The 300 Week 44: Playing Catch Up with Venom, Mid90s, The Long Dumb Road, and Some Non-Recent Releases

November 07, 2018 2 min read

Hey there, fellow travelers, and welcome back to The 300, a long, dumb feature on my attempt to watch 300 movies in theaters in the year 2018. I’ll be watching new releases, classics, hidden gems, and festival films to experience the wide world of cinema in all its forms. With so much moviegoing variety, I hope there’s something here for you to enjoy.

As always, there are three rules for The 300:

  • The movie must be at least 40 minutes long, meeting the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ definition of a feature film.
  • I must watch the movie at a movie theater, screening room, or outdoor screening venue.
  • While I can watch movies I’ve seen before 2018, I cannot count repeated viewings of the same film in 2018 multiple times.

Closing in on the big 300 as I catch up with a few new releases from October, including a new movie getting released this week. I also became an adult Brooklynite and got a membership to BAM. Their film and theater programming is great all year round, and I have been meaning to do this for a while. I won’t be seeing as many movies in theaters next year, but this experience has renewed my love for seeing things on the big screen.

Oddly, this renewed love for the moviegoing experience comes after another projection error, and this time at BAM. I tried to catch a 35mm screening of Claudia Llosa’s The Milk of Sorrow (La teta asustada). Unfortunately, BAM was sent a German-subtitled print of the film, which is in Spanish and Quechua. It’s odd that I’ve had more projection and print issues in the last month than I have had pretty much all year. If anything, I have a BAM voucher in my wallet that’s going to get used very soon.

I have 14 movies left to go. Looks like I will be on Mars for two weeks.

Two weeks.

Two weeks.

Two weeks.

Two eergah!

And so, onward.

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