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My Bad Film Club Experience

Years after discovering Bad Film Club, I just went to my very first screening. I’m never able to attend because of work commitments; this time catches me on a long weekend off.

The film under scrutiny was Speed 2: Cruise Control.

I wasn’t too sure what to expect but soon enough, sweets were passed around as the film commenced.

The hosts, Nicko and Joe, run a live commentary throughout which adds an extra layer (shall we say) to the experience. It certainly made a tedious movie bearable especially when loads of ridiculous stuff was pointed out. Literally. They use laser pointers.

It made for a fun night and I’ll be back as soon as I’m able to.

Venue: Chapter Arts, Cardiff

Bad Film Club: https://www.facebook.com/The-Bad-Film-Club-9375289593/



Awards Talk: Gotham Awards Nominations

Best Feature

Certain Women
Everybody Wants Some!!
Manchester by the Sea

Best Documentary

I Am Not Your Negro
O.J.: Made in America

Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director Award

Robert Eggers – The Witch
Anna Rose Holmer – The Fits
Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert – Swiss Army Man
Trey Edward Shults – Krisha
Richard Tanne – Southside with You

Best Screenplay

Hell or High Water
Love & Friendship
Manchester by the Sea

Best Actor

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea
Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water
Adam Driver – Paterson
Joel Edgerton – Loving
Craig Robinson – Morris from America

Best Actress

Kate Beckinsale – Love & Friendship
Annette Bening – 20th Century Women
Isabelle Huppert – Elle
Ruth Negga – Loving
Natalie Portman – Jackie

Breakthrough Actor

Lily Gladstone – Certain Women
Lucas Hedges – Manchester by the Sea
Royalty Hightower – The Fits
Sasha Lane – American Honey
Anya Taylor-Joy – The Witch

Special Gotham Jury Award for Ensemble Performance

Mahershala Ali, Naomie Harris, Alex Hibbert, André Holland, Jharrel Jerome, Janelle Monáe, Jaden Piner, Trevante Rhodes, and Ashton Sanders – Moonlight

Breakthrough Series – Long Form

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
The Girlfriend Experience
Horace and Pete
Marvel’s Jessica Jones
Master of None

Breakthrough Series – Short Form

The Gay and Wondrous Life of Caleb Gallo
Her Story
The Movement
Sitting in Bathrooms with Trans People

Top 10 Vampire Movies

My top 10 vampire movies, in no particular order:

Bram Stocker’s Dracula


The Hunger

Fright Night

Interview With The Vampire


A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night



Only Lovers Left Alive

About That Challenge

You may remember in January I set myself to complete the #52FilmsByWomen challenge.

I thought back then that it would be breeze and I would see these movies organically, without having to plan for them.

And was I wrong about that!

I’m currently on my 31st movie, which is way behind. A quick peek on Letterboxd shows many other participants having completed and seen many more. So what have I done wrong?

I definitely should have planned this and I’m now going to have to if I want to complete the challenge. So please, recommend away!


October 2016 Favourites

My favourites for October
Favourite discovery:

Miss You Already (2015)
Favourite new release:

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (2016)
Least favourite discovery:

The Model Couple (1977)
Least favourite new release:

Swiss Army Man (2016)
Movies watched in October: 43