The Great Blog Collab 2017: In Review

2017 has been a roller coaster with entirely not enough shark movies to show for it. But you can’t have it all, all of the time and hopefully we can rectify that this year.

As with all Blog Collab years there are high times and very, very low times which I’m here to pay homage to. You can access the whole list of 2017 films here.

In the meantime, here’s a little overview on what we got up to.

50 films.
Seven 5 out of 5 ratings.
Eight 3 out of 5 ratings (that’s my middle of the road rating).
One 1 out of 5 rating. And a whole lot of good times!


This was the year I finally watched Grey Gardens and it was as fabulously bizarre and wonderful as I expected it would be. We also enjoyed the tale of murderous mermaid sisters, which is another sub-genre of film I would pay good money to see more of.

Paris is Burning, Lion, A Dark Song and our first film of 2017, Divines were all ace.

And I think I speak for us both when I say that our standout moment was I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore, a film with a main protagonist that we both firmly identified with. So much so that May was designated Melanie Lynskey Month, thus heralding our first Woman of the Year, which I’ve just thought of this second.


“What do you want?”
“For people to not be assholes.”

~ Ruth, I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore


In contrast, Nazi Vengeance was a pile of steaming poop and Bright was a very poorly executed fantasy misfire which didn’t surprise us at all, somehow. There was just one shark movie, in which the only real ray of sunshine was a warrior woman who was eaten way too soon.

There were some dodgy possessions, the birth of one of the most famous couples in the world, Keira Knightley’s eyebrows, a charismatic cult leader and some very questionable Final Girl training montages.


All in all, 2017 has been emotional – and I can only imagine where the next year will take us. I’ll be keeping a track of progress here.

A massive thank you to Jill for being my blog wife, my partner is shitty movie crime – and being a great friend IRL too. I might not say it enough but I am grateful for you every day, bae. Here’s to many more years together and a lifetime of being buds.

Bring it, 2018!

One thought on “The Great Blog Collab 2017: In Review

  1. For people to not be assholes.
    Was it really only last year the universe brought us IDFAHITWA??? I feel the same about The Lure…that was also incredible though perhaps slightly less quotable.
    I can’t believe we only watched one shark movie last year! Methinks 2018 may be an opportune year to revive Shark Month.
    I’m so glad to have the Collab with you and am sending major love back to you too! πŸ˜™πŸ˜™πŸ˜™

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