I regret to say I am underwhelmed by The Film Club. I was hoping there would be a little more film criticism/theory, in that Gilmour would include more real discussion about the films he watched with his son. The book instead is a memoir of Gilmour's attempt to keep his son engaged with the world by letting the kid do something he likes - watch movies - instead of what he has no interest in - go to school - with some film trivia mixed in. As a memoir, I really don't feel anything for David, Jesse, Maggie (Jesse's mom), Tina (David's wife), or any of Jesse's spoiled girlfriends. There is a detachment - I'm not sure if it's the writing or just the subject matter. I did find there was an alphabetical list in the back with all the movies the two watched over the years but it's just a list, nothing more.
Clear Off Your Shelves Challenge Count: 7/10