August 2017 in Film

September is here, and I don’t know about you all, but I’m definitely ready for fall (my favorite time of year)! The weather is getting chillier, the leaves will soon begin to change… but before we start pulling out our jackets, constructing Halloween costumes, or trekking to the cider mill, let’s take a look back at August.

New-to-me viewings: 25

Re-watches: 1

Total for August: 26

Total for 2017, so far: 167

The new-to-me list:

  • The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
  • Wise Girl (1937)
  • Love Nest (1952)
  • Secret People (1952)
  • The File on Thelma Jordon (1950)
  • Ride the Wild Surf (1964)
  • When Strangers Marry (1944)
  • All This, and Heaven Too (1940)
  • Scared to Death (1947)
  • The Reluctant Debutante (1958)
  • Exclusive Story (1936)
  • Don’t Be a Sucker (1947)
  • Mama Steps Out (1937)
  • The Hitman’s Bodyguard (2017)
  • The Beast with Five Fingers (1946)
  • The Love Witch (2016)
  • Night School (1981)
  • Destiny (1921)
  • Okja (2017)
  • Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974)
  • Fear in the Night (1947)
  • Peyton Place (1957)
  • A Message to Garcia (1936)
  • Backcountry (2014)
  • The Getaway (1972)

This month was a little bit all over the place! My favorite discoveries were probably The Reluctant Debutante, The Love Witch and Peyton Place. I also loved Lady Snowblood 2 nearly as much as the first!

Re-watched:

  • The Lady Eve (1941)

I have technically reviewed this for the Stanwyck Project, but it was a mini-review from the very early days of the blog. It’ll be the Favorite Things film for September, finally getting the love it deserves here on the blog! Keep an eye out for that post next Friday.

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 1
  • At the cinema – 1
  • From my collection – 4
  • Movies! Network – 1
  • Netflix – 3
  • TCM – 12
  • Warner Archive Instant – 2
  • WatchTCM – 1
  • YouTube – 1

As you can see, TCM was the predominant viewing method for the month! I recorded a ton of films from Summer Under the Stars and watched some of them throughout the month, also watching a few films that had been sitting on the DVR for a long time.

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 5
  • 1940s – 7
  • 1950s – 5
  • 1960s – 1
  • 1970s – 2
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 4

The month in blogging:

August was Summer Under the Stars month, so as is tradition here on the blog, every week I shared recommendations from TCM’s star-packed schedule. SUTS is over now, but if you’re interested in looking back over those posts, you can find them linked in the Index.

The Favorite Things pick of the month was Alfred Hitchcock’s Rebecca (1940). Truly one of the director’s best, in my opinion!

I finally reviewed a film that’s been on my to-watch list since the Lindsey Tries to Appreciate Westerns project: Clint Eastwood’s The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976). Thanks again to Todd for recommending that one!

The new Collector’s Corner series saw two updates, with a little help from the peanut gallery over at Letterboxd. I shared the ten best and ten worst films I own, according to their average ratings on Letterboxd.

And, finally, the Stanwyck project saw two updates in August: Blowing Wild (1953) and East Side, West Side (1949). We’re nearing the end of the project, so you’d think I’d be running out of “good” Stanwyck films to watch by now, but I enjoyed both of these quite a bit!

I have one small announcement unrelated to the August wrap-up. This month, TMP will be returning to a four-day-per-week posting schedule! You’ll see new content on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, as usual, with an added bonus every Sunday.

Hope you all had a great August. Here’s to a film-filled September. Happy viewing!

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3 thoughts on “August 2017 in Film

    • Lindsey says:

      I started it out of curiosity, just to see how much time I spent watching films in a year, but it’s become habit now! It’s always cool to look back at the end of the year and see how many I re-watched, how often I went to the theater, etc.

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  1. Todd B says:

    I can’t believe I’ve only seen ONE from your list: The File on Thelma Jordan, and that was many years ago. As for The Outlaw Josey Wales…you’re welcome! Glad you liked it!

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