March 2019 in Films
March was a pretty crazy month for me. As you may have seen on Twitter, I announced that I left my job at TCM to take a job at Netflix. This meant closing down my apartment in Atlanta and getting set up in LA. It also meant I had a lot of time in my apartment – which led to an increased amount of viewing in March over February’s pitiful number. There were some new releases I had hoped to catch before the month ended that I did not make it to, but there’s always April! As always, after the cut you can see all the films I watched in March, as well as a handful of favorites.
2017 in Films: 365 Days, 628 Films, and a Year Full of Cinema!
2017 was quite the film (and TV!) watching year for me. I got really obsessed with a lot of things and I watched more films this year than I have in a few years. After the cut you can see all 628 new-to-me films I watched (and you can read my monthly breakdowns here). This year was filled with a lot highlights both in terms of what I watched, but also places I visited and people I met. Here’s hoping 2018 will be even better!
January 2017 in Films
Can you believe this will be my seventh year doing these monthly viewing recaps? In 2011, the first year I did monthly recaps, I was super obsessed with TCM. Now in 2017, the seventh year, I work at TCM! Dreams do come true, folks. As always, after the cut you will find everything I watched in January, plus I highlight a few favorites.
Movie Quote of the Day – Out of Time, 2003 (dir. Carl Franklin)
Matt Lee Whitlock: Try the crab, it’s real good.
Chris Harrison: Nah, I’m allergic.
Matt Lee Whitlock: I know.
Movie Quote of the Day – Inside Man, 2006 (dir. Spike Lee)
Keith Frazier: Let’s let everybody stay calm, okay?
Dalton Russell: Don’t I sound calm to you?
Keith Frazier: Yeah, you do.
#52FilmsByWomen, Denzel Washington, and More: January 2016 in Films
In case you missed it, here’s my wrap-up for A Year With Women one more time. As I slowly ease myself back into watching films directed by men, I’ve definitely felt a bit of a culture shock. I’ve tried to keep my watching very women-centric, because I don’t know if I could handle a lack of women characters too. It’s been a relatively steady transition, although you will see my favorite films I watched last month were still mostly those directed by women! As always, you can see all the films I watched as well as a few favorites after the cut.
Movie Quote of the Day – The Great Debaters, 2007 (dir. Denzel Washington)
Melvin B. Tolson: Why’d you come back?
Henry Lowe: School’s the only place you can read all day. Except prison.
Movie Quote of the Day – A Soldier’s Story, 1984 (dir. Norman Jewison)
C.J. Memphis: Any man ain’t sure where he belong, gotta’ be in a whole lotta pain.
Movie Quote of the Day – Malcolm X, 1992 (dir. Spike Lee)
Malcolm X: Wait a minute. This was written by white folks, though. This is the white folks’ book.
Baines: Sure ain’t no black man’s book.
Malcolm X: So what’re we reading this one for?
Baines: Because the truth is laying there, if you read behind the words. You got to take everything the white man says and use it against him.
Malcolm X: Yeah?