Film 101: A Year of Film
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I said I'd review more, and that it'd be movies. And so it begins!
The project: Watch a hundred and one films in 2014.
The rules: They have to be films I’ve never seen before or films that I’ve only seen once, and not in at least fifteen years. (Like, I haven't seen Taxi Driver or Apocalypse Now since the mid-90s, and I'd like to watch them again.)
The format: This will evolve as I go along, but here's what I've been doing so far:
- Viewing format and location
- Whether I've seen it before (if yes, why I'm revisiting it.)
- Hookers, victims & doormats: Anyone familiar with my Monsters & Mullets reviews knows that I get a little pissy about how women are represented in fantasy and SF films. This project represents a marvelous opportunity for me to get really mad about the widespread mis-, under- and otherwise problematic representations of women in film overall.
I have wide-ranging taste in cinema, and there's a lot I'm looking forward to educating myself in, so this should be a fairly chaotic journey though a hundred years of film. See you on the other side!