Films viewed in 2011

About Film 500

The game is simple. I’m gunning to see 500 films in one year. New ones, old ones, and anything I’ve never seen before that is reasonably worth sitting through . Then I’ll write a short capsule review of each to prove to myself I was paying attention.

Why 500?

I’m a filmmaker, film major, film educator and film enthusiast. Out of curiosity, I tracked my viewing habits in 2010. The final tally was an underwhelming 135. Sure, I caught up on a ton of great TV shows, but this year I’m refocusing on features films. That’s it. I have a life, a wife, and a boat load of personal projects, but this seems like both a reasonable and enjoyable allocation of my downtime.

I’m also halfway through the year and ALMOST on pace. So I’ll be playing catch up for a while. Feel free to pipe in at anytime.

Bon cinema!

  1. My goal was 300 for 2012 and I’m blown away that you’ve already got nearly 500 under your belt for the year. Great stuff!

    • Yeah, I’m just catching up on the actual reviews, but I hit 500 on the nose on December 31st, 2011 – had to watch two films that day to get ‘er done! It’s a cool thing to say I did, and I’m glad I did it, but I don’t think I could ever repeat! My annual average is about 1/4 of that, and this year even that feels like a lot…

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