Tuesday, January 01, 2019

New Year memo

Happy new year to all. Thanks as always for being part of this brave experiment. I start these annual messages with the intention to say something uniquely insightful, or at least witty, but soon retire behind small talk about the weather, scheduling plans for the coming year, and an odd list of movies. This year will be no different. It's been too rainy and wet so far and looks like it's going to be that kind of winter. I might blog a little less in the coming year—sometimes I feel my stamina flagging—but the general approach will remain Sundays for books, Mondays for newer movies, Thursdays for stories, Fridays for older movies, and Saturdays for albums. All best to everyone in the coming year!

Here are 20 great movies I saw in 2018:

1. I, Tonya (2017)
2. Lean on Pete (2017)
3. Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)
4. Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018)
5. First Reformed (2017)
6. Faces Places (2017)
7. Eighth Grade (2018)
8. RBG (2018)
9. Venom (2018)
10. Why We Fight (1942-1944)
11. Courage of Lassie (1946)
12. The Last House on the Left (2009)
13. It Follows (2014)
14. Morning for the Osone Family (1946)
15. This Happy Breed (1944)
16. Johnny in the Clouds (The Way to the Stars) (1945)
17. A Hen in the Wind (1948)
18. From This Day Forward (1946)
19. To Each His Own (1946)
20. The Corn Is Green (1945)


  1. I guess my recommendations for easily-accessible 2018 films would be the Elvis documentary The King and Jonah Hill's Mid90s. I'd never heard of Lean on Pete--looks good. Happy New Year.

  2. Thanks Phil. Happy New Year! Look forward to Mid90s, sorry I missed it when it was around.