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Saturday, 31 December 2016

In 2016 I...

My 2016 in a very long list form...

 ...watched the following films:
by the way (ADIFF) = Audi Dublin International Film Fest - (IFI FFF) - Irish Film Institute French Film Festival
10 Cloverfield Lane - dir. Dan Trachtenberg
100 Yen Love (Hyakuen no koi) - dir. Masaharu Take (ADIFF)
45 Years - dir. Andrew Haigh
A Bigger Splash - dir. Luca Guadagnino
A Date for Mad Mary - dir. Darren Thornton
A War (Krigen) - dir. Tobias Lindholm
All About Steve - dir. Phil Traill
All About Them (À trois on y va) - dir. Jérôme Bonnell
Amanda Knox - dir. Rod Blackhurst, Brian McGinn
Anomalisa - dir. Charlie Kaufman, Duke Johnson (ADIFF)
April Fool's Day - dir. Fred Walton
Armed & Dangerous - dir. Mark L.Lester
Arrival - dir.  Denis Villeneuve
Avengers: Age of Ultron - dir. Joss Whedon
Bad Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising - dir. Nicholas Stoller
Bad Words - dir. Jason Bateman
Black Dynamite - dir. Scott Sanders
Bone Tomahawk - dir. S. Craig Zahler
Bridge of Spies - dir. Steven Spielberg
Caprice - dir. Emmanuel Mouret
Charley Varrick - dir. Don Siegel
Cloverfield - dir. Matt Reeves
Concussion - dir. Stacie Passon
Convenience - dir. Keri Collins
Creed - dir. Ryan Coogler
Crimson Peak - dir. Guillermo del Toro
David Brent: Life on the Road - dir. Ricky Gervais
Departure - dir. Andrew Steagall (ADIFF)
Desperately Seeking Susan - dir. Suasn Seidelman
Eddie The Eagle - dir. Dexter Fletcher
Everybody Wants Some!! - dir. Richard Linklater
Freaks of Nature - dir. Robbie Pickering
Freeheld - dir. Peter Sollett
Ghostbusters - dir. Paul Feig
Good Hair - dir. Jeff Stilson
Green Room - dir. Jeremy Saulnier (ADIFF)
Grimsby - dir. Louis Leterrier
Hail, Caesar! - dir. Joel & Ethan Coen (ADIFF)
Hannibal Takes Edinburgh - dir. Ryan Ferguson
Heartbeeps - dir. Alan Arkrush
Hell or High Water - dir. David Mackenzie
High-Rise - dir. Ben Wheatley (ADIFF)
Hitchcock/Truffaut - dir. Kent Jones
Hunt for the Wilderpeople - dir. Taiki Waititi
I Am Road Comic - dir. Jordan Brady
I, Daniel Blake - dir. Ken Loach
Ishtar - dir. Elaine May
It Boy (20 ans d'écart) - dir. David Moreau
Joy - dir. David O.Russell
Keanu - dir. Peter Atencio
King Jack - dir. Felix Thompson
L'Affaire SK1 - dir. Frédéric Tellier
Lifeforce - dir. Tobe Hooper
Louder Than Bombs - dir. Joachm Trier (ADIFF)
Love & Friendship - dir. Whit Stillman
Maggie's Plan - dir. Rebecca Miller (ADIFF)
Marie and the Misfits (Marie et les naufragés) - dir. Sébastien Betbeder (IFI FFF)
Married To The Mob - dir. Jonathan Demme
Mattress Men - dir. Colm Quinn
Midnight Special - dir. Jeff Nichols
Mikey & Nicky - dir. Elaine May
Miles Ahead - dir. Don Cheadle (ADIFF)
