November 2018 in Film

November was a weird month. The bulk of my viewing came from a Twilight marathon weekend with my sister and an enormous collection of Christmas movies watched with the family over Thanksgiving. In a genuinely heartbreaking turn of events, work kept me too busy to make the best of my final month of FilmStruck; I barely made a dent in my queue and what I did watch was at the beginning of the month. (My last FilmStruck watch was Cluny Brown, though, so that was an excellent note to end on.)

It’s not pretty, but here’s everything I watched in November!

New-to-me viewings: 17

Re-watches: 11

Total for November: 28

Total for 2018, so far: 182

The new-to-me list:

  • Crime School (1938)
  • Tell No Tales (1939)
  • Lucky Partners (1940)
  • Danger Stalks Near (1957)
  • Cluny Brown (1946)
  • Widows (2018)
  • Creed II (2018)
  • The Spirit of Christmas (2015)
  • A Christmas Prince (2017)
  • The Princess Switch (2018)
  • Christmas Wedding Planner (2017)
  • Christmas Inheritance (2017)
  • Cam (2018)
  • ‘Til Death Do Us Part (2017)
  • Roanoke: Search for the Lost Colony (2015)
  • Instant Family (2018)
  • Nobody’s Fool (2018)

Re-watches:

  • Charade (1963)
  • Twilight (2008)
  • The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 1 (2011)
  • The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn, Part 2 (2012)
  • Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (1964)
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town (1970)
  • Meet Me In St. Louis (1944)
  • Four Christmases (2008)
  • Just Friends (2005)

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 1
  • At the cinema – 4
  • FilmStruck – 5
  • From my collection – 5
  • From my sister’s collection – 5
  • The History Channel – 1
  • Netflix – 7

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 2
  • 1970s – 1
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 4
  • 2010s – 15

The month in blogging:

Two wartime features were reviewed in November: Since You Went Away (1944) and Wings for the Eagle (1942). Both films offer honest, but optimistic takes on the war, looking toward victory while never diminishing the troubles faced by their characters.

Next up was a recent favorite FilmStruck discovery, Safe in Hell (1931). I’ve raved about this film in the past two posts on TMP so I’ll keep it minimal here — Dorothy Mackaill is terrific, and the film is a must-watch.

Finally, I wrapped up the month with a mournful farewell to FilmStruck. Well, perhaps not too mournful — I took the opportunity to share some of my favorite discoveries and celebrate the service, in an attempt to stop moping.

And that was it for November! Now, we forge ahead into the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. I love Christmas, but due to my poor planning, you won’t be seeing much merry content here on the blog. (Plenty of crime films in the schedule, though, if you’re a scrooge!)

Happy December, and I hope you have a wonderful, movie-filled month.

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