Films in 2022 Review

2022 was the biggest movie-watching year for me yet, though not because of the overall number of films I watched in a year’s time. In fact, compared to the past two years when I spent much more time than usual at home, I didn’t see nearly as many movies, but so many of what I…

Films in 2022: December

Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great time ringing in 2023. My last moments of 2022 were spent playing the new Rear Window board game with my family, so that was a lot of fun! Movie-watching-wise, my viewing habits winded down a bit in the last couple of weeks of December, but it…

Films in 2022: November

November seemingly flew by, and as you’ll see, I ended up re-watching more movies than seeing films for the first time, but I still saw plenty regardless! During the first weekend of the month, I went to a handful of AFI FEST screenings, most of which included Q&As with the talent in front of and…

Films in 2022: October

Can you believe it’s already November!? This year is really flying by, but I’m glad it’s now my favorite time of the year with the anticipation of the holidays and, more importantly as a cinephile, fall movie season and Noirvember! Before moving ahead to the new month, a look back at October, which was filled…

Films in 2022: September

I watched a ton of movies last month, so I saw relatively less in September, though as usual with my viewing habits that’s not saying much. At home, I caught up with some more movies from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars as well as a few films leaving the Criterion Channel at the end of…

Films in 2022: August

As expected with the month of August with TCM’s annual Summer Under the Stars program, I watched a ton of movies over the past 31 days. Though it wasn’t just from watching movies on TCM of course, I went to a number of screenings around L.A. too. Some of my favorites on the big screen…

Films in 2022: July

It feels like I’ve been saying this every month, but this past month was another great time at the movies. Some highlights include seeing a double feature of American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused at the New Beverly, Short Cuts in 70mm at the Aero, and finally seeing Mad Max: Fury Road on the big…

Films in 2022: June

June saw a lot of trips to the theater, for new releases and old favorites, as well as repertory screenings for movies I hadn’t seen before. Among the screenings I especially enjoyed was seeing Notorious on film inside the historic Los Angeles Theatre, featuring an introduction with film critic Leonard Maltin and Cary Grant’s daughter,…

Hit Me With Your Best Shot – Klute

KLUTEĀ (1971) Directed by Alan J. Pakula Cinematography by Gordon Willis I finally had some time to participate in TheĀ Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series this week, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to pick out images from one of my favorite movies of the 1970s, Klute, the first of Alan J. Pakula’s…

Films in 2022: May

May was much more low-key with my movie-watching compared to April, though there was still a lot that I watched. Anna May Wong was TCM’s Star of the Month, so I watched several of her films that I hadn’t seen before. A few of them were from the 1930s, which ended up being the decade…