In 2017 I watched a movie every single day of the year. For the first 88 days, I kept a log of every movie I watched followed by a short review.

Day 1 – Serpico (1973) – 7/10 – A well-acted, gritty look at early 70s New York and its police force.

Day 2 – Natural Born Killers (1994) – 8/10 – Style over substance, but the style on display is worth the price of admission alone.

Day 3 – Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter (2010) - 6/10 – Well acted and shot, but perhaps a little pretentious.

Day 4 – True Romance (1993) - 8/10 – A witty script and all-star cast make this an immensely entertaining film.

Day 5 - Kate Plays Christine (2016) - 8/10 – A fascinating look both at the life of a woman almost forgotten to history, and the process of a method actor trying to resurrect her. Powerful acting makes this a memorable viewing.

Day 6 – Theater of Blood (1973) –  7/10 - Vincent Price gives a performance that is equal parts devilish and sophisticated in this immensely entertaining black comedy.

Day 7 - Being John Malkovich (1999) – 6/10 - A film full of interesting ideas that seems to be throwing everything at the wall. It doesn’t always work, but when it does, it works well.

Day 8 - The Abominable Dr. Phibes (1971) – 7/10 – Fun horror classic. Vincent Price puts in an entertaining performance.

Day 9 – Dr. Phibes Rises Again (1972) - 4/10 – A tired rehash. Nothing notable.

Day 10 – A Street Cat Named Bob (2016) - 7/10 – Very corny, but very enjoyable. Does very little new, but It’s a fun 90 minutes.

Day 11 – Matinee (1993) - 7/10 – An affectionate throwback the atomic age movie going experience. Well cast and written.

Day 12 – Lost in Translation (2003) - 6/10 – Well intentioned, but overall, it’s pretentious and rather dull.

Day 13 – 12 Angry Men (1957) - 8/10 – Bosting excellent performances from the entire cast, this single location drama earns its reputation as a classic.

Day 14 – The Double (2013) - 7/10 – Ungodly bleak and depressing. Incredibly well acted and written, but doesn’t offer much worth seeing twice.

Day 15 – Arrival (2016) - 8/10 – An excellent example of thinker’s person sci-fi. Filled with poignant issues addressed purely through dialogue rather than spectacle.

Day 16 – Little Sister (2016) - 7/10 – The film seems confused about what it’s trying to say, but it’s a fun watch nonetheless.

Day 17 – Hitchcock/Truffaut (2015) - 7/10 – A fascinating and informative documentary on one of cinema’s greatest artists.

Day 18 – La La Land (2016) - 7/10 – Hides behind its stylized approach to try and justify its clichés. The style is interesting, but it’s still cliché.

Day 19 – Christine (2016) - 7/10 – Powerfully acted with a smart script, this biopic goes beyond the depressing death march that it might seem like on paper to become a strongly emotional and heartfelt story of a woman’s last days.

Day 20 – The Accountant (2016) - 6/10 – An enjoyable thriller with a solid lead performance, but overall it lasts about 30 minutes too long.

Day 21 – Nina Forever (2015) - 6/10 – Conflicting opinions. Witty, smartly written and well-acted, but seems confused about what it’s trying to say.

Day 22 – Hail, Caesar (2015) - 7/10 = As has come to be expected with Coen brother’s films, it’s witty, smart and funny.

Day 23 – Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - 6/10 – A confused, muddled film that seems to be just as anxious to throw away it's side characters as it is to introduce them.

Day 24 – Yoga Hosers (2016) - 3/10 – Unfunny, badly written trash.

Day 25 – Garage (2007) - 5/10 – Heart’s in the right place, but it’s dull and uninteresting.

Day 26 – Grizzly Man (2005) - 7/10 – Fascinating and engrossing documentary.

Day 27 – Spotlight (2015) - 6/10 – An interesting story handled poorly.

Day 28 – Manchester by the Sea - 5/10 – Utterly boring garbage.

Day 29 – Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1968) – 7/10 – Funny, entertaining and poignant.

Day 30 – Lifeboat (1944) - 7/10 – Engrossing single location drama.

Day 31 – The Darkness (2016) – 4/10 – Lackluster haunted house film.

Day 32 – Suspiria (1977) – 8/10 – Visually gorgeous. A horror masterpiece.

Day 33 – Wedding Crashers (2006) – 7/10 – Decently funny sex comedy.

Day 34 – Paterson (2016) – 6/10 – Good performances seem wasted on a mundane story.

Day 35 – The Founder (2016) - 7/10 – Decently enjoyable drama.

Day 36 – Jackie (2016) - 7/10 – An excellent lead performance in this heartfelt biopic.

Day 37 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - 7/10 – Expertly made 50s alien invasion flick.

Day 38 – Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) – 8/10 – Immensely enjoyable and apocalyptically grim.

Day 39 - Transylvania 6-5000 (1985) - 5/10 – Dull family comedy.

Day 40 - Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse (2015) - 4/10 – Fails to live up to its promisingly whacky title, providing another tired zombie comedy.

