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52 Films by Women 2020

64 films

Posting at 52 features and one short

I like this challenge because it asks you to bring a new intentionality…

  • Yentl
  • Cat People
  • Candyman
  • So Pretty
  • Losing Ground

20 Best new-to-me movies in 2020

24 films

Murder to get this down to 20, so I did not do that.

Halfway through the year I gave up…

  • The Thing About Harry
  • The Photograph
  • Gemini Man
  • Sorry Angel
  • Portrait of a Lady on Fire
  • The Farewell
  • End of the Century

Best of 2019

23 films

All the 2019 movies I liked better than or equal to Detective Pikachu

  • Love & Basketball
  • A Colt Is My Passport
  • Looking for Langston
  • Not Wanted
  • Single White Female

Best of New to Me 2019

24 films

The best movies I saw this year that weren't released in 2019 or 2018. A few observations:

- Recency bias:

  • The Farewell
  • Tammy and the T-Rex
  • Demon Wind
  • Mary Jane's Not a Virgin Anymore
  • The Lake House

Best of letterboxd 2019

12 films

Paddington 3 may never arrive, but the spirit of Paddington 2 lives on

An objectively correct roundup of some of…

  • Asako I & II
  • Dead Ringer
  • Morvern Callar
  • On the Beach at Night Alone
  • Brief Encounter

Best breakup movies

21 films

It's not so much that breaking up is hard to do as it is hard to do originally.

I don't…

  • End of the Century
  • Moonlight
  • Call Me by Your Name
  • Looking: The Movie
  • Sorry Angel

Gay movies only have one song

9 films

On the occasion of End of the Century, I'm moved to catalog how gay movies only get to have one…

  • Greta
  • Second Act
  • The Art of Self-Defense
  • The Sorcerer's Apprentice

does this take place before 9/11?

4 films

curation ongoing

  • Nine 1/2 Weeks
  • Cape Fear
  • Body of Evidence
  • Don't Look Now
  • The Wicker Man

Cleveland Houseboat Film Festival

8 films

1) does it take place, in whole or in part, on a houseboat 2) do they fuck on that houseboat

  • Strangers on a Train
  • A Very Natural Thing
  • Love, Simon

Carnival rites

3 films

Cinema has long acknowledged merry go rounds and ferris wheels as the primary battleground for gay rights, articulating that gay…

  • The Bling Ring
  • The Portrait of a Lady
  • Desperately Seeking Susan
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Bound

52 films by women, 2019

52 films

Entered December where I should have exited September, so this was a (very pleasant) sprint at the end.

Last year,…