days-of-heaven-3I’m in the final fourth of my research for Top Ten By Year: 1978 (I’ve got about 13 viewings left). With 1992 and 1958 I conducted a poll with all you fellow film lovers, asking what your choices would be. It has been such a success so far, and it’s become the inaugural kick-off for festivities in the Top Ten By Year Project. Next month, be on the lookout for a series of posts that cover 1978; an amazing disco-heavy Movie Music Mix, Favorite Posters of 1978, a What I’ll Remember post, Ten Honorable Mentions, the Top Ten, and to start it all off; the Poll Results.

Order doesn’t factor in for results, but you are more than welcome submit them that way. If you are struggling to come up with ten passionate picks, a single digit submission is equally acceptable. I don’t want 10 for the sake of 10.

Leave your lists in the comments section. Voting is open for the next seven days.

Top Ten By Year: 1978 Progress Update

Greetings and salutations! For most of 2012, 2013, and some of 2014 I was diligent about writing up capsule reviews for every film I watched. I still jot down thoughts about everything I see, but in my old-fashioned paper journal, for my eyes only! So I realize it looks like I’ve dropped off the face of the earth; but I haven’t! I should be looking for a second job but instead I’ve been procrastinating and making lots of progress in my 1978 (re)watchlist. I can tell you that along with 1992, and possibly 1943, this will be the toughest year I’ve tackled re: the culminating list. I’m relishing the offerings of 1978; there’s been a lot to love and I’ve still got a ways to go. If I stopped now and did a top ten based on what I’ve seen and re-seen so far, it’d be a strong group. And I’ve still got to re-watch four films that are basically guaranteed spots.

So here’s my paper watchlist (because there’s nothing more satisfying than physically crossing something off with a pen. I’ve been doing biweekly updates on twitter, instagram, facebook, etc. But not here! Which I realize is silly. So here you go:

IMG_20150206_115410Started: December 14th, 2014
Watchlist: 32/51
Rewatchlist: 6/12