I signed up for Letterboxd way back in 2015. Yes, really! Although I didn’t actually start using it properly until the end of 2019 and therefore 2020 was the first full year that I logged every single film that I watched. Albeit not as many Cinema films as I would have liked, which leads me on to saying during the lockdown/furlough stage I spent a lot of time logging in the diary all of the films I had seen at the Cinema dating back to 2003 (yes, I still have my Lord of the Rings: Return of the King ticket). This obviously took a few weeks as I also logged the films I have review on here as well. So as you imagine a lot of time was taken to do this. It gives some amazing all-time stats though.
Here we can take a look at my 2020 stats and I am sure no one will be surprised with my most watched films either!
Medgar Evers was murdered in 1963 by a white racist named Byron De La Beckwith, Mississippi district attorney Bobby DeLaughter is determined to eventually bring him to justice 30 years after the event and let his widow Myrlie Evers find peace.
Andrew Shepherd is a widowed President of the United States and about to start his reelection campaign he wasn’t looking for anyone but meeting lobbyist Sydney Ellen Wade will change all of that when they fall in love.
Paul Sheldon is a best selling novelist and he is on his way home from his hideaway in Colorado after completing his latest book. Due to the blizzard his car crashes and he just happens to be saved by his number one fan Annie Wilkes. She doesn’t tell anyone taking him back to her house . . .
Today sees the launch of the 7th LOCO London Comedy Film Festival 2019 which welcomes the festival’s most exciting programme yet. Taking place Thursday to Sunday, 11-14th July at the BFI, this year’s festival promises to feature some of the funniest films on screen alongside a riotous shorts programme, LOCO masterclasses with special guests, industry events and training, on top of a 30th Anniversary screening of the rom-com classic When Harry Met Sally, Directed by Rob Reiner and starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan and Carrie Fisher, on Saturday 13th July.
This year’s festival will open with Dominic Brigstocke’s UK Premiere of Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotten Romans starring Craig Roberts, Kim Cattrall, Nick Frost, Kate Nash and Derek Jacobi. Atti (Sebastian Croft) is a Roman teenager with ‘Atti-tude’, a smart kid who likes to bend the rules. When one of his schemes (selling horse wee as gladiator sweat) falls foul of Emperor Nero (Craig Roberts), Atti is forced to join the army and is sent to miserable, cold, wet Britannia. There the natives are revolting, quite literally, as Boudicca (Kate Nash), Queen of the Iceni tribe, takes on the might of Rome.
Two terminally ill men from very different backgrounds work together on a bucket list they both add too. Edward Cole a corporate billionaire and working class mechanic Carter Chambers, a very unlikely friendship is created as the two men come to terms with dying.
This is one of those films which has grown on me over the years. It took me a while to catch up and watch it, but I am so pleased I have. The more I watch it the more I love it and think it’s a pretty incredible film, the script is fantastic which has led to this blog post. So many fantastic lines and conversations that it was actually very difficult to just pick 10 quotes from this film! Billy Crystal really can deliver a line and I am sure you will notice a lot of these come from the wisdom of Harry. If you haven’t seen this film, you really need to. Let’s Go To The Movies Review – if you want to read more about it.