March 2019 in Film

Happy April and happy spring! Before we thaw out and begin to enjoy the sunshine (and hopefully, soon, warmer temperatures here in Michigan), let’s take a look back at what was watched in March.

New-to-me viewings: 12

Re-watches: 7

Total for March: 19

Total for 2019, so far: 51

The new-to-me list:

  • A Madea Family Funeral (2019)
  • Blondie’s Lucky Day (1946)
  • Fighting With My Family (2019)
  • The Favourite (2018)
  • Ride the Pink Horse (1947)
  • The Clerk (1933)
  • Captive State (2019)
  • Us (2019)
  • The Girl Most Likely to… (1973)
  • Suspiria (2018)
  • The Edge of Seventeen (2016)
  • Five Feet Apart (2019)

My favorite discoveries of the month were Ride the Pink Horse (1947) and Us (2019).

Re-watches:

  • Design for Living (1933)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Pillow Talk (1959)
  • Cover Girl (1944)
  • How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)
  • Detour (1945)
  • Home Again (2017)

After February’s odd, classic-free viewing roster, I hit the reset button in March by watching a handful of old favorites. Some Like It Hot was a particular joy — I hadn’t seen it in several years and had forgotten just how hilarious it is!

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 5
  • Criterion Channel – 1
  • FandangoNOW – 2
  • From my collection – 8
  • Netflix – 1
  • Movies! TV Network – 1
  • YouTube – 1

Hooray for the Criterion Channel! As a charter subscriber, I had been keeping an eye on but had missed the first few movies of the week. I made sure to carve out time for the restoration of Detour (1945), however, which is stunning.

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 4
  • 1950s – 3
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 1
  • 1980s – 0
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 9

The month in blogging:

13 thoughts on “March 2019 in Film

  1. My daughter and I really want to see “The Favourite”. Very much looking forward to that. Plus we only just watched “Get Out” and loved that, so “Us” will be watched soon. My son already seen it at the cinema and said it was brilliant.
    “Ride the Pink Horse” that title threw me, if it wasn’t for you saying it was your favourite discovery of the month I may of just past it by. On a IDMB look, it sounds superb. Gone straight on my list. Thank you.
    Detour is superb.
    Great selection of films and you beat me by one film this month. :)

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    1. Sorry for taking so long to reply to your comment — my notifications weren’t working for some reason! ‘The Favourite’ and ‘Us’ will both be very much worth your time. ‘Us’ is one of those films I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I watched it. (And it did spook me, too — when I got home from my screening I was *sure* there were people standing in my driveway, haha!)

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      1. Oh no worries at all Lindsey. I’ve been off the blogland reservation for a few days anyhow. My kids (I say kids but young adults) both keep discussing Us, out of my ear range luckly. They said it had some really bizarre and rather bonkers scenes. I can’t wait to see it. Oh no! that’s must of freaked you out. Nothing worse when your mind plays spooky tricks on you but it never stops us from keep watching spooky stuff hehe. Suckers for punishment!

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        1. Must be, haha! Horror remains one of my favorite genres even though it turns me into a jumpy baby. To give you an idea of just how much of a baby we’re talking — I screamed out loud in the theater while watching M. Night Shayamalan’s ‘The Village’ 😂 Not my proudest moment, but the rest of the audience got a laugh out of it!

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          1. That’s very funny lol. It can be quite entertaining when someone lets out jump scream. :) … My appearance might not show it but I’m not the biggest horror fan. Though I do end up watching a lot of the good ones. Zombie movies might be my fav. I watched the remake of Dawn Of The Dead last night for the first time with the kids. I wish I had seen it back in 2004 as those fast running Zombies would have freaked me right out. They seem to be the norm now. Saying that, 28 Days Later a few years before they ran like crazy! I like my zombies stupid and slow. At least to give me a slight a chance of out running them. hehe

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  2. I’ve only seen ONE of your ‘new to me’ watches, and that was an old one, ‘Ride the Pink Horse’, which is quite good I thought. And I too had recently re-watched ‘Some Like it Hot’ after a long dry spell (and it was on the big screen, too), and I’d forgotten just how well-made AND fun it was. And…I watched 24 films in March…I can’t believe I crushed both you AND the Wolfman in that category!

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    1. My viewing has been suffering lately! I miss the days when my norm was 50 per month, haha. I really enjoyed Ride the Pink Horse and will have a review coming eventually — that was a Criterion sale blind buy. Some Like It Hot must have been tons of fun to see on the big screen/with an audience!

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      1. Some Like It Hot WAS great on the big screen…and having not seen it in ages made it even more fun. A good audience, too; thankfully, these ‘Tuesday Night Classic’ crowds are always good ones…they’re there to watch a good movie, and nothing else.

        I didn’t realize ‘Ride the Pink Horse’ was a Criterion! It would be cool if Eddie Muller did a commentary for that one (and I just checked…ohhhh, he didn’t!)

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        1. No Muller, but I listened to a bit of the commentary and enjoyed what I heard of it. Need to listen to the whole thing one of these days. It has a radio adaptation as a special feature, too, which I always love!

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  3. Thanks for putting me on to “Ride the Pink Horse” . What a neat little thriller in a different style. I enjoyed that thanks. Mikey

    PS Robert Montgomery speaks just like Johnny from Home Alone in the Angels With Filthy Souls bit :)

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