Mom and Me - dir. Ken Wardrop
Mr. Holmes - dir. Bill Condon
Mustang - dir. Deniz Gamze Ergüven
My King (Mon Roi) - dir. Maïwenn (ADIFF)
My Name Is Emily - dir. Simon Fitzmaurice
My Scientology Movie - dir. John Dower
Nasty Baby - dir. Sebastián Silva (ADIFF)
Neighbors - dir. John G. Avildsen
Nice and Easy (Libre et assoupi) - dir. Benjamin Guedj
Night of the Comet - dir. Thom Eberhardt
Night Owls - dir. Charles Hood
Night Shift - dir. Ron Howard
Nina Forever - dir. Ben Blaine, Chris Blaine
Nocturnal Animals - dir. Tom Ford
Northern Soul - dir. Elaine Constantine
O Lucky Man! - dir. Lyndsay Anderson
One More Time with Feeling - dir. Andrew Dominik
Orion: The Man Who Would Be King - dir. Jeanie Finlay
Other People - dir. Chris Kelly
Paterson - dir. Jim Jarmusch
People Places Things - dir. James C. Strouse
Pete's Dragon - dir. David Lowery
Plaza Suite - dir. Arthur Hiller
Rams (Hrútar) - dir. Grímur Hákonarson
Room - dir. Lenny Abrahamson
Semi-Tough - dir. Michael Ritchie
Sex and Broadcasting - dir. Tim K.Smith
Sing Street - dir. John Carney
Sister (L'enfant D'en Haut) - dir. Ursula Meier
Something Wild - dir. Jonathan Demme
Son of Saul (Saul fia) - dir. László Nemes (ADIFF)
Spotlight - dir. Tom McCarthy
Supersonic - dir. Mat Whitecross
Swamp Thing - dir. Wes Craven
The Big Picture - dir. Christopher Guest
The Big Short - dir. Adam McKay
The Brand New Testament (Le tout nouveau testament) - dir. Jaco Van Dormael (ADIFF)
The Burning (El Ardor) - dir. Pablo Fendrik
The Clan (El Clan) - dir. Pablo Trapero
The Commune (Kollektivet) - dir. Thomas Vinterberg
The Duellists - dir. Ridley Scott
The End of the Tour - dir. James Ponsoldt
The Front Page - dir. Billy Wilder
The Hateful Eight - dir. Quentin Tarantino
The In-Laws - dir. Arthur Hiller
The Interview - dir. Evan Goldberg/Seth Rogen
The Man Who Would Be King - dir. John Huston
The Neon Demon - dir. Nicolas Winding Refn
The Nice Guys - dir. Shane Black
The Queen of Ireland - dir. Conor Horgan
The Revenant - dir. Alejandro G. Iñárritu
The Smuggler (aka The Mule) - dir. Tony Mahony, Angus Sampson
The Truth Commissioner -  dir. Declan Recks (ADIFF)
The Two Faces of January - dir. Hossein Amini
The Unknown Girl (La fille inconnue) - dir. Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne (IFI FFF)
The Witch - dir. Robert Eggers
The Wrecking Crew - dir. Denny Todesco
The Young Offenders - dir. Peter Foott
Things To Come (L'avenir) - dir. Mia Hansen-Løve
Tickled - dir. David Farrier, Dylan Reeve
Time Out Of Mind - dir. Oren Moverman (ADIFF)
Truth - dir. James Vanderbilt (ADIFF)
Un Homme Idéal (An Ideal Man) - dir. Yann Gozlan
Viva - dir. Paddy Breathnach (ADIFF)
Walk of Shame - dir. Steve Brill
Weiner - dir. Josh Kriegman, Elyse Steinberg
Youth - dir. Paolo Sorrentino

