November 2019 in Film

 

Hello, and happy December! Just one month left of 2019. It’s been a strange year, and to be honest, I’m ready to get to Christmas and then move on to 2020… but before we can do that, let’s take a look back at what was watched in November!

New-to-me viewings: 19

Re-watches: 3

Total for November: 22

Total for 2019, so far: 170

The new-to-me list:

  • A Woman’s Devotion (1956)
  • Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)
  • Mystic River (2003)
  • The Iceman Tapes: Conversations with a Killer (1992)
  • An Act of Love (2018)
  • A Gentle Night (2017)
  • Before Sunrise (1995)
  • Before Sunset (2004)
  • Midway (2019)
  • First Blood (1982)
  • Before Midnight (2013
  • Last Christmas (2019)
  • Holiday in the Wild (2019)
  • 21 Bridges (2019)
  • Ford v Ferrari (2019)
  • Parasite (2019)
  • Queen & Slim (2019)
  • Dream/Killer (2015)
  • Prosecuting Evil: The Extraordinary World of Ben Ferencz (2018)

I enjoyed a lot of what I saw this month, but my favorite discoveries were the Before trilogy (blind-bought from the Criterion sale) and Parasite!

Re-watches:

  • You’ve Got Mail (1998)
  • The Wedding Planner (2001)
  • Sex and the City (2008)

Viewing methods:

  • At the cinema – 7
  • Criterion Channel – 2
  • From my collection – 6
  • From my dad’s collection – 1
  • Netflix – 4
  • Prime Video – 2

By decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 0
  • 1940s – 0
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 0
  • 1980s – 1
  • 1990s – 3
  • 2000s – 5
  • 2010s – 12

The month in blogging:

I had big aspirations for November — several fun mysteries and films noir in celebration of Noirvember. But, as is becoming an unfortunate trend here on TMP, I totally failed at keeping up with the blog! I did manage to publish two reviews. In case you missed them:

  • The Stranger (1946): Orson Welles directs this fantastic post-war drama about the hunt for a Nazi war criminal in small-town Connecticut. A new favorite!
  • The Plot Thickens (1936): ZaSu Pitts delights as the famed amateur sleuth, Hildegarde Withers.

 

3 thoughts on “November 2019 in Film

  1. Did you really only post TWO reviews in November? Well, I shouldn’t talk…you posted two more than I did! And it’s strange to see all those zeros in the decades before 1980. I’ve only seen two movies from that list – First Blood and Mystic River – and like you, I also watched First Blood in November, on Blu-ray…my first viewing in decades.

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    1. My pre-1970 vs post-1970 ratio has been out of whack all year. I blame it on work. When I’m busy I tend to watch newer movies — either going to the theater so I’m forced to avoid my phone/laptop for a few hours, or picking a new-ish movie that’s streaming because I can’t muster the energy to take notes. It’s sad! I need to get my life in order, haha.

      Funny that we happened to watch First Blood around the same time! My dad has been insisting that I should watch the series forever. He bought it on Blu this month, so I finally watched it with him. In exchange, our next movie night will feature Stallone and Dolly Parton in Rhinestone 😂

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