Films in 2023: May

May was another satisfying month of movie-watching both in theaters and at home, plus one of my favorites that I had the great pleasure of seeing at the majestic Walt Disney Concert Hall: Psycho, with the orchestra playing Bernard Herrmann’s iconic score live. Other than that, one of my favorite theater trips this past month was seeing Pretty in Pink for the first time followed by a Q&A with filmmaker Howard Deutch (and his family was there too; I was right behind his wife Lea Thompson and daughter Zoey Deutch in the concession line). There are more fantastic films I could give a shout-out to in this intro, but instead, I’m going to keep this part relatively brief and just get to the list of everything I saw in May, ahead of what looks to be a promising summer of movie-watching.

New-to-Me Films by Decade:

  • 1910s – 0
  • 1920s – 0
  • 1930s – 2
  • 1940s – 1
  • 1950s – 1
  • 1960s – 3
  • 1970s – 1
  • 1980s – 4
  • 1990s – 4
  • 2000s – 1
  • 2010s – 2
  • 2020s – 3

List of New-to-Me Films:

  1. Buona Sera, Mrs. Campbell (1968)
  2. Fanfan la Tulipe (1952)
  3. Woman of Straw (1964)
  4. Hotel Paradiso (1966)
  5. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
  6. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  7. Purple Rain (1984)
  8. It’s Love Again (1936)
  9. The Hurricane (1937)
  10. Sorcerer (1977)
  11. Poison Ivy (1992)
  12. Single White Female (1992)
  13. You Hurt My Feelngs (2023)
  14. Enough Said (2013)
  15. Matinee (1993)
  16. Yes, Madam! (1985)
  17. Hoosiers (1986)
  18. The Heavenly Body (1944)
  19. Howard (2018)
  20. The Little Mermaid (2023)
  21. Hollywood Chinese (2007)
  22. The Joy Luck Club (1993)

List of Re-Watched Films:

  1. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  2. Design for Living (1933)
  3. The Band Wagon (1953)
  4. The File on Thelma Jordon (1949)
  5. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  6. Imitation of Life (1959)
  7. Mildred Pierce (1945)
  8. Psycho (1960)
  9. Flamingo Road (1949)
  10. Goodfellas (1990)
  11. The Conversation (1974)
  12. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  13. Dial 1119 (1950)
  14. The Dark Knight (2008)
  15. Nashville (1975)
  16. Hollywood Canteen (1944)
  17. The Fallen Sparrow (1943)
  18. Grey Gardens (1975)
  19. The Farewell (2019)

List of Films I Saw in Theaters (re-watches marked in italics):

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (2023)
  2. Trouble in Paradise (1932)
  3. Design for Living (1933)
  4. Pretty in Pink (1986)
  5. Purple Rain (1984)
  6. Don’t Look Now (1973)
  7. Imitation of Life (1959)
  8. Mildred Pierce (1945)
  9. Goodfellas (1990)
  10. The Conversation (1974)
  11. Sorcerer (1977)
  12. You Hurt My Feelngs (2023)
  13. Enough Said (2013)
  14. Grosse Pointe Blank (1997)
  15. The Dark Knight (2008)
  16. Nashville (1975)
  17. The Little Mermaid (2023)
  18. Grey Gardens (1975)
  19. The Farewell (2019)

One thought on “Films in 2023: May

  1. Hoosiers would be my personal favorite from your ‘first time watched’ list…and funny that Psycho was playing at a Disney venue!

    And of course, WAY cool that you were standing in the popcorn line with Lea Thompson!

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