Books, movies, albums, concerts, and television series: Five Sets of Five (with links to further information for the curious).
I saw 21 theatrical films in 2011 — about 10% of the films qualified for the 2011 Oscars. Most of them were disappointments. Here are a handful that I can recommend.
I saw 23 theatrical films in 2008 (9 fewer than 2007 and there were no repeats). Here’s how I stack them up.
I saw 32 theatrical films in 2007 (34 if you count going back for seconds). Here’s how I stack them up.
I saw 26 theatrical films in 2006 (29 if you count going back for seconds). Here’s how I stack them up.
I saw 39 theatrical films in 2005 (40 if you count going back for seconds of Sin City). Most years I try to make a list of 5 films, but this year just 4 stand out right now, with a massive tie for 5th place. Here’s what I came up with:
This past Friday’s Luminous Psyche film was Last Tango in Paris. I thought I had this seen this film a couple of times before, but what I saw Friday night bore little resemblance to the film I remember. (And not merely because the 35mm print arrived too late, forcing us to endure the projection of a DVD. Sigh.)