Can You Guess the Year of a Film from a Single Image?


Considering that this is our fifth month of existence, I wanted to put together something a bit more casual for you dear readers that have stuck around or joined us. Firstly, thank you for your dedication. Secondly, I figured I don’t see something this laid back on film review or editorial sites. This is a quiz I created for you to test your sense of cinema. Can you guess the year a film was released on a single image alone?

This is not intelligence based by any means. Many of the examples provided are meant to be tricky and confusing. This is a celebration of cinema, but it is also a means of introducing you to some films you may have never seen. This is an appreciation for cinema that has broken ground, and for modern takes on retro styles. I hope you have fun. Please let us know through our various social media outlets what score you achieved.

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Andreas Babiolakis has a Masters degree in Film and Photography Preservation and Collections management from Ryerson University, as well as a Bachelors degree in Cinema Studies from York University. His favourite times of year are the Criterion Collection flash sales and the annual Toronto International Film Festival.