Film-a-Day – 2016 in Review

Just over a year ago (on the 1st January 2016) I set myself the challenge of watching a film every day and writing a review about it. 366 films and blog posts later and I’d finished. This post is a brief summary of the year. When I began the challenge it seemed achievable, after all, I love cinema so the idea of watching a film every day filled me with excitement.…
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Back to The Future (1985) – Film-a-Day 364

The most rounded and detailed film ever made, Back to the Future is my favourite film of all time. I’ve seen it so many times but it always offers up something new as it made for rewatch after rewatch. I don’t know when or why I started it, but it’s become my tradition to watch the entire Back to The Future trilogy every year, and as they are three amazing films I saved them until the end of my film-a-day.…
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Wild Tales or Relatos Salvajes (2014) – Film-a-Day 362

An anthology film that combines six short films about death, revenge, violence and corruption; Wild Tales is a film that gives a darkly humorous view of society that is enjoyable, unsettling and hilarious in equal measure. The first ‘short’ in Wild Tales is the most outwardly comedic and sets up the tone for the rest of film.…
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It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) – Film-a-Day 360

Sitting down to write a review of It’s A Wonderful Life and I literally don’t have a thing to say about it that hasn’t already been said. It is a movie that captures not just the spirit of Christmas but the spirit of man almost perfectly. During this film-a-day challenge, I’ve had many struggles when writing a post.…
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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2004) – Film-a-Day 359

After watching the first two films in The Santa Clause franchise (loving the first and hating the second) I decided that I may as well watch the third. But I made sure to have several beers first so the results may be slightly skewed. As readers of the blog (and film-a-day challenge) might know by now, I have two things in film that I’m a sucker for.…
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The Santa Clause 2 (2002) – Film-a-Day 358

Having seen the first Santa Clause many times, I was surprised that I didn’t even know there was a second film (and a third which I will review tomorrow). However, shortly after putting it on I found out why I hadn’t heard of this film, as it has none of the charm or magic of the first film and is instead just TV movie quality emotionalist drivel.…
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