Oh, come on. How difficult can it be? Every week, watch a film and write about it in an interesting, informative and (if appropriate) amusing way. But, for the second year in a row, I have failed in my challenge to view 50 movies in a year. I only managed 31. Actually, it is 31.5 as I fell asleep half way through ‘A Little Chaos‘ this evening – sorry, Kate (Winslet).
Part of my failure has been that I was also trying to read 50 books during the year, and reading is my first love – I’d rather read a novel than watch a film. Nevertheless, there have been some great viewing moments over the past 12 months and I’ve ordered the movies I did see into the following list, best to worst. Just for fun, there is no critical appraisal here!
What was your must-see film this year? I started 2015 with ‘The Theory of Everything‘ and Eddie Redmayne re-appears in ‘The Danish Girl‘, released tomorrow. I’m planning to get to the cinema to see it – and maybe 49 other films in 2016!
|1||Theory of Everything (The)|
|2||What We Did On Our Holiday|
|3||Imitation Game (The)|
|5||Mona Lisa Smile|
|9||Life of Pi|
|13||Road to Perdition|
|14||Talented Mr Ripley (The)|
|15||Lion King (The)|
|18||Young Victoria (The)|
|22||Fast and Furious 6|
|24||Hunger Games (The) – Mockingjay Part 1|
|25||White House Down|
|26||Maze Runner (The)|
|30||Saving Mr Banks|