Up until 2020, I had never been an avid movie watcher. During my middle and high school years, I probably went to the movie theater about 30 times total. And, in college between working almost full time and taking a full schedule worth of classes, I never seemed to have the time to go to the theater unless the movie, to me, was special. I had planned that, after graduating and paying off my student loans, I would start to go to the theater once a month. I paid off my student loans in March, 2020. And then everything shut down and theaters are open, now, but I will not be attending until I feel that it’s safe. But, that doesn’t mean that I cannot continue to watch movies.
This past year, I decided to pay more attention to tracking the movies that I watch. And, surprisingly, I gave a one-sentence review to most of them. I also tracked my stats! It was so much fun to see my movie-watching tastes in one spot. I’ve grown quite accustomed to my reading tastes, and I know what I like from a TV show, but have lost track of my movie tastes. I’m hoping that sorting movies out on Letterboxd helps me to find some old favorites, new favorites, some dislikes, and everything in between.
I believe I have actually seen The Princess of Thieves before. I must have been very young, because I do not remember it clearly. I do remember Kiera Knightly shooting an arrow at… something. Could’ve been a man? Could’ve been saving a man? Who knows.
I to this day can’t believe that I haven’t seen some of these movies. I highly anticipated Anna Karenina (2012) but wanted to read the book first. Now, I’m thinking that I will probably just end up watching the movie instead and getting to the book at a later date. I also was on the hype train for both Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) and The Greatest Showman (2017). Why haven’t I seen these movies yet? There’s no way to know.
And now we’re up to the movies that were released in 2019 and 2020. I feel less bad for not watching these, yet. But I do still eagerly want to watch them.
I am cautiously looking forward to Robin’s Wish (2020). Many of Robin Williams’ characters have my heart. This actor’s work is so engrained in my nostalgia that watching a movie about his life is powerfully overwhelming. Upon skimming reviews, I’ve noted that critics and audiences alike both adore this movie, but I think that it’s one that I may have to prepare myself to watch.
So, from looking at this, I’ve noticed that many of my watchlist movies are slanted toward history. Which, I think, is quite interesting. I don’t read many historical-type books, or watch many historical shows, but historical movies have my interest? Strange.
Anyway, what do you think of this list? Do you have one of your own?