Films in 2017: March

March was a very busy month for me at work, but I managed to watch a decent amount of movies while also making sure I got enough sleep. I ended up watching a few documentaries this month on FilmStruck (though they were all entertainment-related), and I hope to continue that trend throughout the rest of…

2017 Blind Spots: Umberto D.

Umberto Domenico Ferrari (Carlo Battisti), an elderly man in Rome, is struggling to maintain a decent standard of living on his dwindling pension. He’s behind on his rent, and his landlady is threatening eviction if he doesn’t pay what he owes at the end of the month. Unable to get the money in time and feeling ill,…

Films in 2016: April

In April I ended up watching more musicals than usual and even started the month off with one that was Oscar-nominated for Best Picture. This was also due in part to Judy Garland being TCM’s Star of the Month, though most of what I saw that I hadn’t seen previously were movies that showcased the…