What I Watched This Month — May 2021

Although my viewings have dwindled a big, have no fear it’s about to pick up real soon (I’m covering both the Tribeca Film Festival and AFI Doc within the next couple of weeks)! But lets take a quick look at what I watch last month — May 2021.


The Courier — your typical Cold War spy fare, nothing too groundbreaking…Surprisingly, I really enjoyed Dr. Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets — I was real skeptical going in but I’m a fan of Taylor Russell‘s work so I gave it a shot…I fell into the hype of Army of the Dead (and I’m a huge fan of Matthias Schweighöfer) — but this wasn’t it for me…The Woman in the Window either…Far East Deep South on the other hand piqued my interest — the seldom-told history of the Asian population of the Deep South but couched in one family’s quest to learn their family history — count me in…a story of the rise of Fascism and Hitler during WWII that could also play out today + it stars Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, Robert Young, a young Robert Stack AND the “Wizard of Oz” himself Frank Morgan — a must watch…Dante’s Peak — an oldie but a goodie and the grandma still makes me mad every time…Rampage was ridiculous — but kinda fun…Unhinged was just that — and I regret watching it…Riders of Justice was so good (check out my review over at WLE)…as well as Oxygen…watched Faceless and Generation Utøya as part of Hoc Docs and I highly recommend both!

I always enjoy Dick Powell films and Christmas in July is his typical (non-film noir) fare…Arbitrage — love a good Richard Gere thriller…Mortal Kombat — I’m not mad at it, I knew what it was going to be going in and thus enjoyed it…Dead Pigs was really good — quirky, but good…Midnight (1939) was a lot of fun…Landlock follows in the vein of a lot of road-trip, trans parent reconciliation films I’ve been seeing recently…African Violent was subtle yet moving…I had a blast watching The Mitchells vs. The Machine — would definitely watch it again…Tenant — 🥴…have you ever watched a documentary about someone and thought, “damn, I’m really not doing enough with my life, I’m slacking”??! That’s how I felt watching Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go For It — learned a lot and she’s definitely #lifegoals.

What did you watch last month???