2020 in Review

There aren’t very many things from 2020 I’d like to remember. That being said, I’ve had one of my more productive years in terms of expanding and diversifying my film knowledge. Whether in the first two months pre-Covid in a crowded theater, alone in my living room, or watching alongside others in a virtual format, here are some of the highlights from my film-watching last year:

In-Person Events: It’s hard to believe that I ever left my house this year but that was what life used to be like at the start of 2020.…

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The Ten Commandments (1923)

It’s not very often that a filmmaker gets to remake his or her own movie. Directors are lucky enough to make two separate movies let only the same movie twice! There are however a few examples of a director looking back to their earlier days to revamp and redo a past project: Abel Gance with J’Accuse (1918 and 1938), Alfred Hitchcock with The Man Who Knew Too Much (1934 and 1955), and Yasujiro Ozu’s with A Story of Floating Weeds (1934) and Floating Weeds (1959) just to name a few.…

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Top Ten 2019 Film Discoveries

As a side project to the blog, I recently recorded a stand-alone top ten podcast episode. In this first episode, I go decade by decade listing my favorite film discoveries from last year. Enjoy! …