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: 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,…

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…

Films in 2022: April

April was essentially a build-up to the highly anticipated in-person return of the TCM Classic Film Festival, which came to an end just a week ago. It was so wonderful for TCMFF to be back in Hollywood, especially to be reunited with fellow classic movie lovers. I’ll recount my whole TCMFF experience later this month.…

Films in 2022: March

I ended up not watching quite as many movies as I typically do in March. Part of that was due to spending time with my family, who visited me during the first week and a half of the month for my birthday. So this wrap-up post will be brief. But before going over the new-to-me…

Films in 2022: February

February was a lighter movie-watching month, at least compared to my usual viewing habits. But it was still a great month of film, especially for screenings around L.A., from retrospectives honoring Peter Bogdanovich and Sidney Poitier┬áto a couple of my favorite filmmakers making special in-person appearances, Paul Thomas Anderson and Barry Jenkins! I’ve also been…

Films in 2022: January

Well, we’ve made it through the first month of the year. It was a somber start though, with beloved film figures Peter Bogdanovich and Sidney Poitier passing away within the first week. I didn’t get around to actually watching or revisiting some of their films like I normally do after someone’s passing, but fortunately, there…