This is part 1 of a two-part post: the first part being a general wrap up of the films I watched; the second part would be about filmmakers and certain films that I want to cross out of my watchlist this year.
I wrote about romantic comedy leads two years ago, but this year I decided to go with musical talent in movies. This can either be a solo performer or a band that performs a catchy or memorable song in their film. A lot of films could have been contenders, but most of my picks are of the recent past, and they made my mountain because of the songs performed.
One of the challenges I failed at last year was keeping up with my blind spot series list. I think I had abandoned it halfway through the year; I had abandoned a lot halfway through last year. But I am ready to try again, and I'm hoping to get to watch at least half of the list. I do have some sort of guide as to what I wanted to put on my list, so here's to hoping I end up liking most if not all of these films!
One of the lists I try to write every year is my best books list. While I didn't do a whole list last year, I thought I would do one this year considering it's one of my non-film topics that I'm trying to be consistent with. While I didn't hit my reading goal this year, I did enjoy quite a lot of what I read, and instead of writing about every book I loved, I've broken down my honorable mentions into categories, saving my top/favorite books of the year at the end of the post.
I don’t go to the cinema anymore during the last days of December, so in terms of theatrical release I am done. Which means it’s time to start another watch list for the upcoming year, from looking at the commercial offerings down to festival darlings that will be making waves in the next year. For this week’s theme I am going with children’s movies that adults would also watch and enjoy.