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…

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…

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…

November 2015 in Film

Hello, movie buffs, and happy December! We’ve made it to the final month of the year, the most wonderful time of the year. But before we continue our ascent to the heights of Christmas spirit, let’s take a look at what I watched in November. New-to-me viewings: 12 Re-watches: 6 Total for November: 18 Total…

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…

October 2015 in Film

Another month has passed us by, which means it’s time for another viewing wrap-up! Here’s a little look at what I watched in October. New-to-me viewings: 18 Re-watches: 3 Total for September: 21 Total for 2015, so far: 278 Kind of a low viewing month for me. I’ll spare you another month of drawn-out grad…

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…

September 2015 in Film

September was a whirlwind of a month as I began the final semester of my MLIS program, applied for graduation, and continued working on the end-of-program portfolio I have to submit in order to graduate. On the blog front, I participated in three blogathons, dedicated to William Wellman, Lauren Bacall, and TCM. It was a…

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…

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…