Year in Review: 2018

January 3, 2019

Movies watched: 

The Room (2003)

Tangerine (2015)

The Post (2018)

To Die For (1995)

Frances Ha (2013)

The Shape of Water (2017)

The Hustler (1961)

A Stupid and Futile Gesture (2018)

Mulan (1998)

Rebecca (1940)

Phantom Thread (2017)

My Fair Lady (1964)

Mother! (2017)

Mary Poppins (1964)

Mistress America (2015)

Midnight Cowboy (1969)

Ladybird (2017)

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969)

Driving Miss Daisy (1989)

Field of Dreams (1989)

Black Panther (2018)

The Foreigner (2017)

Good Time (2017)

It (2017)

Brigsby Bear (2017)

The Lost Boys (1987)

Ready Player One (2018)

Diabolique (1955)

Tron (1982)

Detroit (2017)

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Deadpool 2 (2018)

Infernal Affairs (2002)

Close-Up (1990)

The Fountainhead (1949)

Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)

Legends of the Fall (1994)

Thoroughbreds (2018)

Coco (2017)

The Week Of (2018)

Taxi Driver (1976)

Goldfinger (1965)

Hairspray (1988)

Swing Time (1936)

First Reformed (2018)

Grease (1978)

Go West (1940)

The Big Store (1941)

Bonnie and Clyde (1967)

The Incredibles 2 (2018)

Grey Gardens (1975)

Tommy (1975)

Annihilation (2018)

Unsane (2018)

Spielberg (2017)

Ingrid Goes West (2017)

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Brawl in Cell block 99 (2017)

Isle of Dogs (2018)

You Were Never Really Here (2017)

Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

The Death of Stalin (2018)

All About Eve (1950)

Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

The Rider (2018)

The Florida Project (2017)

The Death of Superman (2018)

BlacKkKlansman (2018)

Tully (2018)

A Star is Born (2018)

Venom (2018)

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (2018)

Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Sorry to Bother You (2018)

The African Queen (1951)

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (2018)

A Quiet Place (2018)

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

Sophie’s Choice (1982)

Shirkers (2018)

Rocky (1976)

Thief (1981)

Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)

In the Heat of the Night (1967)

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)

Roma (2018)


Books read:

Frederick Buechner, “Lion Country”

Warren Zanes, “Petty: the Biography”

Unknown, “The Way of a Pilgrim”

Frederick Buechner, “The Clown in the Belfry: Writings on Faith and Fiction”

G.K. Chesterton, “The Man Who Was Thursday”

Greg Kot, “I’ll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staple Singers and the March Up Freedom’s Highway”

Jack Miles, “God: A Biography”

N.T. Wright, “Paul for Everyone: 1 Corinthians”

Frederick Buechner “The Eyes of the Heart: A Memoir of the Lost and Found”

Bishop Kallistos Ware, “The Orthodox Way”

Hazel Dickens & Bill C. Malone, “Working Girl Blues: The Life and Music of Hazel Dickens”

Saint Thérèse of Lisieux “Poems of Saint Thérèse of Lisieux”, translated by Alan Bancroft

Don DeLillo, “White Noise”

Henry Glassie, Clifford R. Murphy, & Douglas Dowling Peach “Ola Belle Reed and Southern Mountain Music on the Mason-Dixon Line”

Harpo Marx with Rowland Barber, “Harpo Speaks!”

Mary Strong, “Letters of the Scattered Brotherhood”

Jeff Tweedy, “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back)”

N.T. Wright, “Paul for Everyone: 2 Corinthians”


Favorite albums:

Anna & Elizabeth, “The Invisible Comes to Us”

Son Lux, “Brighter Wounds”

Damien Jurado, “The Horizon Just Laughed

David Benjamin Blower, “Hymns for Nomads”

The Innocence Mission, “The Sun on the Square”

John Prine, “The Tree of Forgiveness”

Nathan Salsburg, “Third”

Laura Gibson, “Goners”

Martha Scanlan, “The River and the Light”

Loretta Lynn, “Wouldn’t It Be Great”

Jeff Tweedy, “Warm”