Films in 2020: May

In light of what’s going on right now, from the Black Lives Matter protests to the coronavirus pandemic, this post will be much shorter than my usual movie wrap-up posts. Stay safe everyone.

New-to-Me: 41

Re-Watched: 23

New-to-Me Films by Decade:

  • 1910s – 1
  • 1920s – 1
  • 1930s – 11
  • 1940s – 12
  • 1950s – 3
  • 1960s – 3
  • 1970s – 7
  • 1980s – 2
  • 1990s – 0
  • 2000s – 0
  • 2010s – 0
  • 2020s – 1

List of New-to-Me Films:

  1. Cocoon (1985)
  2. Daisy Miller (1974)
  3. At Long Last Love (1975)
  4. Salome (1953)
  5. Angels Over Broadway (1940)
  6. Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind (2020)
  7. The Sin of Nora Moran (1933)
  8. Once to Every Woman (1934)
  9. The Dragon Painter (1919)
  10. Piccadilly (1929)
  11. Daughter of Shanghai (1937)
  12. Phantom of Chinatown (1940)
  13. Night Song (1947)
  14. Mary of Scotland (1936)
  15. Marie Antoinette (1938)
  16. The Sea Wolf (1941)
  17. Tiger Shark (1932)
  18. Bullets or Ballots (1936)
  19. The Amazing Dr. Clitterhouse (1938)
  20. Brother Orchid (1940)
  21. Larceny, Inc. (1942)
  22. A Slight Case of Murder (1938)
  23. The Man with Two Faces (1934)
  24. The Passenger (1975)
  25. The Pawnbroker (1964)
  26. The North Star (1943)
  27. Song of India (1949)
  28. Flower Drum Song (1961)
  29. Marie (1985)
  30. The Barretts of Wimpole Street (1957)
  31. Saratoga Trunk (1945)
  32. Smart Money (1931)
  33. Illegal (1955)
  34. Mackenna’s Gold (1969)
  35. The Out of Towners (1970)
  36. Lady Sings the Blues (1972)
  37. Incendiary Blonde (1945)
  38. Funny Lady (1975)
  39. Our Vines Have Tender Grapes (1945)
  40. Dr. Ehrlich’s Magic Bullet (1940)
  41. $ (1971)

A Few Favorite Discoveries:

Flower Drum Song (1961)

Flower Drum Song (1961), directed by Henry Koster

TCM had some great programming in May, from Edward G. Robinson as Star of the Month to recognizing female historical figures in a special theme called “Wonder Women”. I especially enjoyed the spotlight “Asian Americans in Classic Hollywood”, and through that, I finally got around to seeing this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical featuring a predominantly Asian cast, led by Nancy Kwan, James Shigeta, and Miyoshi Umeki. It’s not as famous as the duo’s other great works, but it still a fun watch with some wonderful numbers like “I Enjoy Being a Girl” and “Love, Look Away”.

 

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