Make A Resolution You Can Keep: Cinematic Resolution Ideas For Film Fans

Sabienna Bowman

Sabienna is a freelance writer, pop culture junkie and unabashed fangirl. She blames an early exposure to The X-Files and the Must See TV era of NBC for her twin life-long loves of sci-fi and sitcoms. She's not sure where her all-consuming love for all things British came from, but it led her to Doctor Who so she doesn't complain.

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  • http://www.tvequals.com/ Sandrine Sahakians

    Awesome article Sabienna. I haven’t really made any cinematic resolutions this year although I have been thinking about it. That said I have in previous years done a few of the explorations you mentioned.

    I actually decided to watch Star Wars sometimes in the last 5 years I think because I hadn’t seen it either in full. Although I had seen the 3 newest ones.

    Last year, I went around watching most of the nominated films before the Oscars because I wanted to have seen all of them for once and it was a lot of fun. And I am planning to do the same this year.

    I’ve been doing Actor Career Tour for a really long time. I think it was probably as soon as I started getting into movies a lot. I have discovered so many good films that way.
    And I have to mention The Vicious Kind, because even though I didn’t see it while doing a Career Tour, I totally fell in love with it and was really surprised it hadn’t gotten more exposure. So good!! Oh and Adam Scott is amazing in it.

    Finally, in terms of things I’ll hate, well I pretty much watch anything except for horror films and that’s not about not liking them (I used to watch them when I was younger) but it’s about them freaking me out too much. So for my sanity I always skip them. But I’ve always found that being open to everything can surprise you.

    Ok that was really long. But now that you know about me, what is your 2013 Cinematic Resolution?

    • Sabienna B.

      Thanks, Sandie!

      I’m glad I’m not the only Star Wars late bloomer. I think rectifying my Star Wars pop culture gap is my number one cinematic resolution for the year, but I’d also like to finish up the AFI list. I know the concept is kind of arbitrary, but I’m only missing about five of them, so the completest in me wants to be able to say I’ve seen them all.

      Actor Career Tours are so much fun! You’re so right about The Vicious Kind. Scott was brilliant in that film, I wasn’t crazy about it the first time I watched it because it was so jarring to see him in such a dark role, but my second viewing sold me on it. I’ve found it’s one of those films that sticks with you.

      I think the only genre I absolutely refuse to watch anything in is the torture porn genre. I just can’t do it, but I try to stay open to other things that I suspect I won’t enjoy because I’ve proven myself wrong many, many times now.