Films in 2020: December

Happy New Year! As you probably noticed throughout 2020, I watched a lot of movies over the past 12 months, and December was no exception. I spent the last month of the year catching up on some new releases (which will continue into January at least) and indulging in TCM’s weeklong, 24-hour classic Christmas marathon,…

Films in 2020: November

Happy December! It’s almost hard to believe there’s just one month left in 2020 now; hopefully, these last 31 days are better than much of the year, and I’m wishing everyone a happy and safe holiday season. November is probably my favorite month of the year because of Noirvember, a month-long celebration of all things…

Films in 2020: October

I didn’t watch quite as many movies in October as I did in the previous two months (though I did still watch a lot!). That’s partially due to some TV viewing: my month-long re-watch of Twin Peaks: The Return, and finally checking out The Haunting of Hill House before watching The Haunting of Bly Manor.…

Films in 2020: September

Well just like August, September ended up being a huge movie-watching month. While I did watch more new-to-me movies this past month, it didn’t quite top the previous month’s total. The first part of the month was spent catching up on about two dozen more movies from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars programming, plus a…

Films in 2020: August

August was a huge-movie watching month for me and other avid TCM viewers, as it was the channel’s annual Summer Under the Stars festival. This year was definitely the most I tuned into the programming thanks to being home much more often, and if I was working from home as well this month’s count would’ve…

Summer Under the Stars: North by Northwest (1959)

TCM’s star of the day is Eva Marie Saint, and my film pick for the actress is North by Northwest, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). This espionage thriller follows New York City advertising man Roger O. Thornhill (Cary Grant) in a case of mistaken identity when a gang of spies led by Phillip…

Summer Under the Stars: Now, Voyager (1942)

TCM’s star of the day is Paul Henreid, and my film pick for the actor is Now, Voyager, which airs today at 8:00 P.M. (EST). This romantic drama follows Boston spinster Charlotte Vale (Bette Davis) who struggles with low self-esteem because of her domineering mother (Gladys Cooper). But after spending time in a sanitarium under…

Summer Under the Stars: To Each His Own (1946)

TCM’s star of the day is Olivia de Havilland, and my film pick for the actress is To Each His Own, which airs today at 2:15 A.M. (EST). This wartime melodrama finds middle-aged American Josephine “Jody” Norris (Olivia de Havilland) in the midst of World War II in London as she recounts her youth during…

Summer Under the Stars: Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

TCM’s star of the day is Warren Beatty, and my film pick for the actor is Bonnie and Clyde, which airs today at 6:00 P.M. (EST). This biographical crime film follows the lives of infamous, Depression-era gangsters Bonnie Parker (Faye Dunaway) and Clyde Barrow (Warren Beatty). Bonnie meets Clyde by chance as he attempts to…