Sunday, 6 November 2016

this week on 100 Films

This week on 100 Films in a Year began(-ish) with a look back at last month...

Then, just 2 brand-new reviews were published...

Cool World (1992)
It’s not a fundamentally bad story at a conceptual level, but its execution is a jumble, and the twisted Cool World is an unpleasant place to have to spend time. The darkness of the story is actually toned down from Bakshi’s original concept... but only so much: it’s still full of sex, references to sex, and general depraved behaviour.
Read more here.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
It’s even worse than the first one, because it’s boring. Some bits and bobs may actually be improved (some of the direction is slicker; Bella’s terrible voice over is reduced), but goddamn, it’s so dull. So little actually happens. It feels like it’s probably setting things in place for whatever’s to come next for an entire movie.
Read more here.

And The Guest made its UK TV premiere, so I wrote about that...

And finally, my 100 Favourites series continued, also with 2 more posts...

Spider-Man 2 (2004)
Spider-Man! Spider-Man does whatever a spider can — spins a web any size, catches thieves just like flies. Is he strong? Listen bud, he’s got genetically-modified blood. Wealth and fame he’s ignored, action is his reward… though he’s having doubts about if it’s worth it. With great power comes great responsibility, and neither sit well with a kid who wants a normal life.
Read more here.

Spy Game (2001)
“You don’t just trade these people like they’re baseball cards! It’s not a game!”
“Oh, yes it is. It’s exactly what it is. And it’s no kid’s game either. This is a whole other game. And it’s serious and it’s dangerous. And it’s not one you want to lose.”
Read more here.

More next Sunday.

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