Thursday, February 15, 2018

An Update, and an Explanation

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, there has been a delay in my march to 2,500 movies. For over a month, I’ve been stalled at #2,486.

Why, with only 14 more films to go, have I been sitting tight for so long? As close as I am, why put it off any longer?

it goes like this….

Since the 3rd week of January, I have been trying to squeeze as many 2017 films in as I can before finally posting my top 10 list for the year (which will be made public the weekend of the Academy Awards). Ever since I started all this in 2010, I have been so deep in the challenge that I haven’t been able to keep up with each year’s new releases. In some cases, I didn’t even compile a yearly Top 10 list until 12-18 months later (It wasn’t until late 2012 that I put the finishing touch on my 2011 list).

Well, I had made a promise to myself months ago that 2017 would be different. Not only would I post my list earlier, but I would also see as many 2017 movies as possible before doing so. As a result, I have been watching 2017 movies non-stop for weeks now (in fact, 2017 will be the first time in 10 years that I’ll be able to post a top 20 list, as well as something I’ve always wanted to do: A top 10 documentaries list), and it’s because of this that I’ve put my challenge on hold.

So, my march to 2,500 (well, with 14 to go, I guess it’ll be more of a short walk than a march) will continue after The Academy Awards on March 4th.

In the meantime, if you’d like to follow my progress as I make my way through all these 2017 films, you can follow me on Letterboxd, where I’m keeping a running list of the titles I’ve seen thus far. You can check that list out here -

Thanks to everyone who has been following my progress over the years, and I’ll see you here again in early March!