Photo: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
On October 9 last year, I saw my 50th movie of 2013. On the same date this year, interestingly enough, I watched my 100th movie of 2014.
Seeing twice as many movies as I normally have by this time of year has given me a broader view of cinema in 2014, having seen more of the year’s best and worst than I normally do before the end-of-the-year lists begin rolling out. There have been a couple masterpieces already, as well as a few completely worthless bombs, with many average movies in between.
Photo: Warner Bros.
Every year, I generally see a little over a hundred movies. I usually hit “50” sometime around autumn, as I watch two movies every three weeks or so for most of the year (before ramping up the frequency around awards season, when I catch up on any acclaimed movies I missed as well as Oscar hopefuls).
Yesterday, I saw my fiftieth movie of 2013. Since my “Best of the Year” lists always look remarkably different when they’re finished than they do around their ultimate halfway point, it’s always interesting to stop and take stock of the year so far. This year, I’m sharing that, by revealing my ranked order of the 2013 movies I’ve seen so far.