April 2015 in Film

April showers bring May flowers, and April viewing brings another monthly wrap-up post. (Badum-tsk!) Let’s take a look at what I watched in April.

New-to-me viewings: 25

Re-watches: 6

Total for April: 31

Total for 2015, so far: 118

Thirty-one viewings in April — not too shabby for a month with thirty days in it.

The new-to-me list:

  • Furious 7 (2015)
  • Cottage to Let (1941)
  • Sliding Doors (1998)
  • American Masters – Judy Garland: By Myself (2004)
  • It Happened Tomorrow (1944)
  • Darling (1965)
  • The Giant Claw (1957)
  • Kathleen (1942)
  • My Blood Runs Cold (1965)
  • My Love Came Back (1940)
  • First Love (1939)
  • Cheongdam bosal (2009)
  • Counterplot (1959)
  • The Longest Ride (2015)
  • Nights in Rodanthe (2008)
  • Down to You (2000)
  • Suicide Forest in Japan (VICE documentary, 2011)
  • Interview with a Cannibal (VICE documentary, 2011)
  • Big Cats of the Gulf (VICE documentary, 2015)
  • Inside North Korea (VICE documentary, 2011)
  • The Mystery of the 13th Guest (1943)
  • North Korean Labor Camps (VICE documentary, 2011)
  • North Korean Film Madness (VICE documentary, 2011)
  • The Age of Adaline (2015)
  • Saved! (2004)

Near the end of the month I found myself hooked on VICE documentaries. I spent a lot of time watching those and binge-watching seasons two through four of Downton Abbey to alleviate the stress of unresponsive research clients, malfunctioning database technologies, and term papers. A few of the many joys of library school!

Everyone hypes up graduate school before you begin. “It’s going to be so much more difficult than undergrad. Prepare for no sleep, enough stress to lead you to pull your hair out one strand at a time, and the most difficult coursework of your life!” (The same is often said of the high school-to-college transition.) This has not been true for me in the past year and a half, and it wasn’t true for me this month, either… but this has been, without a doubt, the most difficult month (and semester) of my time as a student. So I watched fewer “reviewable” films than I would have liked to, but it was for the sake of my mental health, haha.

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Instant Video – 0
  • At the cinema – 5
  • DVR (non-TCM) – 1
  • From my collection – 4
  • From the library – 1
  • Hulu – 1
  • Internet Archive – 0
  • Netflix DVD – 1
  • Netflix Instant – 7
  • TCM/WatchTCM – 5
  • YouTube – 6

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 7
  • 1950s – 3
  • 1960s – 2
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 5
  • 2010s – 11
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