Films in 2018: March

March ended up being quite a busy month for me, and as such, I, unfortunately, didn’t have as much time to watch movies so this blog post will be pretty brief. Despite that, it was an overall exciting month, with the 90th Academy Awards and visiting the Los Angeles area a week later (including my hometown of Anaheim, which of course included a trip to Disneyland!). Perhaps the most exciting day of my trip was taking a tour of the Dolby Theatre, followed by a tour of the Warner Bros. studio, which ended with me holding a real Oscar (as you may be able to see in my new profile picture on my blog). Anyway, I’m hoping to get back on track with my usual viewing habits for April, but until then, a look at what I watched in March…

New-to-Me: 18

Re-Watched: 2

New-to-Me Films by Decade:

  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 1
  • 1940s – 2
  • 1950s – 2
  • 1960s – 0
  • 1970s – 2
  • 1980s – 2
  • 1990s – 4
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 5

List of New-to-Me Films:

  1. The Rose Tattoo (1955)
  2. A Wrinkle in Time (2018)
  3. Nobody’s Fool (1994)
  4. Boyz n the Hood (1991)
  5. A Brief History of Time (1991)
  6. The Morning After (1986)
  7. Doctor Strange (2016)
  8. Raintree County (1957)
  9. Carnal Knowledge (1940)
  10. The Westerner (1940)
  11. Three Comrades (1938)
  12. Pennies from Heaven (1981)
  13. Mr. Skeffington (1944)
  14. The Last of Sheila (1973)
  15. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
  16. Ant-Man (2015)
  17. Spielberg (2017)
  18. Ready Player One (2018)

A Few Favorite Discoveries:

The Last of Sheila (1973)

The Last of Sheila (1973), directed by Herbert Ross

I love a good whodunit movie, and when I saw a few people recommending The Last of Sheila after it was added to FilmStruck a couple of weeks ago, I jumped on it almost immediately. As you can expect from a film of this genre, there were several twists and turns, but some were quite unexpected, making it an overall enjoyable watching experience, especially with a good cast to back it up. Personal highlights for me have to be James Mason, Dyan Cannon, Richard Benjamin, and James Coburn, who plays the mastermind behind the mystery game. But what amazes me most about this movie is that it was conceived by none other than actor Anthony Perkins and musical theater composer Stephen Sondheim! If that fact alone doesn’t spike up more interest in this movie, I don’t know what else can. Anyway, this is an engaging slow-burn of a mystery and one that I look forward to watching again in the future.

2 thoughts on “Films in 2018: March

  1. Some really good ones in there this month including one I’m always singing the praise of, Nobody’s Fool. I always think this is an underrated Paul Newman flick and partly because it came near the end of his career it gets overlooked. If Cool Hand Luke had grown old, I always felt this is how he would have turned out as played by an elderly Newman.

  2. Good list! Nice to see more love for The Last of Sheila – I hope lots of people will check this one out while it’s on FilmStruck. You’ve inspired me to watch Pennies from Heaven soon – a movie I missed upon its initial release and have always wanted to see.

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