It was a good year for movies…. I’m not sure if the excitement of Barbenheimer will be reproduced again, or have any longer-lasting effects on the theater-going public, but I saw a bunch of really good movies (and there are some very well-regarded ones I haven’t had the chance to see yet!)
While my numbers are similar to 2022, we travelled quite a bit this year, so I’m actually a little surprised they are as high as they were. This can mostly be attributed to the film club returning to semi-normal combined with being able to attend most of the Fall Focus this year.
If you are interested in the technical guts of these graphs, look here.
The graphs, as well as the list itself, are behind the jump below…
- Total # of movies:
- Total # of features:
- Total # of shorts:
In 2021, I saw 13 movies in a theatre, in 2022 I saw 39. In 2023, I saw 77! Even omitting the shorts, that is pre-pandemic levels for me, for sure!
My ratio of first to repeat viewings continues to creep up, with 83% of the movies I saw this year being first timers.
The genre breakdown is pretty typical, for me
A very typical distribution, with the April/May IFF spike…
That’s it for the graphs, below is the raw list of movies. If you hover your mouse over the title of a film you should get a brief review from me in the tooltip. (Titles in italics are repeat viewings.)