Tuesday 29 July 2014

Simon and Andrea's Film Club

My friend Andrea and I have a two-person film club. Once a fortnight we hold it at either of our houses; the host surprises the guest with the choice of film. We then put our mini-reviews and marks out of ten in a book.

Now that we've finished our first notebook, I thought I'd share the films we've seen - along with our marks out of twenty.

11 - Shakespeare Wallah (1965)
13 - The Edge of Love (2008)
14 - I Live in Grosvenor Square (1945)
14.5 - Portrait of Jennie (1948)
14.5 - A Bunch of Amateurs (2008)
15 - On Approval (1944)
15 - The Way We Were (1973)
15.5 - Carrie (1951)
15.5 - Peter's Friends (1992)
15.5 - Passport to Pimlico (1949)
16 - Thoroughly Modern Millie (1967)
16 - Stand By Me (1986)
16 - Thank You For Smoking (2005)
16.5 - Mildred Pierce (1945)
16.5 - Evening (2007)
16.5 - Star! (1968)
17 - Separate Tables (1958)
17 - Manhattan Murder Mystery (1993)
17 - Suddenly, Last Summer (1992)
17.5 - And A Nightingale Sang (1989)
17.5 - The Enchanted April (1991)
17.5 - The Innocents (1961)
17.5 - Private Lives (2013)
17.5 - The Queen (2006)
17.5 - Mr Skeffington (1944)
18 - Like Crazy (2011)
18 - Funny Face (1956)
18.5 - Casablanca (1943)
19 - Secrets and Lies (1996)
19 - Kramer vs. Kramer (1979)
19.5 - Life in a Day (2011)


  1. That's such a great idea. And there are some really interesting titles on that list! You've just piqued my curiosity about Life in a Day.

    1. You're in luck! The makers put the whole thing online: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaFVr_cJJIY

  2. I love this idea! Now to think of a friend to start my own club with...

    1. I was lucky to find Andrea!! Actually, we found each other on the first day of uni, nearly ten years ago.

  3. My husband and I have 'movie date night' every Friday, so similar to your thing. However, although we started with taking turns choosing films, we quickly found that didn't work. Our tastes are far too different. While I would love to watch most of the films on your list, I don't think he'd like them. :( So now we just sort of agree during the week and generally wind up choosing some awful rom-com.

    1. There are definitely very few people I'd be able to do this with - or with these films, at least. Groups of friends certainly end up with awful rom coms most of the time!

  4. What fun! And isn't Mr. Skeffington great? Bette Davis is just amazing in it!

    1. I thought it was great! The book is my least favourite E von A so far (mostly because I missed her humour) but the film was good. A bit long, but Bette D was wonderful.

  5. Marks out of 10? Seems more like marks out of 20...
    I'd love to do something similar with friends, at least once a month. A film club instead of a book club. Mind you, like Helen above, my husband and I have such different tastes in films it would be a struggle to find common ground...

    1. Marks out of ten each! I added them together for this :)
      Hope you find a willing friend or two for a film club!


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