Sunday, 22 June 2014

this week on 100 Films

Onebrand-new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and it was...


Wallander: The Troubled Man (2013)
Krister Henriksson returns as the Swedish detective for a third and final series of mysteries, starting with this final theatrically-released episode, based on the final Wallander novel. Yes, there is a sense of finality here — albeit one not reached just yet.
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The International (2009)
A lot of scenes involve people explaining the plot to each other, or discoursing in clich├ęs about why they’re going to be thrown off the case or justice is an illusion or whatever. In a rare moment of something approaching innovation, we don’t have to suffer a romance between the two leads because she’s happily married, as we’re briefly shown early on. It should be something of a concern when one of a film’s high points is something it doesn’t do.
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Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006)
The humour is a mixture of schoolboy toilet gags, general silliness/quirkiness, and rock/culture references — undoubtedly, therefore, your mental age will dictate which bits (if any) you laugh at.
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More next Sunday.