Sunday 8 May 2016


The British Academy Television Awards 2016
Magnificently political this year!
Also, more prizes were covered in the usual Extra Time programme.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Calvary (2014)
[#91 in 100 Films in a Year 2016]

this week on 100 Films

Even though we're now 8 days into a new month, my review of the last for 100 Films in a Year was a little delayed -- so here, now, is my look-back at April:

Elsewise, just 1 brand-new review was published this week:

The Book of Life (2014)
A myth-like animated musical adventure based around Mexico’s Day of the Dead, most notable for its unique art style that presents gorgeous visuals throughout.
Read more here.

But my 100 Favourites series did continue with the regular 2 new posts:

The Game (1997)
I remain a little dubious about its re-watch value — not because it’s poorly made (far from it), but because the twists and reveals are such a big part of its appeal, and once you know them, you know them.
Read more here.

Gangs of New York (2002)
Although he’s a ruthless killer, and the unquestionable villain from the outset, Daniel Day-Lewis manages to render Bill a perversely charming creation, who unavoidably captivates your attention whenever he’s on screen.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.