It’s TIFF Secret Movie Club day! I won’t know what film it is until I hit “play” and I really love that.

Watching ‎Chantal Akerman’s 1974 film JE, TU, IL, ELLE again on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

I really enjoy my working-from-home routine. After my breakfast of coffee and oatmeal I get dressed and go in to my office, put on a sweater and comfortable shoes and start to work. It feels like Mr. Rogers routine and it’s a nice and positive start to the day.

Time for some of the Lubitsch touch with the 1931 film ‎THE SMILING LIEUTENANT on TCM. 🎥

Finally watching ‎SHIRLEY directed by Josephine Decker on Prime. 🎥

Sad to hear of the passing of Michael Apted. While he directed many great films, the UP series is one of the most remarkable achievements in documentary filmmaking.

Cooling sourdough bread. 🍞

Rustic sourdough loaf cooling on metal rack.

My 10 most watched actors for 2020 were: Agnès Varda, Cary Grant, Juliette Binoche, Chantal Akerman, Keanu Reeves, Cheryl Dunye, Steve Buscemi, Rita Hayworth, Sidney Poitier, and Tilda Swinton.

All of my top 20 watched directors for 2020 were women with the top 10: Agnès Varda, Chantal Akerman, Shirley Clarke, Cheryl Dunye, Claire Denis, Janicza Bravo, Céline Sciamma, Mati Diop, Penny Lane, and Miranda July.

Logged 795 films in 2020 which was an average of 15 films a week.

The list of my top 20 favourite films of 2020.

Happy New Year from Wolfville. Goodbye 2020 and welcome to a new year. 🎉

Watching ‎David Lean’s 1949 film THE PASSIONATE FRIENDS on The Criterion Channel. 🎥

My favourite films 1-10 of 2020: FIRST COW, NOMADLAND, NEVER RARELY SOMETIMES ALWAYS, ANOTHER ROUND, KAJILLIONAIRE, I’M THINKING OF ENDING THINGS, DA 5 BLOODS, BEANPOLE, LET THEM ALL TALK, THE ASSISTANT.

My favourite films 11-20 for 2020: BAIT, FAMILY ROMANCE LLC, NO ORDINARY MAN, UNDINE, DICK JOHNSON IS DEAD, WORLD OF TOMORROW EPISODE 3, LAST AND FIRST MEN, COLLECTIVE, I’M YOUR WOMAN, WHAT DID JACK DO?

Best new-to-me films December 2020: WHITE RIOT, THE ROYAL ROAD, DAVID BYRNE’S AMERICAN UTOPIA, HOW TO BE AT HOME, HERSELF, THE QUEEN’S GAMBIT, WOMAN IN THE MOON, COLLECTIVE.

Made some English Muffin bread in the bread machine from a King Arthur Baking recipe. 🍞

Loaf of bread on wire rack.

Cinnamon bun cooling.

Cinnamon buns on parchment paper.

Watching ‎the 2019 Romanian documentary film COLLECTIVE directed by Alexander Nanau on iTunes. 🎥

Catching up on the 1929 Fritz Lang silent film WOMAN IN THE MOON. 🎥

Lentil shepherds pie for supper.

Shepherds pie cooling in casserole dish.

Watching ‎IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE yet again. 🎥

Watching ‎the 1980 film XANADU for the first time and kind of like the goofy blending of classic musicals and the 80s in a quirky remake of the Rita Hayworth musical DOWN TO EARTH. 🍿

Blasting off into the Criterion Channel’s Afrofuturism program with the 1974 film ‎SPACE IS THE PLACE directed by John Coney. 🎥

Cinnamon bun bread emerging from the bread machine. 🍞

Loaf of bread inside bread machine.