...also rewatched the following films:
Electric Boogaloo: The Wild Untold Story of Cannon Films - dir. Mark Hateley
Paterson - dir. Jim Jarmusch
Peggy Sue Got Married - dir. Francis Coppola
Rabbit Proof Fence – dir. Phillip Noyce
Spotlight - dir. Tom McCarthy
Streets of Fire - dir. Walter Hill
Top Secret! - dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker

...watched the following tv series:
Broad City S3
Celebrity Masterchef S11
Comedy Bang Bang S1
Easy S1
Game of Thrones S6
It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia S11
Masterchef S12
Outnumbered Christmas Special 2009, 2011
Outnumbered Series 1-5
Peaky Blinders S1
Peep Show S9
Twenty Twelve S1 & S2
University Challenge S45
Veep S4 & S5
W1A S1
Westworld S1

...read the following books:
Silver Screen Fiend - Learning About Life From An Addiction To Film  - Patton Oswalt
I Must Say - My Life as a Humble Comedy Legend - Martin Short
So You've Been Publicly Shamed - Jon Ronson
How To Write Everything - David Quantick
What's Going On?: The Meanderings of a Comic Mind in Confusion - Mark Steel
A Book of Hooey - Bob Odenkirk

...also got the following music:
Beck - Odelay (vinyl)
Bouts - Unlearn EP (Cassette/Download)
Charles Bradley - Changes (Vinyl/Download)
Eleanor Friedberger - New View (Download)
Generationals - Heza (vinyl)
Hinds - Leave Me Alone (Download)
Idiot Glee - Idiot Glee (Download)
Islands - Return to the Sea (Vinyl/Download)
Jenny Lewis - The Voyager (vinyl/download)
Lie Ins - Love in the Artic b/w Go Back to Billy (Download)
Matt Berry - The Small Hours (vinyl/download)
My Morning Jacket ‎– Z (vinyl/download)
Nick Drake ‎– Pink Moon (vinyl/download)
No Monster Club - I Feel Magic (CD/Download)
Paddy Hanna - Austria (7" vinyl)
Paddy Hanna - Underprotected (7" vinyl)
Sea Pinks - Soft Days (vinyl)
She & Him - Classics (vinyl/download)
Teenage Fanclub - Here (Vinyl/Download)
The Avalanches - Wildflower (Vinyl/Download)
The Monkees - Good Times! (Vinyl/Download)
Tindersticks - The Waiting Room (Download)
Waxahatchee ‎– Ivy Tripp (vinyl/download)
Wilco ‎– A.M. (vinyl/download)
Wilco - Schmilco (Vinyl/Download)

...attended the following:

MUSIC
...No Monster Club @ the Bello Bar (supported by MY NAME IS IAN and Stephen Star)
...saw Weezer at the Brixton Academy, London
...saw Anderson play Upstairs in Whelans
...saw The Stone Roses at Marlay Park (w/ Rodrigo Y Gabriela, SOAK)
...saw Wilco at the Iveagh Gardens (w/Lucinda Williams)
...saw The National, Jamie xx, Father John Misty and Courtney Barnett at Longitude
...saw Super Furry Animals play Fuzzy Logic, Radiator and The Man Don't Give a Fuck at the Olympia
...saw Grandaddy (w/Windings) at Vicar Street
...saw Teenage Fanclub play the Academy

COMEDY
...Frankie Boyle (w/Craig Campbell) at the Olympia Theatre
...saw David Cross: Making America Great Again! at Vicar Street
...saw Adam Buxton's Bug: David Bowie Special, Standup and Answers (with Jarlath Regan, Rory Scovel, Andrea Farrell and John Robins), Jarlath Regan, Jay Larson, Deirdre O'Kane, Milton Jones, Eleanor Tiernan, Jim Elliott, Kate Berlant, Chris Gethard, David O'Doherty, Rory Scovel and Bill Burr at the Vodafone Comedy Festival
...saw Louis CK (w/ Rachel Feinstein, Joe List and Joe Machi) at the 3Arena
...saw Adam Buxton Bug 52 at BFI Southbank
...saw Limmy Live in Hammersmith Apollo
...saw the Who are The Improv Allstars Anyway? (Stephen Frost, Steve Steen, Andy Smart, Ian Coppinger, Colin Mochrie, Brad Sherwood and Dermot Whelan) at Vicar St

SPORT
...Republic of Ireland beating Switzerland 1-0 (Clark) and drawing with Slovakia 2-2 (Long pen, McClean pen/Stoch, McShane OG) at the AVIVA
...the Republic of Ireland draw 1-1 with the Netherlands at the AVIVA (Long, de Jong)
...saw Bohemians lose 1-0 to Derry City at Dalymount Park
...saw Dundalk beat BATE Borisov 3-0 at Tallaght Stadium (McMillan x2, Benson) 
...saw Bohemians beat Finn Harps 2-0 at Dalymount Park (Kelly, Akinade)
...saw St. Pats FC beat Galway United 1-0 at Richmond Park (Fagan)
...saw Dundalk lose 2-0 to Legia Warsaw at the Dublin Arena (Nikolic p, Prijovic)
...saw Manchester United beat Southampton 2-0 at Old Trafford (Ibrahimovic x2) 
...saw St. Pats FC lose to Bohemians 1-0 at Richmond Park (Byrne)
...saw the Republic of Ireland beat Oman 4-0 (Brady, Keane, Walters x2) and got all misty eyed saying goodbye to Robbie Keane at the Aviva Stadium
...saw Brentford beat Preston North End 5-0 (Hogan x3, Dean, Humphrey OG) at Griffin Park
...saw Dundalk beat Maccabi Tel-Aviv 1-0 (Kilduff) in the Europa League at the Tallaght Stadium
...saw Republic of Ireland beat Georgia 1-0 (Coleman) at the Aviva
...saw Dundalk lose 2-1 to Zenit St. Petersburg (Benson, Mak, de Paula) at Tallaght Stadium

...appeared (starred?) in Anderson's music vidjo for "The Existential Vacuum"


Did my Best of 2016 roundup
Ranked 2016's films that I saw over on Letterboxd