My blog has evolved since I started in 2014. It started off as a journal of my quest to see 100 films, all at the theater (I ended up seeing 122). In 2015 I started reading the “100 greatest English language novels of the 20th century” (I’m still working on it). I cut back on my movies, but according to my letterboxd account, still saw 91 films that year, mostly at home. That increased every year, to 131 in 2016, 182 in 2017, and then 214 last year. By necessity, my full write-ups on each movie morphed into a small snippet, often collected into like-minded groupings of 5 films, but I tried to write about most of what I saw.
2019 was a whirlwind for me. I started the year by watching films at a breakneck speed, so I thought I’d give it a go to watch over 365 movies in a year. And these were not re-watches, these are all new-to-me films. To say that aloud blows my mind. I’m not some kid with nothing to do, I work 50+ hours a week, have a family, and a group of friends I hang with somewhat regularly, so cramming that many films into a year is pretty wild. At the end of the day, I blogged about 367 of them, but actually watched 387 according to my letterboxd. Crazy stuff. Oh, and I also managed to read 31 of those books.
After all that, I’m honestly a little burned out, so you might be seeing less of me this coming year, at least for a little while. I’ve got just 6 books left of those 100, and then my list is done. I’ll finish those off, and then get to reading some other stuff that I’ve put off since my last break. I’m going to play some video games again. I’m going to go some weekends and not watch a single movie. I’m sure once some time passes, I’ll get that itch to watch again (I still have lots I want to see!). But as always thanks for taking the time to read my thoughts on all these pictures, new and old.