Sept. 8, The Professor: Tai Chi’s Journey to the West
Sept. 11, Thor: Love and Thunder
Sept. 15, Avengers: Infinity War†
Oct. 14, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines†
Oct. 15, A Touch of Sin (2013)
Oct. 18, Werewolf By Night
Oct. 18, Kung-Fu Panda
Oct. 30, Black Adam
Nov. 21, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Nov. 23, Black Panther†
Dec. 17, Casino Royale†
Dec. 23, Quantum of Solace†
Dec. 24, Strange Worlds
Dec. 25, Jurassic Park†
Dec. 25, Death on the Nile
Dec. 26, Skyfall†
Dec. 29, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
† denotes a re-watch
55 movies finished last year, down from 81 in 12021; 21 of these were re-viewings (not counted—any number of children’s films I could recite from memory in their entirety). Percentage of rewatches is down slightly, though, from 43% to 38%.
I’ll have to do a better job of veering towards unforgettable, for either good or bad reasons.
Do I think I did better at this? Not really! Am I ok with that? Yes! I’m not really in a space to push myself with my limited viewing time, but that’s just the situation for now, and not forever.
For instance, Venom: Let There Be Carnage will be memorable because it was the first movie I watched while holding my newborn son, a scant three days old. I started A Touch of Sin on paternity
leave, but didn’t finish it for months; certainly, a lot of the impact was lost with that break. And as far as impact is concerned, The Green Knight probably had the most emotional jolt, but I found
even that wore off after a few days. Regression to the mean is a powerful force that may not be as impacted by events as much as we think, but by the consistent application of force that may flow
from those events.