March 2015 in Film

Another month has passed, which means it’s time for a viewing wrap-up! March was a decent viewing month for me, though I did spend a bit too much time marathon re-watching The Tudors, Downton Abbey, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and Hell on Wheels rather than watching movies and getting ahead on blog posts. (Oops!) Let’s take a look back at the movies I viewed over the past four weeks.

New-to-me viewings: 25

Re-watches: 5

Total for March: 30

Total for 2015 so far: 87

The new-to-me list:

  • Her Uncle Sam (aka Red Salute) (1935)
  • Please Murder Me (1956)
  • Save the Date (2012)
  • Focus (2015)
  • CHAPPiE (2015)
  • Central Park (1932)
  • Orphée (1949)
  • Dangerous Number (1937)
  • Life Partners (2014)
  • Big City Blues (1932)
  • Frequencies (2013)
  • Cinderella (2015)
  • Frozen Fever (Short, 2015)
  • Our Family Wedding (2010)
  • The Limping Man (1953)
  • The Last Time I Saw Paris (1954)
  • Insurgent (2015)
  • The Captive (2014)
  • The Private Life of Henry VIII (1933)
  • English Without Tears (1944)
  • Happily Buried (1939)
  • Spring Fever (1927)
  • Get Hard (2015)
  • All I Desire (1953)
  • There’s Always Tomorrow (1956)

I watched/re-watched four Stanwyck films this month, so look out for some updates to the Barbara Stanwyck Filmography project over the next several weeks!

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Instant Video – 3
  • At the cinema – 7
  • DVR (non-TCM) – 0
  • From my collection – 8
  • Hulu – 0
  • Internet Archive – 2
  • Netflix DVD – 0
  • Netflix Instant – 4
  • TCM/WatchTCM – 6
  • YouTube – 0

One of the seven films I viewed at the cinema this month was Pandora’s Box, at my beloved Redford. In case you missed it: I wrote up a little article about my experience at the screening earlier this week.

You’ll also notice that eight of the films I watched, the largest “method” number for the month, came from my own DVD collection. This is partly attributed to the fact that I picked up my Mill Creek sets again. I won’t be bringing back Mill Creek Musings on a weekly basis right now because it can be difficult to keep up with when I’ve got coursework to worry about, but I have been choosing more films from those sets lately.

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 2
  • 1930s – 6
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 6
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s –  11

Though March is the month of spring break, there was no break for me! I had tons of coursework to do during that time, so it was very much a “turn off the brain” month for most of my viewing. This is why there’s a somewhat high number of 2010s films. I made some trips to the theater to see Cinderella and other new releases, and picked a few light watches on streaming services. Still, I watched a decent amount of reviewable classics — 17 from the 1950s or earlier.

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