January 2019 in Film

January is always a month where I play catch-up on some of the previous year’s releases. I was particularly successful at playing catch-up this year (though there are still a few titles I need to see). I made several trips to the theater, which resulted in FandangoNOW vouchers, which I then used to rent movies like my now-favorite of 2018, Blindspotting.

With all of that viewing to do, it was a milder month on the classic film front — most of the classic movies I watched in January were old favorites. I expect we’ll see the classic-to-new ratio shift dramatically in February!

On to the stats —

New-to-me viewings: 13

Re-watches: 5

Total for January: 18

Total for 2019, so far: 18

The new-to-me list:

  • A Simple Favor (2018)
  • Searching (2018)
  • Hold the Dark (2018)
  • The Plot Thickens (1936)
  • The Shooting (1966)
  • Blindspotting (2018)
  • If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
  • The Upside (2019)
  • Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
  • On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  • Leave No Trace (2018)
  • RBG (2018)
  • The Bookshop (2017)


  • The Asphalt Jungle (1950)
  • The Letter (1940)
  • They Drive By Night (1940)
  • On the Basis of Sex (2018)
  • Mildred Pierce (1945)

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 2
  • At the cinema – 4
  • FandangoNOW – 5
  • Movies! TV Network – 4
  • Netflix – 1
  • WatchTCM – 2

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 1
  • 1940s – 3
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 1
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 12

The month in blogging:

I did really well at not missing any post days for the first few weeks of the year, but juggling work with family matters took over later in the month. Still, there was some fun stuff on the blog, so here’s a quick look back.

As is custom here on TMP, we kicked off the year by reflecting on the previous. I shared my yearly viewing recap, which totaled 216 films, and told you which discoveries were my favorites.

There were also four reviews in January:

  • Cluny Brown (1946) – Jennifer Jones stars as a young woman with a passion for… plumbing! While society looks down upon her for wanting to work in a field dominated by men, she finds an ally in Charles Boyer.
  • Danger Stalks Near (1957) – Keisuke Kinoshita writes and directs a tale of three thieves plotting a break-in — but the film is more of a study of the family within the house than of the crime itself.
  • Lucky Partners (1940) – Ginger Rogers and Ronald Coleman split a sweepstakes ticket in this sweet and fun rom-com.
  • Tell No Tales (1939) – Melvyn Douglas plays detective on a kidnapping case in an effort to save his soon-to-be-shuttered newspaper.

I hope the start to your year has been good. Here’s to a movie-filled February!

3 thoughts on “January 2019 in Film

  1. Great list of films Lindsey. I love seeing your viewing methods.
    I hope to get to “Leave No Trace” soon and thanks for putting me on to “Blindspotting.” That looks like a great film. You hit a lot of new ones this month. Lots I haven’t heard of. Will investigate.
    I spied “The Shooting” in there. (If it wasn’t for the annoying girl character I reckon I would gone for 8.5 but I did give it a 7.)
    I’m still to see “Mildred Pierce”. Very much looking forward to that.
    And I watched “They Drive By Night” last year and completely fell in love with it.
    I did a post on that one if it raining or you bored. All the best… Mikey

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    1. Blindspotting is one of the most unique and memorable films I’ve seen in years. I hope you get the chance to enjoy it soon! Mildred Pierce is also a definite must-see. Oddly, They Drive By Night took a few viewings to grow on me, but I whole-heartedly love it now. I’ll be sure to check out your post! :)

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