Gil Desmarais

Picking and watching movies alphabetically

The question What do we watch? is a tough one to answer. We decided to break out of our self-established, comfortable, filter bubble and started watching movies alphabetically.

Moving out of the filter bubble has been a good experience:

We started on 15th February 2020 and made it through the alphabet by end of March 2020. That’s a pace of 267 = 3.714285714 movies per week.

Movies are a form of art. Let’s keep it alive and diverse by watching movies which aren’t edited to drive business metrics to new heights.

Ad Astra
3.0 / 5 stars
Beach Bum
2.5 / 5 stars
Crawl
0.5 / 5 stars
Death Race 2050
1.0 / 5 stars
Escape from Alcatraz
3.0 / 5 stars
Fitzcarraldo
3.5 / 5 stars
Gisaengchung (aka Parasite)
2.5 / 5 stars
Hidden Figures
3.0 / 5 stars
It's All Gone Pete Tong
2.0 / 5 stars
Judgement at Nuremberg
4.0 / 5 stars

Recommendation

Knockin' on Heaven's Door
3.0 / 5 stars
L.A. Story
2.0 / 5 stars
Moon
2.5 / 5 stars
Nothing But the Truth
2.5 / 5 stars
Once upon a time in America
2.5 / 5 stars
Paths of Glory
3.0 / 5 stars
Quadrophenia
2.5 / 5 stars
Rocco
2.5 / 5 stars
Star Wars: Episode IX - Rise of Skywalker
3.0 / 5 stars
Trance 2013
3.0 / 5 stars
Upgrade
2.5 / 5 stars
Vanilla Sky
2.5 / 5 stars
Watership Down
1.0 / 5 stars
Young People Fucking
2.0 / 5 stars
Zoku Shinya shokudô
3.0 / 5 stars

I’m in for a repetition.

  1. We’re not into superhero movies. I’m d’accord with this opinion: Martin Scorsese: I Said Marvel Movies Aren’t Cinema. Let Me Explain., The New York Times, 4th November 2019