cugat and His Orchestra

83. Raconte-moi, Stacey Kent

84. With a Smile and a Song, Doris Day

85. Blade Runner (Motion Picture Soundtrack), Vangelis


86. Goods for the Study (West Village, NYC)

87. The Metrograph (Lower East Side, NYC)

88. Casellula (Hell's Kitchen, NYC)

89. Buvette (West Village, NYC)

90. Musée d'Orsay (Paris)

91. Chez Casimir (Paris)



92. Little Known Facts

  • Episode 39- Judith Light
  • Episode 60- Julianne Moore

93. Pod Save America

94. The Read

95. S-Town

96. You Must Remember This

  • 95: Jean Harlow Flashback (Dead Blondes Part 3)

97. Katie Couric

  • 25. Ina Garten: At Home With The Barfeoot Contessa
  • 35. Sen. Cory Booker: Living His Values

98. Fighting in the War Room

  • 163: Is Netflix Burying Movies by Not Releasing Them in Theaters?

99. This American Life

100. Dear Sugar Radio

  • How Do I Survive the Critics? (March 13, 2015)
  • The Power of No (with Oprah Winfrey)

101. The Turnaround with Jesse Thorn

  • Larry King (July 6, 2017)
  • Audie Cornish (July 3, 2017)

102. The Next Picture Show

  • #86-87: A Ghost Story/Carnival of Souls
  • Blade Runner/Blade Runner 2049

103. Pop Culture Happy Hour

104. Longform Podcast

  • Episode 261: Hillary Clinton
  • Episode 265: Michael Barbaro
  • Episode 243: Samin Nosrat
  • Episode 226: Terry Gross


105. @bymariandrew

106. Transcript: President Obama on What Books Mean To Him (Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times)

107. How To Build an Autocracy (David Frum,  The Atlantic)

108. Together Alone: The Epidemic of Gay Loneliness (Michael Hobbes, Huffington Post)

109. You May Want to Marry My Husband (Amy Krouse Rosenthal, The New York Times)

110. Nora Knows What to Do (Ariel Levy, The New Yorker)

111. How Twin Peaks Invented Modern Television (James Parker, The Atlantic)

112. Notes on Camp (Susan Sontag)

113. Why Good People Ghost: The Rise of a Dishonest Dating Culture (Heidi Priebe, Thought Catalog)

114. My So-Called Instagram Life (Clara Doller, The New York Times)

115. The Return of Lorde (Jonah Weiner, The New York Times Magazine)

116. Work and Reward: The Great Disconnect (The Editorial Board, The New York Times)

117. The 'Busy' Trap (Tim Kreider, The New York Times)

118. Happiness is Other People (Ruth Whippman, The New York Times)

119. Stephen Sondheim, Theater's Greatest Lyricist (Lin-Manuel Miranda, The New York Times Style Magazine)


120. 73 Questions with Nicole Kidman (Vogue)

121. TimesTalks: Chelsea Handler and Gloria Steinem (TimesTalks)

122. Logan: Superhero Movies Get Old (Nerdwriter)

123. One Way to Deconstruct There Will Be Blood- Or Any Movie (Nerdwriter)