Year in Review: 2019

December 26, 2019

Movies watched:

Game Night 2018

Sunset Boulevard 1950

Free Solo (2018)

Glass (2019)

Christopher Robin (2018)

Frye: The Greatest Party that Never Happened (2019)

When Harry Met Sally (1989)

The Notebook (2004)

The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

A Night at the Opera (1935)

Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton (2017)

Dangerous Edge: A Life of Graham Greene (2013)

A Bucket of Blood (1959)

Eighth Grade (2018)

Power of Grayskull: The Definitive History of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (2017)

Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)

Captain Marvel (2019)

High Flying Bird (2019)

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1938)

Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018)

The Old Man & the Gun (2018)

City Lights (1931)

Total Recall (1990)

West Side Story (1961)

Us (2019)

Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop (2011)

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)

All the Presidents Men (1976)

Tootsie (1982)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

The American President (1995)

The Sisters Brothers (2018)

John Wick: Chapter 3 -Parabellum (2019)

I Am Big Bird (2015)

To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)

Batman vs. Two-Face (2017)

Chinatown (1974)

Vertigo (1958)

Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (2019)

Gone with the Wind (1940)

First Man (2018)

Apollo 11 (2019)

Anima (2019)

Toy Story 4 (2019)

Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019)

The Graduate (1967)

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

The Muppet Movie (1979)

On the Basis of Sex (2018)

The Great Muppet Caper (1981)

Do the Right Thing (1989)

Pulp Fiction (1994)

Velvet Goldmine (1998)

The Muppets Take Manhattan (1984)

The Muppet Christmas Carol (1992)

Once Upon a Time…in Hollywood (2019)

Ida (2013)

Network (1976)

Long Shot (2019)

The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Shampoo (1975)

Harlan County U.S.A. (1977)

American Factory (2019)

The Art of Self-Defense (2019)

Clue (1985)

The Philadelphia Story (1940)

North by Northwest (1959)

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Spartacus (1960)

American Graffiti (1973)

The Godfather (1972)

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019)

Ad Astra (2019)

The Godfather: Part II (1974)

On the Waterfront (1954)

Casino (1995)

El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019)

Rear Window (1954)

Joker (2019)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1947)

Annie Hall (1977)

The Host (2006)

Raging Bull (1980)

The Grapes of Wrath (1940)

Knives Out (2019)

The Producers (1967)

The Irishman (2019)

Paresite (2019)

Marriage Story (2019)

The Dead Don’t Die (2019)

Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)

Brick (2006)

Star Wars: the Rise of Skywalker (2019)


Books read:

Frederick Buechner, “Open Heart”

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, “The Cost of Discipleship”

George Saunders, “Lincoln in the Bardo”

H.P. Lohrman and Ralph H. Romig, “Valley of the Tuscarawas: A History of Tuscarawas County”

Graham Greene, “The Quiet American”

Bob Odenkirk, “A Load of Hooey”

Edwina Gately, “In God’s Womb: A Spiritual Memoir”

N.T. Wright, “Paul for Everyone: Galatians and Thessalonians”

Waylon Jennings and Lenny Kaye, “Waylon: An Autobiography”

Thomas John Carlisle “You! Jonah!”

Graham Greene, “The Heart of the Matter”

Brian Jay Jones, “Jim Henson: The Biography”

Donna Bowman, “The Homebrewed Christianity Guide to Being Human: Becoming the Best Bag of Bones You Can Be”

Phyllis Tickle, “The Great Emergence”

Walker Percy “The Moviegoer”

Frederick Buechner, “The Yellow Leaves: a Miscellany”

Ron Hansesn, “Mariette in Ecstasy”

Molly Hand (editor), “Women’s Writings on Christian Spirituality”

David Benjamin Blower, “Kingdom Vs. Empire


Favorite albums:

Buddy & Julie Miller, “Breakdown on 20th Ave. South”

Damien Jurado, “In the Shape of a Storm”

David Benjamin Blower, “We Really Existed and We Really Did This”

Dori Freeman, “Every Single Star”

Joan Shelley, “Like the River Loves the Sea”

The National, “I Am Easy to Find”

Wilco, “Ode to Joy”