Sunday 19 February 2017


Dances with Wolves: Special Edition (1990/1991)
[#26 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

Blindspot 2017 #2

this week on 100 Films

It's that time of the month again: when 100 Films in a Year looks back at what telly I've watched recently...

Also this week, I launched a series of posts celebrating 10 years of 100 Films. Here are the first two...

Finally, there were 3 brand-new reviews posted...

In a Valley of Violence (2016)
The spirit of the Spaghetti Western is alive and well in writer-director Ti West’s shoot ’em up; though where they once took inspiration from samurai movies, now Mr West has his sights set on modern-day gun-fu movies — specifically, here he retrofits John Wick into a familiar Old West narrative.
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Love & Friendship (2016)
Kate Beckinsale is phenomenal — funny, dry, biting, witty, but also conveying that Susan is making it all up as she goes, despite pretending to be in control. The other standout is Tom Bennett as the dimwitted Sir James Martin. His knowledge of the commandments and opinion of peas are particularly delightful.
Read more here.

Mad Max: Fury Road - Black & Chrome Edition (2015/2016)
“Why do you need to buy it again? Why not just turn down the colour on your TV?” Well, you could, and you’d get an approximation of the effect; but if you have an appreciation for the fine details of film photography and colouring, that doesn’t cut it. The Black & Chrome version isn’t just the existing colour turned off — other things have been tweaked to heighten the experience
Read more here.

More next Sunday.