Films in 2021: December

And just like that, a new year is upon us. The last month of 2021 flew by for me, mostly because I was dealing with my big move to Los Angeles in the first couple of weeks and then getting adjusted to my new job. So my movie-watching went down a little because of all…

Films in 2021: November

November was another whirlwind month for me. As I do every year, I watched a bunch of noir films for Noirvember (which I’ve listed on my Letterboxd here). I didn’t get around to watching as many new-to-me noirs as I would’ve liked, especially from the classic era, but overall I enjoyed what I watched and…

Films in 2021: October

It’s officially the best month of the year, November, aka Noirvember! Before I do my annual deep dive into film noir, let’s do a quick recap of October, which ended up being quite an eventful month. As I mentioned in last month’s post, I kicked off October with my in-person return to the New York…

Films in 2021: September

Happy October! I’m kicking off the month by spending the next ten days in New York City, primarily for the New York Film Festival; I’m so excited to be back at this great event and to see some of my most highly-anticipated movies of the year. With that said, this will be another short wrap-up…

Films in 2021: August

Hello September! It’s almost hard to believe summer is winding down now, but the good news is my favorite season is just around the corner. As usual, I watched plenty of movies in August, and much of this past month’s viewings came from TCM’s Summer Under the Stars (I still have some catching up to…

Films in 2021: July

Compared to last month, July was an especially big movie-watching month. I ended up watching more than a dozen Elvis Presley movies because he was TCM’s Star of the Month, and I’ve always been curious to see more of his films (I’d only seen five of them before this July tribute). Unfortunately, most of them…

Films in 2021: June

June was actually a lighter movie-watching month for me, compared at least to the usual high count I’ve had recently. That’s partly due to me dedicating a couple of weeks to finally finishing the last couple of seasons of Columbo (though I still watched a couple of films in between episodes)! I’ll probably pick up…

Films in 2021: May

Hello June! It’s looking to be a promising summer ahead, especially on the film front with some long-awaited releases finally hitting theaters soon. I did finally go to the theater last month, twice in fact! My first venture to the big screen in 15 months was at the local arthouse theater, where I saw a…

Films in 2021: April

Happy May! It’s sure to be a promising month ahead, with the virtual TCMFF coming up next weekend and soon after when I’ll probably be making my first trip back to a movie theater in more than a year! I just got my second vaccine dose on Thursday, so in just a couple of weeks,…

The 93rd Academy Awards: My Picks and Predictions

Oscar Sunday is finally here! Though we spent much less time seeing movies in theaters in 2020, there were still plenty of good movies that came out over the past year that we had access to at home more than ever before, from screenings at virtual film festivals to premiering on streaming services. And with…