Year in Review: 2020

January 1, 2021

Movies watched

Little Women (2019)

To all the Boys I’ve Loved Before (2018)

The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1977)

The Gold Rush (1925)

Jo Jo Rabbit (2019)

John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (2019)

Gallipoli (1981)

The Sound of Music (1965)

The Apartment (1960)

The Piano (1994)

Sonic the Hedgehog (2020)

MASH (1970)

12 Angry Men (1957)

Sunrise (1927)

Gaslight (1944)

Ready or Not (2019)

Sullivan’s Travels (1942)

Preston Sturges: the Rise and Fall of an American Dreamer (1990)

I Lost My Body (2019)

The Bling Ring (2013)

Young Adult (2011)

Safe (1995)

Intolerance (1916)

Easy Rider (1969)

Cabaret (1972)

Goodfellas (1990)

The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957)

The Last Picture Show (1971)

Working Girl (1988)

Contagion (2011)

Bad Education (2020)

Thelma & Louise (1991)

Mavis! (2015)

Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942)

A Streetcar Named Desire (1951)

Election (1999)

Coming to America (1988)

The Disaster Artist (2017)

Clueless (1995)

It Happened One Night (1934)

Shane (1953)

Castle in the Sky (1986)

The Haunting (1963)

Modern Times

Greenberg (2010)

Shazam! (2019)

The Meg (2018)

A Star is Born (1954)

Citizen Kane (1941)

Da Five Bloods (2020)

The Invisible Man (2020)

Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (2020)

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga (2020)

A Hidden Life (2020)

Casablanca (1943)

The Money Pit (1986)

Palm Springs (2020)

Men in Black: International (2019)

Shirley (2020)

Big (1988)

The Assistant (2019)

I, Tonya (2017)

Panic in the Streets (1950)

Hot Rod (2007)

Night of the Hunter (1955)

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (1939)

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)

Lord of the Flies (1963)

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

In the Mood for Love (2001)

Swallow (2019)

Stand and Deliver (1988)

The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (2018)

Almost Famous (2000)

The 400 Blows (1959)

Mean Girls (2004)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

How to Build a Girl (2020)

I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020)

Dogtooth (2010)

Dick Johnson is Dead (2020)

First Cow (2019)

The King of Staten Island (2020)

Frankenstein (1931)

Hubie Halloween (2020)

F is For Fake (1975)

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm: Delivery of Prodigious Bribe to American Regime for Make Benefit Once Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2020)

True Stories (1986)

Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The Fall (2007)

Tokyo Story (1972)

Guess Who’s coming to Dinner (1967)

Terminator: Dark Fate (2019)

Mank (2020)

The Farewell (2019)

The Secret of Roan Inish (1994)

Certain Women (2016)

Buck Privates (1941)

The Exterminating Angel (1963)

Old Joy (2006)

March of the Wooden Soldiers (1934)

Books Read

John Swartzwelder, “The Time Machine Did It”

Kate Fagan, “What Made Maddy Run”

John Szwed, “Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World”

Richard Beck, “Trains, Jesus, and Murder: The Gospel According to Johnny Cash”

Jean Ritchie, “Singing Family of the Cumberlands”

NT Wright, “Paul for Everyone: The Prison Letters”

Frederick Buechner, “Telling the Truth: The Gospel as Tragedy, Comedy, and Fairy Tale”

John Green, “Turtles All the Way Down”

Joy Kogawa, “Obasan”

Graham Greene, “The End of the Affair”

Jean Janzen, Yorifumi Yaguchi & David Waltner-Toews, “Three Mennonite Poets”

Gayle F. Wald, “Shout, Sister, Shout!: The Untold Story of Rock-And-Roll Trailblazer Sister Rosetta Tharpe”

Henry C. Hagloch, “The History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio to 1956”

Nathaniel Philbrick, “Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution”

Tony Tost, “American Recordings”

Eugene H. Peterson, “The Pastor: A Memoir”

Wanda Jackson, “Every Night Is Saturday Night”

Marilynne Robinson, “Housekeeping”

Henry Louis Gates Jr., “Colored People”

NT Wright, “Hebrews for Everyone”

Kenneth Grahame, “The Reluctant Dragon”

Rowan Williams, “Being Christian: Baptism, Eucharist, Prayer”

Elizabeth Catte, “What You Are Getting Wrong About Appalachia”

Angie Thomas, “The Hate U Give”

Favorite albums

Brother Theotis Taylor by Brother Theotis Taylor

See You Tomorrow by the innocence mission

I Imagined a Window by Cody and the Prisoners

107 by Matt Kurtz

Shore by Fleet Foxes

Trouble by Reverend John Wilkins

Heart’s Ease by Shirley Collins

Landwerk by Nathan Salsburg

Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton by Doc Watson and Gaither Carlton

Apocalyptic Lockdown Blues by David Benjamin Blower

Songs of Yearning by the Revolutionary Army of the Infant Jesus

The Golden Age by Anya Van Rose

Aporia by Sufjan Stevens and Lowell Brams

Reunions by Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit

The Baladeer by Lori McKenna

Wildflowers & All the Rest by Tom Petty