As regular readers know, I keep a list of all of the movies I see each year. Breaking a trend, I saw fewer features (146) than I had in the previous year (160). I don’t really have any insight into this other than a strong suspicion that ~160 isn’t terribly sustainable for me.
I never actually got around to writing my “Best Of” 2012 post… As you may remember, I decided to stop waiting until the Oscars and instead just judge the movies I saw in the calendar year. I may be backtracking on this for 2013. I haven’t made up my mind yet.
This year, You’ll see some pretty graphs that I spent entirely too much time on. If you are interested in the technical guts of these graphs, look here. Luckily, all of the time I spent on writing the code for this year will make posting these graphs in the future a no-brainer. (I might even go back and spruce up the past few years with the new graphs).
The graphs, as well as the list itself, are behind the jump below.
- Total # of movies:
- Total # of features:
- Total # of shorts:
A pretty large drop in the percentage of movies I saw in a theatre in 2013, down from 47% last year. Part of this is having a number of social obligations that kept me away from the SNFC, but some blame probably also lies at the foot of the ever-souring (mainstream) theatre experience. The indie theatres in Boston are still wonderful, but the skyrocketing price and cruddy service/experience at the mainstream theatres is disappointing.
The graph below is new for 2013, though I’ve been tracking this data for a few years now. You can use the button below the graph to omit the “Home” category if you are strictly interested in the breakdown of actual movie theatres.
20-25% repeat viewings seems pretty standard over the past few years. This number probably wasn’t helped by the several times I saw The Act of Killing, which is one of the best documentaries ever made.
No surprise that after an atypical lull in the number of documentaries I saw last year that the number rose in 2013.
Second year with a spike in viewings in February. For it being such a short month, the fact that it competes with IFFBoston in April is impressive. I have no idea what happened in September… I averaged ~13 films a month this year.
That’s it for the graphs, below is the raw list of movies. As an added bonus, this year if you hover your mouse over the title of a film you should get a brief review from me in the tooltip.