I watched 23 new movies in June, plus re-watched three others. This was about half the number of new movies as last month. That was probably due to completing three different lists last month, then finishing a fourth this month. After that I took it a little easy.
The list I referred to as completing this month is Roger Ebert’s Great Films. He has a total of about 375, depending on whether you split collective entries out into their components or not. As it turns out, one of those entries – Looney Toons Golden Collection Volume 1 – was partially misleading. Ebert actually wrote about three Warner Brothers shorts – One Froggy Evening, Duck Amuck, and What’s Opera Doc as being designated as “great”. As it turns out, that particular collection only has Duck Amuck on it. I had already seen all three prior to this anyway, so I finished off the four disks of that collection to complete Ebert’s entire list, no matter which way you want to interpret it.
I will probably work on Empire’s 2008 list of the Top 500 Films next. I have 22 of those left to see. Completing this list may present a challenge – the film The Company of Men (1997) is no longer available from Netflix. I could stream it from Amazon for a few bucks, but I’m not so militant about completing this list that I can’t wait until an opportunity to see the movie for free presents itself. If months go by with no other way to see it, though, I may change my mind. If you have a non-torrent alternative to suggest, please do so.