Category Archives: 2020 in Films
2020 in Films: 365 Days, 386 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!
Usually I post this year end recap on the last day of the year, but like I said in my December wrap-up post, my computer died the day after Christmas so everything has gotten a bit delayed. Obviously 2020 was a very unusual year and you can see that reflected in what I watched. You’ll notice, for example, that I didn’t watch very many movies in June. I also only watched three films in September due to the passing of my Grampa and all that that entailed. I do however feel like I managed to expand the kinds of films I watched and watch a lot of films outside my comfort zone. So, as always, after the cut you can see every film I watched as well as a breakdown by decade, and a highlight of my favorite new-to-me (but not new release) film I watched. If you want to see my monthly recaps you can find those here.
Noirvember 2020 in FIlms
Y’all this month was Noirvember 11!! I cannot even believe I’ve been doing this for that long. Every year more and more people (and libraries!) participate and it fills me with such joy (which is maybe the opposite of what noir should do???). I didn’t watch much this month beyond the one noir a day, but as always you can see everything I watched after the cut, plus a breakdown by decade and a few favorites.
September and October 2020 in Films
September was a terrible month. I spent much of the month with my family up in the northern California because my grandfather died. Needless to say, not a lot of new-to-me movie watching happened that month. Hence why there was no post. I decided to combine the two months into one post. October included a virtual version of the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, so like most years there is an uptick in silent film, but not as much as past years. As always, you can see everything I watched and a breakdown by year after the cut.Read the rest of this entry
August 2020 in Films
I spent the bulk of my August re-watching all of Sex and the City from the beginning, plus the movie (and watching the sequel for the first time). You can find a very in depth documentation of that re-watch here. I did, however, also watch some movies. As always after the cut you can find a list of all the new-to-me films I watched, plus a highlighted selection of my favorites.
July 2020 in Films
I spent much of July catching up on some female directed films from earlier in 2020 that I missed, as well as still working my way through Criterion Channel’s Tell Me collection (I only have one film left!!) and honestly that made for a great month of viewing. As always, after the cut you can see everything I watched in July, a breakdown by decade, and a few favorites.
May and June 2020 in Films
I didn’t do a round up post for May due to the state of things at the beginning of June, but I do want to do the films I watched in May justice, so I am doing a two month post this month. So, after the cut you will find everything I watched in May *and* June, a breakdown by decade, and my favorites.
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No Post For May
It doesn’t feel right to do a post this month, but I want to push you all to watch the films in Tell Me: Women Filmmaker, Women’s Stories on Criterion Channel.
Here’s the log:
- All Day and a Night
- The Half of It
- Joyce at 34
- Selah and the Spades
- Un beau soleil intérieur (Let the Sunshine In)
- Carrie Pilby
- Diabolo menthe (Peppermint Soda)
- Outside In
- Jean of the Joneses
- Qarib Qarib Singlle
- Rough Night
- The Weekend
- Sword of Trust
- Paper Year
- Growing Up Female
- Janie’s Janie
- Betty Tells Her Story
- It Happens to Us
- Second Cousins Once Removed
April 2020 in Films
It is the truth universally acknowledged that April 2020 flew by at the speed of light. March seemed interminably long, but I don’t even know where April went. I definitely watched less films in April, but I did watch some truly stunning ones. As always you can find the whole list, a breakdown by decade, and a few of my favorites after the cut.
March 2020 in Films
It feels like March was a month that just would not end. As is with many people, I haven’t left my house in several weeks (except for a few trips to the grocery store), so my movie watching increased quite a bit this month. As you will see after the cut, I’ve continued watching A LOT of Japanese films. I feel that trend will continue for the foreseeable future. As always, after the cut you can see everything I watched, plus a few highlighted favorites.
December 2020 in Films
Posted by Marya E. Gates
Apologies for the delay on this post. My computer died at the end of December so this post as well as my end of the year wrap-up and my Favorite Fifteen Films of 2020 were delayed. If you follow me on social, you probably saw that I left my job at the beginning of December as well, so this month threw me for a bit of a loop. As always though, you will find everything I watched in December, a breakdown by decade, and a few favorites after the cut.
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