I’ve been keeping a movie journal for years now, but a few years ago, a great new site called Letterboxd came on the scene, and it allowed for a more organized way to create an online journal of your viewing habits. I think it’s a must for any film fan, and a great way to keep tabs on what you watch and to see what other people are watching.
Additionally, keeping a movie journal made me want to put together a collage of every single film I saw. Since Letterboxd was keeping a record, all I had to do was pull an image from the movie, create a collage in my favorite image editor, and a few hours later, I had a pretty decent way of seeing my entire year in cinema.
Overall, I’m pretty pleased with it. As always, I wish I saw more movies (I had 282 screenings but I’m not sure how many separate films I saw because some films I saw more than once; I estimate I saw about 270 separate films this year), and this year in particular, I came up short when it came to seeing older pictures and foreign flicks. Nevertheless, I feel pretty glad I saw all of these movies, and I hope that I tackle even more in the year to come (as I mentioned in my Top 10 list, I hope to finally see every single Spielberg and Scorsese film).