So I’ve decided to watch one movie per year since I was born, as picked from the ‘best of’ lists compiled by the imdb user g_monte. Conceptual!
Those lists first came to my attention when I was checking out the imdb entry for the Marguerite Duras film Baxter Vera Baxter. He’s got it on his “best of” list for 1977, so I thought “hey, cool beans”, and started reading his other lists. His (or her) taste in movies intersect with mine to a large degree, but the films on his lists are more arty and serious than I’d naturally gravitate towards, so it seemed like an opportunity to expand my viewing in a random way.
I haven’t slavishly picked the most highly rated films per year, because I’ve seen a lot of the films that are listed, and others are impossible to get on DVD or Bluray. But they’re mostly from g_monte’s top 10s or 20s.
But you gotta have two concepts going at once, so I’m also going to drink at least one bottle of beer per film. And those bottles will be beer that I’ve never tasted before.
The number of beers available in Oslo now is kinda staggering. Ten years ago, there was a massive increase in the number of microbrewery beers available, and then the number seemed to be pretty constant. But then, last year-ish, there was another explosion, and nicer grocery stores seem to have several hundred different beers. Or something. I’m bad at counting.
So I’m going to buy all the ones that I haven’t had before (or I think I haven’t had before; who can really tell? (and some beer-adjacent stuff)) and rate them all.
Films! And beer!