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 Twitter(ish)-sized 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.