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I almost forgot to celebrate the blog’s 8th anniversary today! When I first started this blog I posted every day and now it’s mostly the home of my monthly and yearly viewing wrap-ups. Those of you who still read all of those, I applaud you! For those of you who miss my every day posts, you can still find me all over the internet: on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and Tumblr! As far as 2017 goes, this was a great year. I went back to Italy for the Pordenone Silent Film Festival, I visited the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, I visited the Criterion Collection closet in NYC, I was on a panel about Universal Monsters at DragonCon, Videodrome ATL let me curate a #Noirvember section at their store, and #Noirvember made it into the New York Times! All and all, I think it was a pretty good year. In a few weeks I’ll post about all the films I watched this year (looks like I might come close to 600 new-to-me, a feat I haven’t managed in a few years) as well as all my favorite 2017 releases. Until then, happy watching!
P.S. Watch one of my fave films from the last few years, Jennifer Phang’s Advantageous (’15).
This has been a roller coaster year. When I moved across to the country to work at Turner Classic Movies (and FilmStruck!) I had to put Movie Quote of the Day on hold and I haven’t yet managed to bring that feature back. I did, however bring back Female Filmmaker Friday, this time as a podcast and I’ve had some great guests on talking about some great filmmakers. Due to some health issues I had to put that on hold as well (it will be back soon though!). Aside from driving across the country (and through 7 states!), I also went to Virginia to Joseph Cotten’s hometown on a research trip (I even wound up on the local news!) and to Italy to attend the Pordenone Silent Film Festival! All and all, it’s been a pretty crazy year and I’m grateful I was able to share it with all of you. 2017 is going to be full of all kind of adventures as well.
Bonus points if you can name the film that the above scene is from!
As many of you know, I just packed up and moved from California to Georgia for a new job. In doing so I gave almost everything I owned to friends or charities (10+ years of adult belongings!), so I am starting at zero in terms of household items.
I set up some wish lists/registries for my family to send me housewarming gifts, but I thought I’d share them with y’all, because as Blanche DuBois says
p.s. I hope to get the blog back up and running in April!
So it is the first day of 2016, which means we’ve bid adieu to 2015. For me, that means I’ve completed A Year With Women. During the entire year of 2015, all the films I watched – from new releases, new-to-me, and re-watches – were directed or co-directed by women, with the exception of the TCM Classic Film Festival (it was impossible!) and Noirvember (all films watched had female writers). Normally, I would write this post and talk about a few films I really loved from the year and maybe a theme I noticed in my viewing habits. This year that theme is pretty obvious: women! I’ve kept pretty good notes, so after the cut I’m going to go through the year, both in terms of what I watched, as well as the big news stories related to female directors in 2015. I’m also going to talk a bit about my favorite new-to-me film of the year, because some traditions must stand!
This time last year I was announcing my A Year With Women project – and I’m now two weeks from its end! It’s amazing. Also, Movie Quote of the Day celebrated its 5th anniversary and #Noirvember 6 was a total success. I’ll update more about my year in movies (and TV!) as the year actually closes out, but I do want to say how grateful I am to all my readers who have stuck with me for all this time!
I can’t believe I’ve been doing this feature for five years! Since January (if you haven’t noticed) every single quote I’ve done has come from a movie directed by a woman (except Groundhog Day, obviously), to tie in with A Year With Women. After the cut is all of the Movie Quote of the Day posts from June 30th, 2014 thru today, but if you want to see every single Movie Quote of the Day you can do so here.
Isn’t that exciting?! I’ve got a really big announcement to make, but first I want to run through a few highlights of this last year.
Another year passes, another celebration of this feature! I was looking back at the post celebrating the feature’s third anniversary and noticed I summed up all the changes that happened in those years, so I think I will do that again. When I started this feature, I was living in the back of my parents’ house watching TCM 16 hours a day, then I lived in San Francisco for two years where I was working towards an MFA in film production/screenwriting, working at a handful of theaters and haunting seat M107 at the Castro Theatre, last year I had just moved to North Hollywood and was working at the Warner Archive Collection and finishing my MFA online, now I have graduated (did so in December!), am working at Rotten Tomatoes and struggle to actually have the time to watch a movie every day. So many changes! But Movie Quote of the Day stays strong and I’ll keep updating the feature for years to come if I can help it! After the cut I have all of this year’s quotes, but if you want to see every single Movie Quote of the Day you can do so here.