Films in 2015: Modern movies in December

The Ballad of Shovels & Rope (2014) – I love Shovels & Rope. Their music is great, they bring their dog on tour, and they’re a stinkin’ adorable couple. This is available on Hulu and I urge any fan of the band to watch it, as well as anyone interested in the creative process/recording process of smaller touring acts. The doc was filmed from 2010 … Continue reading Films in 2015: Modern movies in December

Films in 2015: A Year in Review

It’s hard to believe that another year has passed us by, but here we are, at the start of 2016 — time for TMP’s annual Year in Review viewing wrap-up! (Say that ten times fast.) In last year’s review, I mentioned that I had been tracking my viewing for five years, so 2015 continued that tradition for a sixth year. It was also my fourth year of … Continue reading Films in 2015: A Year in Review

December 2015 in Film

Christmas has come and gone, a new year arriving today. Hope you all had a wonderful time celebrating last night… but not too much fun, eh? Here in the movie blogosphere, a new month means it’s time to take a look at the past month in viewing… so let’s get to it! New-to-me viewings: 23 Re-watches: 10 Total for December: 33 Total for 2015: 329 (Full year wrap-up … Continue reading December 2015 in Film

Films in 2015: Modern movies in October

The Martian (2015) – I loved this film. It’ll land among my favorites of the year. It’s got thrills, tension, humor, and a great lead performance by Matt Damon. Amazing supporting cast, too, though Damon’s fellow crew are somewhat under-utilized. (Needs more Chastain.) The book that served as the film’s source material has been on my to-read list for a year or so, and now it’s been pushed … Continue reading Films in 2015: Modern movies in October

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in September

Another month has passed, with another handful of modern movies watched. Here are tiny reviews of the post-1970 films I watched in September! Alex of Venice (2014) – This is a film I’ve been looking forward to watching for some time. I’m a big fan of Chris Messina as an actor, and this marks his first outing as director. Naturally, my interest was piqued by … Continue reading Films in 2015: Modern Movies in September

Films in 2015: Modern Movies in August

The Gift (2015) – The preview for this grabbed my attention and I had very high hopes for it. In many ways it lived up to my expectations. There’s plenty of suspense, a few jumps, an intriguing mystery. The outcome/truth behind the mystery leaves a bit to be desired since the build-up to it is so captivating and has so much potential, but the performances … Continue reading Films in 2015: Modern Movies in August

July 2015 in Film (+ small announcement)

Happy August, movie buffs! Today we’ll be taking a look at what I watched in the month of July. Stay tuned at the end of the post for a small announcement regarding the blog schedule for August. But before we get to that, let’s look at the past 31 days in movie-watching! New-to-me viewings: 27 Re-watches: 9 Total for July: 36 Total for 2015, so … Continue reading July 2015 in Film (+ small announcement)