It’s alive! And by it, I mean “she.” And by “she,” I mean me. Hello again, movie buffs!

I apologize for my unexpected disappearance from the blog for a couple of weeks. February was another wild one. Working like mad, coordinating my Oscar pool (I took second place), dealing with bomb cyclones and power outages, a serious decluttering/redecorating project. It all kept me occupied and every time I logged into WordPress to churn out a planned blog post (usually at 11:53 pm on the day I originally hoped to post it), I just couldn’t type a word.

Here’s hoping March is a more fruitful month for the blog, but before we get to that, let’s take a look back at February’s viewing.

New-to-me viewings: 14

Re-watches: 0

Total for February: 14

Total for 2019, so far: 32

The new-to-me list:

  • The Hunt for Red October (1990)
  • Mile… Mile & A Half (2013)
  • BlacKkKlansman (2018)
  • Eighth Grade (2018)
  • Black Panther (2018)
  • Dumplin’ (2018)
  • Like Father (2018)
  • Crimson Tide (1995)
  • Bird Box (2018)
  • What Men Want (2019)
  • Isn’t It Romantic (2019)
  • End Game (2018)
  • Period. End of Sentence. (2018)
  • Roma (2018)

I know I should be shouting the praises of Roma from the rooftops (it was one of my — and everyone’s — top contenders for Best Picture, after all) but my favorite viewings this month were Dumplin’, Isn’t It Romantic, and Bird Box — the last of which lands on the favorites list because I had the pleasure of watching it with my sister at Detroit’s wonderful Senate Theater, with author Josh Malerman in attendance. We got scared by a human dressed as a bird, got conned into buying Sprite by the vintage intermission reel, and got our books signed, making for a lovely Saturday afternoon.


  • None!

Viewing methods:

  • Amazon Video – 2
  • At the cinema – 3
  • FandangoNOW – 1
  • From my collection – 2
  • Netflix – 6

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 0
  • 1940s – 0
  • 1950s – 0
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s- 0
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 2
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 12

This month, I got to see how the other half lives. I didn’t watch a single classic film. The oldest film I watched was from 1990. Though I enjoyed quite a bit of what I watched, it was a very strange month and I don’t feel like myself!

The month in blogging:

I only made three posts in February other than the January wrap-up… but at least they were three fun ones!

I shared my favorite things about the brilliant In a Lonely Place (1950), a grim story of a Hollywood screenwriter and the gal who falls for him until she begins to suspect he’s a murderer.

Honky Tonk (1941), starring Clark Gable and Lana Turner, bested Boom Town in my short list of “greatest films that plant Gable in the old West.”

Finally, I took a look at one of Ingmar Bergman’s underrated gems, 1955’s Dreams. I may be one of the few to love it, but I recommend it enthusiastically.

That’s it for February! I hope 2019 is treating you well so far, and here’s to a movie-packed March!