If, like me, you are a lunatic who is obsessed with keeping banal records about your life then step right up. This post is for you.

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Films

Even for someone with as much contempt for stepping out of the front door as me, 79 films still seems like quite a lot in a calendar year…

Southpaw

JFK

A Hard Day’s Night

The Hateful Eight

Creed

Sinister 2

The Martian

The Monuments Men

Elysium

The Rack Pack

Room

Black Mass

The Gift

The Lobster

What We Do In The Shadows

Creep

Spotlight

The Den

Trumbo

Ant-Man

Frontier(s)

The Big Short

Kill Your Friends

The One I Love

Cube

Me And You And Everyone We Know

Baghead

Hail, Cesar!

The Witch

Hillsborough

Deadpool

The Descent

Mississippi Grind

99 Homes

Euro 96: When Football Came Home

Snowpiercer

Reg

Love and Mercy

The Visit

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay (Part 2)

Steve Jobs

Frances Ha

The End of the Tour

Night Thoughts

Best in Show

Lord of the Rings trilogy

Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice

Suffragette

We Are Still Here

Green Room

The Conjuring 2

Blair Witch

High Rise

Deepwater Horizon

Shakespeare In Love

X-Men: Apocalypse

My Scientology Movie

Lights Out

Halloween: H20

Oasis: Supersonic

Captain America: Civil War

Love Actually

The Snowman and The Snowdog

Get Santa

Jack Frost

A Christmas Carol

Arthur Christmas

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Krampus

The Night Before

Fred Claus

Black Christmas

The Santa Claus 2

Home Alone 2

A Muppets Christmas Carol

I Believe In Miracles (review to follow)

War Dogs

The Force Awakens

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Books

My delusions of grandeur were confirmed when I started reviewing books as well as films, music and TV shows. Is nothing fucking sacred?? Only 22 books but I didn’t start this folly until March so there are probably others I forgot about.

Doctor Sleep

The Perks of Being A Wallflower

The Grapes of Wrath

Heroes

Brave New World

Pies and Prejudice

Slipless In Settle

The Yellow Wallpaper

The Year of the Flood

Madd Addam

Oryx and Crake

The Wasp Factory

A Farewell To Arms

Grief Is The Thing With Feathers

The Handmaids Tale

The Tell-Tale Heart

Hard Times

The Girl With All The Gifts

Artemis Fowl

Hemingway Adventure

A Christmas CarolĀ 

Wuthering Heights

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Live Music

No pithy comment here. I’ve seen some genuinely great live music this year. Here are all of them:

Super Furry Animals

Noel Gallagher

The Enemy

Zuzu

InHeaven

Milburn x2

Mystery Jets

The Crookes x3

Teleman

Little Comets

Ginger Tom x2

Gaz Coombes

Johnny Lloyd

Catfish and the Bottlemen

Marika Hackman

C Duncan

Eliza and the Bear

Eat Fast

Honeyblood

Alvarez Kings

Caro

Gengahr

Courteeners

Esme Patterson

Felix Hagan & The Family

Frank Turner

Bang Bang Romeo

The Tamalas

Starsailor

 

Well that’s it. My whole year reduced to a series of lists as I hurtle ever closer to the grave. Happy new year!

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