Hello, everyone, and welcome back to The Friendly Film Fan! I hope and trust that you all have been having a solid 2020 so far, that your vision has improved, and that you’ve seen Leigh Whannell’s wonderfully creative take on The Invisible Man by now because it’s genuinely great.
As I began the process of wrapping up Movies of the Decade Top 10 lists (the decade-spanning ones are coming soon), I came to realize that when it was all over, I wouldn’t have another series for you guys to check back in on at a set, consistent point in time. I also realized that there are a lot of classic films (both domestic and world cinema) that I have not yet seen that would be pretty standard fare for anyone passionate about film and/or looking for a job in the film critic industry, as I am. So, in an attempt to rectify my not having seen these films and catch up on a whole bunch of iconic stuff that I’ve so far missed, I came up with the thought of doing a once monthly special series which I would be able to carry well into the far future, thus always having a movie to recommend (or not) and always having content to post on this blog for you all to read. And it was this concept that led me to the perfect option: Classic Movie Mondays.
Here’s how Classic Movie Mondays is going to work: on Sunday I will select a classic film I have never seen before, watch it in full for the first time, and write a piece on it, which is to be published the on the very first Monday of the month in question (if the month starts on a Monday, I will simply watch it the last Sunday of the previous month). Most of these pieces will not be taking the form of my regular movie reviews (a few might, but it won’t be common), but instead focus on one idea, concept, or observance regarding the film in question and attempt to grapple with or explore that using whatever approach feels the most effective. There might be some small bumps along the way, and truth be told, I’m hardly this industry’s foremost expert on a lot of things concerning movies, but I will attempt to do what I can to help us all expand our cinematic palettes in a manner that is both beneficial and inviting. I don’t own a lot of classic films, so some will be harder to find, but I am incredibly excited to share this with all of you, and I hope that you’re excited to come on this journey with me.
Classic Movie Mondays begins on March 2nd!
Thanks for reading!
- The Friendly Film Fan
Film critic in my free time. Film enthusiast in my down time. Writer for Bitesize Breakdown.