Sunday, 1 June 2014

this week on 100 Films

It's June today (right now!), which means it's time to look back at how 100 Films in a Year fared in May 2014. Not too shabbily, as it turns out, though it was far from exceptional.

This month, there's also a look at the five men who've played Swedish detective Kurt Wallander. Yep, five.

Elsewhere, just one new review was published this week...

Mad Max (1979)
A pursuit opens the film in style. It's a surprisingly-lengthy white-knuckle sequence that introduces us not only to Max, but to what director George Miller is capable of. Even 35 years on it remains a mightily effective set piece, with more punch than the average over-choreographed CGI-addled chases of the last decade-and-a-half of moviemaking.
Read more here.

...but there was also one new to the new blog:

Beowulf: Director's Cut (2007)
I like animated films; I have absolutely no problem with animated films for adults; but the issue here is that most of the characters (especially the 'extras') seem of about the same quality as humans in Shrek. So while the battle scenes are often very violent, it becomes hard to take them seriously because it's all too cartoony.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.

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