Cold in July (2014)
People often call for more originality in their stories, then criticise a film like this for jumping around in genre and tone. Personally, I didn’t think it changed much in either. The plot is far from straightforward — twists take the story in unexpected directions with each act (if not even more often) — but as a whole it remains a neo-noir crime thriller.Read more here.
Jake Gyllenhaal is a high-flying banker struggling with the grief of his wife’s death by taking his life apart — literally — in this slightly strange dramaRead more here.
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993)
Master movie spoofer Mel Brooks’ penultimate work as director was this riff on the Robin Hood legend... Although generally regarded as one of Brooks’ lesser movies, its deeply silly style ticklesRead more here.
Finally, my second 100 Favourites series came to an end with both my top 10...
...and, of course, some statistics:
That's it for 100 Favourites, but there'll be more reviews next Sunday.