December 2017 in Film

Happy new year! As is custom here on TMP, we’re kicking off the year with a look back at what I watched in December. Later this week, stay tuned for the full recap of 2017 in film. Here’s what I watched and wrote about last month!

New-to-me viewings: 13

Re-watches: 8

Total for December: 21

Total for 2017: 235

The new-to-me list:

  • Death on the Diamond (1934)
  • The Girl from Chicago (1932)
  • Roman J. Israel, Esq. (2017)
  • Daddy’s Home 2 (2017)
  • Strictly Dynamite (1934)
  • You Belong to Me (1941)
  • Pretty Baby (1950)
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017)
  • The Night Walker (1964)
  • Variety Girl (1947)
  • Coco (2017)
  • Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
  • Pitch Perfect 3 (2017)


  • About Last Night… (1986)
  • We’re the Millers (2013)
  • Love Actually (2003)
  • Sleepless in Seattle (1993)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  • Godspell (1973)
  • Sabrina (1954)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 6
  • From Dad’s collection – 1
  • From Mom’s collection – 3
  • From my collection – 6
  • Movies! TV Network – 1
  • Netflix – 1
  • TCM – 2
  • Warner Archive Instant – 1

By decade:

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

The month in blogging:

December saw the blog to return to a three day per week schedule rather than four, something I didn’t want to do but was a necessity as I fell behind in writing. I have notes on so many films, but so few finished reviews!

Still, the month saw a lot of fun posts. Collector’s Corner had two updates. First up, a film collection update featuring everything I picked up from late September through November. There was also a special Christmas edition of the Corner, sharing all of the holiday films that live on my shelves.

The infrequently-updated Mill Creek Musings series saw one update, a review of Fear in the Night, which is available in the 50 Dark Crimes DVD set.

The main attraction of the month was a gaggle of Stanwyck films! I really wanted to finish up the Stanwyck Project by the end of 2017, and I’m happy to say I’ve accomplished that goal! I will have a few extra posts wrapping up the series, but all of the reviews are up. Reviewed in December: A Taste of Evil, California, Flesh and Fantasy, Variety Girl, You Belong to Me, and The Night Walker.

I hope 2018 is treating you all well so far! Here’s to a (hopefully) great year!

2 thoughts on “December 2017 in Film

  1. “I have notes on so many films, but so few finished reviews!” Man oh man, I know what that’s all about…too many to deal with, and some are so old, I’ve forgotten what I thought about the movie! And a lot of theater movies for you this month; I only went to three new releases the entire year, and the last was in October…ugh! And I’ve been wanting to check out ‘Death on the Diamond’ for a while now…will you be posting a review?


    1. My sister and I have been going to a lot of matinees, and I also got a few free tickets this month, which accounts for the high number of theater visits! I will be reviewing Death on the Diamond in a couple weeks, after I get all of the end-of-year and Stanwyck project wrap-ups done.


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