Film Friday 16 – The ABC challenge (pt 1)

Welcome to Film Friday everyone!

This year, my fiancée and I are taking on the ABC challenge… where you watch a film for every letter of the alphabet! Just as luck has it, we’ve BOTH chosen films so we have 52 films… so one a week! I’ll give you a monthly update on how we’re getting along (with the hopes that we get through 4 letters a month).

At the time of writing this, we’ve currently watched our first 7 films and I thought I’d share them here!


My choice: 12 Angry Men

I watched this for A Level psychology and it was nice to revisit it again. That one juror was dead angry. And there was one v attractive juror too. It was really interesting watching this again… so much that can still be picked out of this! A fascinating look at human psychology.

Rach’s choice: AI, Artificial Intelligence

This was NOT what I expected it to be. It was so much darker than I expected. All the poor kid wanted to do was to be loved by his mam. The brother was not kind. Not at all. Love a surprise Jude Law appearance and as that robot man he was kinda sexy. 

My choice: The Artist

This film is just lush. I remember seeing the trailer for this all the years ago and thinking ‘this looks amazing – I want to see it’. And I did, alone, in the cinema when it came out. Watching it again, I really enjoyed it!

Rach’s choice: Birdman

I just didn’t “get” this. Like it was beautiful… but I just didn’t get it. We love Michael Keaton though.

My choice: Black Swan

This was one of the films that totally passed me by when it was released – I knew of it, and I obviously saw so much about it… but I just didn’t go and see it at the time. I’m glad that Rach has such an extensive collection that I found this! We watched it and it was darker and more sexual than I was expecting. But I did really enjoy it. What a joy to see Mila Kunis. I loved all the dancing. The ballerina man was not the one. 

Rach’s choice: Contact

We watched this cause Katya (yes, the drag queen) talks about it all the time on UNHHH… and it was worth it. I thought it was pretty interesting, but I wouldn’t do what Jodie did ha. Not brave enough. Surprise Matthew McConaughey was a delight. Loved the like SHOOKETH at the end.

My choice: Chicago

Like Black Swan, this is another one I’ve just not got round to seeing. Obviously, I know the songs cause musicals are a jam and cause Glee!, but never got round to watching the film. I really enjoyed it. What’s not to love? The glamour of the 20s, singing and dancing, and a funny as hell character in Roxy. 


If you’ve got any film recommendations for me, that you’d like my thoughts on, let me know!

Have you seen any of these?
Have you got a favourite A, B or C film?
Are you a big film buff?

Let me know in the comments your thoughts!

S x

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