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Thursday, 31 December 2015

In December I...



...watched the following films:
Keith Richards: Under The Influence - dir. Morgan Neville
Grandma - dir. Paul Weitz
Steve Jobs - dir. Danny Boyle
Brooklyn - dir. John Crowley
blur: New World Towers - dir. Sam Wrench
Citizenfour - dir. Laura Poitras
Spy - dir. Paul Feig
Iris - dir. Albert Maysles
Inside Out - dir. Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen
The Dance of Reality ("La danza de la realidad") - dir. Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Gift - dir. Joel Edgerton
A Very Murray Christmas - dir. Sofia Coppola
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation - dir. Christopher McQuarrie
Trumbo - dir. Jay Roach
Red Army - dir. Gabe Polsky
Carol - dir. Todd Haynes
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - dir. JJ Abrams
The Wolfpack - dir. Crystal Moselle

...got the following music:
Dwight Twilley Band - Twilley Don't Mind (vinyl)
Dwight Twilley Band - Sincerely
Francoise Hardy - The Vogue Years
Bread - The Sound Of Bread - Their 20 Finest Songs (vinyl)
Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - Stranger In Town (vinyl)
Fine Young Cannibals - The Raw and The Cooked (vinyl)
Tom Waits - Closing Time (vinyl)
Talking Heads - Remain in Light (vinyl)
Talking Heads - Speaking In Tongues (vinyl)
Talking Heads - The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads (vinyl)
REM - Reckoning (vinyl)
Madness - One Step Beyond (vinyl)
Madness - Absolutely (vinyl)

...also got:
You Only Live - David O'Doherty

...read the following books:
The Long Gaze Back: An Anthlogy of Irish Women Writers edited by SinĂ©ad Gleeson

...saw Jimmy Carr at the Olympia
...saw EL VY at Vicar Street
...saw Ash at the Olympia

DID MY END OF YEAR LISTS:
MOVIES: My Fave 50 films of 2015  bit.ly/1Nugbhl
MUSIC: My Fave 20 albums of 2015 bit.ly/1OizrQM

Contributed my Year in Film Diary to Spooool.ie and along with a bunch of other fine folk contibruted my top ten films in the year to go with theirs.