Long time, no see, movie buffs! There’s been a lot going on in life and the world, so I apologize for my absence here on TMP.

I think we can all use a bit of a distraction right now, so I’m hoping to be somewhat more consistent about sharing the movies I’m watching on the blog. But first, let’s take a look back at the past three months in viewing — January, February, and March of 2020.

New-to-Me Viewings

  • January: 12
  • February: 3
  • March: 16

Re-watches

  • January: 1
  • February: 0
  • March: 6

Totals

  • Total for January: 13
  • Total for February: 3
  • Total for March: 22

That makes a total of 38 for the first quarter of the year. Pretty low, but I did spend much of January doing extra work and much of February sleeping through a terrible case of the flu. March wasn’t too shabby — I’m getting better at working “me time” (which, for me, means movie time) into my routine.

The New-to-Me Lists

January:

  • Ghosts of Sugar Land (2019)
  • Little Women (2019)
  • Uncut Gems (2019)
  • Adoring (2019)
  • Seoul Searching (2015)
  • The Violent Years (1956)
  • Judy (2019)
  • Pot o’ Gold (1941)
  • Atlantics (2019)
  • 1917 (2019)
  • Just Mercy (2019)
  • Miss Americana (2020)

February:

  • Jojo Rabbit (2019)
  • ReMastered: The Miami Showband Massacre (2019)
  • The Call of the Wild (2020)

March:

  • The Day of the Locust (1975)
  • Panique (1946)
  • Knives Out (2019)
  • The Swimmer (1968)
  • She-Devil (1989)
  • Holy Hell (2016)
  • The Daytrippers (1996)
  • Blow the Man Down (2020)
  • Aftermath (2017)
  • The Slender Thread (1965)
  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears (2020)
  • Art School Confidential (2006)
  • Dark River (2017)
  • Badland (2019)
  • Western Stars (2019)
  • Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019)

Re-watches

January:

  • 3:10 to Yuma (1957)

February:

  • None

March:

  • Twilight (2008)
  • New Moon (2009)
  • Eclipse (2010)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1 (2011)
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2012)
  • The Little Mermaid (1989)

Viewing Methods

  • Acorn TV: 1
  • At the cinema: 6
  • Criterion Channel: 6
  • Disney+: 1
  • FandangoNOW: 4
  • The Film Detective: 1
  • From my collection: 2
  • From my sister’s collection: 5
  • Netflix: 8
  • Prime Video: 4

Tally by Decade

  • 1900s: 0
  • 1910s: 0
  • 1920s: 0
  • 1930s: 0
  • 1940s: 2
  • 1950s: 2
  • 1960s: 2
  • 1970s: 1
  • 1980s: 2
  • 1990s: 1
  • 2000s: 3
  • 2010s: 21
  • 2020s: 4

Favorite Discoveries

My favorite discoveries of the year so far have been:

  • Panique and The Daytrippers, two Criterion gems (Panique is my number one of the year so far!)
  • Blow the Man Down, an indie thriller about two sisters who get caught up in a murder mystery in small-town Maine
  • Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears, which I knew I’d love because I love and miss Miss Fisher!
  • Atlantics, which ties with Parasite for my number one film of 2019
  • Knives Out, Little Women, 1917, and Jojo Rabbit — more late entries into my “top films of 2019” list
  • Adoring, which made me cry in public

What have you been watching this year? I’d love to know your favorite discoveries! Hope you all are hanging in there and staying safe.