As we begin a new year, I like to reflect on my personal movie watching hobby. I am currently in the midst of my 30th year on this earth, and every year I have gotten more excited, educated and enthralled by movies. I am by no means an expert. I would rather call myself an enthusiast. I love the discussion and the dissection. It is all subjective, and everyone’s tastes is different.

That is the biggest lesson I have learned in recent years. Don’t gate keep movie watching. Be passionate. That is totally fine. Just don’t talk down to anyone. I catch myself sometimes. Let’s all just enjoy what movies bring.

Below are all the movies I have seen (thus far) that were released in the year 2022.

They are in alphabetical order.

  • I logged 76 movies on my personal movie list that were released in the year 2022. I logged 82 viewings on Letterboxd.

I watched 292 movies this year. For those counting, that is an average of 0.8 per day. Not too shabby.

Most Watched Directors
David Fincher falls off and Roland Emmerich pops on the list. I am not proud of this. This is bad. This is no bueno.

Highest Rated Directors
Familiar faces from last year, new addition of Jimmy Chin. Rather shocked that Jordan Peele fell off from last year.

Most Watched Stars
I am confused why Jason Statham is not on this list even thought last year I had him with 28 movies, but this year…no? Did credits get taken away?

Highest Rated Stars
Erica McDermott has been in 10 movies according to Letterboxd, and the four I have seen are Manchester By The Sea, CODA, American Hustle and The Fighter. All very good movies.

Letterboxd List Completion
Biggest jump this year for me in the categories is the top 250 horror movies list.

Rating By Release Year
Slow on the uptick in terms of 2022 movies watched, but I guess at least a higher quality.

Most Viewed Crew & Studios
  • Michael Uslan and Jason Blum jump into my producer list this year, knocking out Thomas Toll and Steven Spielberg.
  • Willam Hoy jumps to number two in my editors list. Christopher D. Lozinski also jumps into the top five. Chris Wagner drops to number number four.
  • In cinematography, Bill Pope and Oliver Wood swap spots from last year. Roger Deakins jumps into my top five this year, knocking out Janusz Kaminski.
  • In Production Design, Rick Heinrichs hops into my top five replacing Kevin Thompson.
  • In Art Direction, it is the same as Production Design; Brad Ricker takes the five spot and knocks out Brad Ricker.
  • This category in a row…Thomas Nittmann takes a seat on the bench and is replaced by Doug Spilatro.
  • In composers…I mean poor John Williams. No longer in the top five and replaced by Michael Giacchino.
  • The sound category gets a bit more shake up: Kevin O’Connell and Christopher Assells swap spots. Michael Semanick drops from number four last year to number five, and Ron Bartlett hops into the four spot.
  • Come costumes, Judianna Makovsky stays in the top five, dropping one spot. Ellen Mirojnick gets into my top five at number four.
  • Only swap in the make-up area is Edouard F. Henriques dropping from four to five, and Allan A. Apone moving up a spot.

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