Hey folks! After re-branding the blog and coming back extremely motivated and energized, I’ve decided to stick to some sort of theme or schedule for each month for the foreseeable future in order to keep me on track. The ability to choose themes, directors, and genres to cover has endless possibilities, and will keep me (and hopefully you, too) crossing films off my very, very long watch list. If you have any suggestions, feel free to include them below or message me with them on Facebook or Twitter. I’m completely open to changing up the schedule depending on what people want to see and read, as this is just something of a loose idea at the moment. Without further ado, this is what the next few months of the blog are going to look like:
October 2015 – Doctober: Taking a look at some of the best and most influential documentary filmmakers in history. Spotlights include Penelope Spheeris, Werner Herzog, D.A. Pennebaker, and Alex Gibney. Also featured will be my Top 20 Documentaries of All-Time, coming in four parts.
November 2015 – Noirvember: Covering some of the best and highly regarded films of the noir genre, including Nicholas Ray’s They Live by Night, Robert Aldrich’s Kiss Me Deadly, Orson Welles’ Touch of Evil, Jules Dassin’s Night and the City, and Otto Preminger’s Laura.
December 2015 – John Ford Retrospective: A look at the man himself, the legendary four-time Academy Award winner John Ford. Films I hope to take a look at include The Searchers, The Informer, The Quiet Man, My Darling Clementine, She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, and The Long Voyage Home.
January 2016 – End of the Year: A look back at the 20 best films of 2015, as well as some I may have missed along the way, and my top 10 albums of the year.
February 2016 – Black History Month: Films celebrating and taking a look at all things Black History, including: Steven Spielberg’s Amistad and The Color Purple, The Black Power Mix Tape 1967-1975, Boyz N the Hood, and Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke, Jungle Fever, and Malcolm X.
Thanks to everybody out there reading and for all the support I’ve gotten recently. If you have any suggestions, comments, or criticism, don’t be afraid to reach out!