While I’d love to say that April brought me out of my viewing slump, that wasn’t the case. The past month was my worst of the year so far — probably my worst in the history of the blog! Most of what I watched was for background noise, with the exception of the couple of classics I squeezed in, a re-watch of a 2017 favorite, and a few fun trips to the theater.

Luckily, May is already off to a better start. My first film of the month was a re-watch of The Harvey Girls, which I adore (and which I hope will set the mood for the rest of the month’s viewing).

As we anxiously wait to see what the new month brings, here’s the recap for April.

New-to-me viewings: 11

Re-watches: 1

Total for April: 12

Total for 2018, so far: 64

The new-to-me list:

  • Nine Lives (2016)
  • You Get Me (2017)
  • A Quiet Place (2018)
  • Back in Circulation (1937)
  • Hysteria (1965)
  • Truth or Dare (2018)
  • Rampage (2018)
  • I Feel Pretty (2018)
  • Kodachrome (2017)
  • Dude (2018)
  • Sister Cities (2016)

Favorite discoveries of the month were A Quiet Place (2018), Kodachrome (2017), and Back in Circulation (1937).


  • I, Tonya (2017)

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 1
  • At the cinema – 4
  • Netflix – 4
  • From my sister’s collection – 1
  • WatchTCM – 2

By decade:

  • 1900s – 0
  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 1
  • 1940s – 0
  • 1950s – 0
  • 1960s – 1
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 10

The month in blogging:

April was a pretty awful month for viewing, but a better one for the blog.

The standard reviews for the month were:

Most of these were films I’d recommend, and a few of them were among my favorite discoveries of the year so far, so be sure to check them out if you’re looking for some good viewing!

Collector’s Corner saw two updates in April. The first was “The Great Case Debate,” a ramble on the rollercoaster struggle of finding the right method of storing your film collection, especially when living in a small space. Later in the month, I shared all of the film-related content from a 1943 issue of The New Yorker in my vintage magazine collection.

I continued a somewhat sad but fun tradition on the blog, sharing what I would have liked to watch if I had been able to attend the TCM Classic Film Festival this year.

Finally, Todd of Cinema Monolith and I continued our tradition of covering cheesy sci-fi together, sharing reviews of 1956’s The Mole People. Be sure to check out my review and Todd’s, and share your thoughts with us if you’ve seen the film!

That’s it for the April update. I’m very determined to make May my best viewing month of 2018 so far… even if it means losing a little sleep to make time for late-night classic screenings! I hope you all have a great upcoming month, and that your April was more movie-filled than mine.