Well folks it's that quasi-magical time - time to add up the movies we've watched this year! But half! We keep track of everything right here, and what would be the point if we didn't get obsessive with the data? As usual, it really felt like I was doing better. But here we go.
We're at a straight 100 films so far. Now, that's well ahead of last year's 93 at the mid-point, but...I really did think I was on a better pace. I hit 200 on the dot in 2019, but the past two years have been around around 180. But the high point is still 249 from 2018. I didn't really think I was on that kind of pace, but I thought maybe closer. 100 is good for halfway, it's way more into that range.
However, I'm at 72 new films, which is waaay better than I've ever been. Pretty pumped about that.
My total streaming percentage is also 81%, which is gnarly. Again, the most I've ever been is 74% last year.
Yeah, let 2022 be the year that I discovered Sean Baker. Anyway, as always I'm really curious to see how my tastes and memory might shift as we reach the next six months. And jeez, as I'm looking at it, during my 52 for '22 escapade, is The Square and The Mighty Quinn the best I'm getting out of it? I mean, those movies rule, but dang. What a stupid exercise. But that's what it's about, right - just watching films even if they end up terrible just so we KNOW they're terrible.