April showers may bring May flowers, but when it comes to movie-watching, April was somewhat of a drought month. I didn’t completely give up my film-devouring habits, but did watch a lower number of films than usual, with a higher number of re-watches. This is thanks, in part, to a wonderful 10-day camping trip I returned from last night (which is also the reason I haven’t been too good at replying to comments lately — apologies!). But anyway, before we jump into May’s reviews and features, here are the stats for April.

New-to-me viewings: 8

Re-watches: 6

Total for April: 14

Total for 2017, so far: 86

The new-to-me list:

  • The Furies (1950)
  • And So They Were Married (1936)
  • Going in Style (2017)
  • The Fate of the Furious (2017)
  • Only You (1994)
  • The Fighting Lawman (1953)
  • The Monster (1925)
  • Leap Year (2010)


  • Sunny (2011)
  • Peggy Sue Got Married (1986)
  • All That Heaven Allows (1955)
  • Mr. and Mrs. Smith (1941)
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days (2003)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 2
  • From my collection – 2
  • Laff (TV) – 2
  • Netflix – 3
  • Warner Archive Instant – 2
  • WatchTCM – 3

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 1
  • 1940s – 1
  • 1950s – 3
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 1
  • 2000s – 2
  • 2010s – 4

The month in blogging:

While many of my fellow classic movie bloggers headed off to Los Angeles for the TCM Film Festival in April, I was stuck here in ol’ Michigan. Here on the blog, I shared what I would have watched, had I been able to attend.

The Barbara Stanwyck Filmography Project saw two updates last month: a review of the weepy adoption drama Always Goodbye (1938) and a book-to-film comparison of The Furies (1950).

FilmStruck Friday saw one final update: the 2000 indie drama Our Song. I really love the FilmStruck service and loved exploring it through FilmStruck Fridays, but decided to put a few of my streaming service subscriptions on hold for now. Tell your local library to hire me full-time if you’re eager to see this series come back! Haha.

The “Favorite Things” feature of the month was truly one of my very favorite films, 1939’s Midnight. It’s a wonderful screwball comedy which features John Barrymore baby-talking, in addition to the antics and wonderful chemistry shared by Claudette Colbert and Don Ameche.

Most of April was filled up with the usual new-to-me reviews, which (as always) can be found in the archive on the right-hand sidebar.

I hope you all had a wonderful month. Here’s to a movie-filled May!