Day 41 – Orange Sunshine (2016) - 7/10 – Great documentary. Utterly engrossing. A real-time capsule.

Day 42 - The Squid and the Whale (2005) - 6/10 – A frank, honest portrait of divorce and its effects on a family.

Day 43 – John Wick (2014) – 6/10 – Enjoyable action fun featuring an excellently badass performance for Keanu Reeves.

Day 44 - The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (2016) - 7/10 – An entertaining doc, albeit one that won’t provide anything new for the seasoned Beatles veteran.

Day 55 – My Bloody Valentine (1981) – 6/10 – Enjoyable 80’s slasher. Nothing groundbreaking.

Day 56 – Grizzly (1976) - 6/10 – Enjoyable monster on the loose film. Nothing you haven’t seen before if you’ve already seen Jaws.

Day 57 – T2: Trainspotting – 7/10 – Manages to be different enough that it doesn’t feel like a rehash, but also seems to be clinging a bit too tight to the original.

Day 58 - In Bruges (2008) – 7/10 – Very funny black comedy.

Day 59 - Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006) – 6/10 – Enjoyably offbeat, but doesn’t seem quite sure of what it wants to do with itself.

Day 60 - A Serbian Film (2010) – 7/10 – There are very few people who will be able to stomach this film. Truly one of the bleakest, most depressing and disturbing features out there. One to seek out for the gore hounds who think they’ve seen everything. NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.

Day 61 – Young People Fucking (2007) – 4/10 – Uninspired sex… comedy?

Day 62 – Beware the Slenderman – 6/10 – Interesting documentary. Doesn’t seem to know what it thinks of its subject matter.

Day 63 – Ghostwatch – 7/10 – Excellent horror mockumentary. Not quite as shocking as it would’ve been when it first aired, but still very well done.

Day 64 – Blackfish (2013) – 7/10 – Powerful and shocking documentary. A real eye opener.

Day 65 – The Monster (2016) - 6/10 – Decently good horror film.

Day 66 – Jesus Camp (2006) – 7/10 – Utterly terrifying and rage inducing documentary.

Day 67 – Konga (1961) - 4/10 – Stupid enough to be funny, not funny enough to be enjoyable.

Day 68 – The Young Offenders (2016) - 7/10 – Unmistakably Irish comedy. A good laugh.

Day 69 – The Creature Below (2016) – 4/10 – Boring, predictable horror trash.

Day 70 – Reptilicus (1961) - 5/10 – Dumb fun monster movie.

Day 71 – The Bourne Identity (2002) – 7/10 – Enjoyable action with a great mystery script. Enough to keep you hooked ‘till the end.

Day 71 – The Bourne Supremacy (2004) – 7/10 – Once again, an excellent action film. A worthy follow-up.

Day 72 – The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) – 7/10 – Yet another great entry in the series.

Day 73 – The Bourne Legacy (2014) - 5/10 – Maybe it’s the lack of Matt Damon, maybe the series is just tired, but this entry takes a long drop off from the high mountains that came before it.

Day 74 – Jason Bourne (2016) – 4/10 – The fifth and hopefully last of the tired Bourne series.

Day 75 – Tootsie (1982) – 8/10 – Excellent comedy mixed with biting satire.

Day 76 – Shallow Grave (1994) – 7/10 – Black comedy leaning quite closely towards full-on horror. Top notch directing coupled with excellent performances.

Day 77 – Snakes on a Train (2006) – 3/10 – Direct-to-video garbage.

Day 78 – A Matter of Faith (2014) – 10/10 – Dumb as shit. Fucking hilarious. Get high as shit and watch this with some friends… trust me 😉

Day 79 – Kong: Skull Island (2017) – 6/10 – Fun monster movie. Nothing noteworthy or groundbreaking, but good fun.

Day 80 – XX (2016) – 4/10 – Sufferers from the unevenness that befalls all anthology films. The first story is undeniably the best, the rest are all forgettable.

Day 81 – Shin Godzilla (2016) – 8/10 – More of a political thriller than a monster movie, an excellent film that returns Godzilla to his more serious roots.

Day 82 – Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986) – 8/10 – Boasting an excellent leading performance, unmistakably gritty cinematography and some very disturbing scenes, Henry provokes a variety of emotions.

Day 83 – Cor, Blimey! (2000) - 6/10 – Mildly interesting television drama.

Day 84 – Ginger Snaps (2000) – 7/10 – Smarter and more memorable than your average werewolf flick.

Day 85 – Hardcore (1979) - 8/10 – A great exploration into the seedy underworld of the late-70s porno industry.

Day 86 – Get Out (2017) - 7/10 – Solid acting, a good script and some great social commentary.

Day 87 – Ginger Snaps 2 (2004) – 6/10 – Manages to transcend clichés and delivers a fun sequel. Doesn’t have quite the same charm that made the original what it was.

Day 88 – Ginger Snaps Back: The Beginning (2004) – 4/10 – Dull direct-to-DVD crap.

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