That's Weird

Brianna Zigler
Essays, lists, love letters, deep dives, and more on our not-so-guilty pleasures.
Created 09 Feb 2021
  • I'm Gonna F*** the Phantom of the Paradise
    17 Sep 2021 • 5 min read • 2 0
    In 1974, two years before his adaptation of Stephen King’s novel Carrie would push him into mainstream success, trailblazer of pervy freak cinema Brian De Palma wrote and directed an indulgent, hedoni...
  • Nick Cave's Weird Guys: An Appreciation
    10 Sep 2021 • 19 min read • 1 0
    I’m currently in my Nick Cave era — if you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram, you are probably aware of this. Nick Cave is my “thing I’m obsessed with” right now and I’m currently working towards ...
  • Stardust Should Be a Fantasy Film Classic
    27 Aug 2021 • 11 min read • 3 0
    Art by Kat Mooradian Stardust seems to come and go from streaming services, just as it comes and goes from peoples’ cinematic consciousness. No, not the flop Jackie Jormp-Jomp-adjacent David Bowie bio...
  • Brianna does an AMA
    06 Aug 2021 • 18 min read • 3 2
    Amazingly, That’s Weird has been around for six months now! I’m genuinely thrilled at how far it’s come already. I was very uncertain of the response I’d get when I kicked things off back in February,...
  • The Cream Knight
    31 Jul 2021 • 5 min read • 9 2
    I would be remiss if I didn’t use this newsletter to talk about one of the most important cinematic scenes of 2021 so far. For Paste, I recently wrote in depth about David Lowery’s The Green Knight, a...
  • The Scary of Mid-Summer Substack
    12 Jul 2021 • 10 min read • 1 0
    Summer is already halfway over — can you believe it? Even more shocking, though, is that my newsletter is almost six months old! I’ve been talking out of my ass on here for almost six months! And for ...
  • I Think I'll Rank I Think You Should Leave Moments
    05 Jul 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    After two of the longest years ever, season 2 of Tim Robinson and Zach Kanin’s lauded absurdist comedy series I Think You Should Leave is finally upon us, and the masses are frothing at the mouth for ...
  • 20 Funny Films That I Think I'm Correct About
    04 Jun 2021 • 15 min read • 8 0
    Comedy movies don’t really make me laugh anymore. This is because comedy movies aren’t funny anymore. This is just a fact. It’s unfortunate that a solid studio comedy like Game Night is an oddity, and...
  • Steve Buscemi Is Hot. Grow Up.
    24 May 2021 • 9 min read • 11 0
    Buscemi hotness appreciation collage made by me A decade ago, a meme was born, known simply as “Buscemi Eyes.” Google it now and you’ll still garner enough results to discern the premise without looki...
  • This is What I Call "The Watchmen Effect"
    29 Apr 2021 • 12 min read • 7 1
    This is gonna be my first sort of more “informal,” end-of-month newsletter that I’ll try and do from time to time. Not all the time, though, since I’m exploring a lot of different avenues with this ne...
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