When I first set this challenge I simultaneously thought it would be harder and easier. That sounds weird, but please let me explain. I actually thought I would have had a harder time sitting through all the movies. I thought I wouldn't be able to sit through all these movies, or that I wouldn't get enough time to actually see them all. As it turns out, I underestimated my laziness. But what was harder to do was to actually get the urge to put a movie on. I'm usually great at picking a movie to watch. There's always a movie I haven't seen that I really feel like watching or a movie I love that I would kill to watch again. There were multiple times this month where I just didn't know what to put on or I wanted to watch a movie I'd already seen this month I'd want to watch one thing, but the runtime would be too long or I wouldn't have it available or there wasn't enough time and I was running out of days etc. That, to me, was the biggest challenge with this month, something I didn't foresee happening.
So now for the high points in the week. Of course, there were plenty of highlights from the rewatches eg. Jurassic Park, Gremlins, Evil Dead, Up etc. but there were plenty of new classics I discovered. On Christmas Eve I sat down and watched Miracle on 34th Street for the very first time, and what a movie. Entertaining in every sense of the word. Another brilliant piece of cinema was The Aviator, which has now completed my Martin Scorsese filmography. Then there's Oldboy, the 2003 Korean movie. It's a violent, psychologically disturbing and twisted movie, and one of the best foreign films of all time.
So it's now January. I watched an unbelievable amount of movies last year, and I'm glad to have seen most of them. Most. You can find the full list of movies I watched this month here. I hope you all have a happy New Year and I can't wait for the year ahead. And don't worry, I'll be posting my most anticipated for 2015 very shortly. Because yes, I have to do that too. Just like every other goddamn person on this planet.