Sunday 4 June 2017


5x23 Lian Yu [season finale]
Oh look, everybody is definitely dead. I am sure there will be a whole new cast next season, then. Yes siree.

The Persuaders!
1x03 Five Miles to Midnight


Gran Torino (2008)
[#78 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

What Do You Mean You Haven't Seen...? 2017 #6

this week on 100 Films

Yet another month of 2017 has passed us by, so it was time to look back at May on 100 Films in a Year...

As well, 5 brand-new reviews were published...

The Deer Hunter (1978)
The Deer Hunter was controversial before it was made (no American company wanted to touch it, leaving British group EMI to put up the initial funding), controversial when it was released (Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer for his coverage of the war, called the use of Russian roulette “simply a bloody lie”), and remains controversial today (Mark Kermode called it “one of the worst films ever made, a rambling self-indulgent, self-aggrandising barf-fest steeped in manipulatively racist emotion”), but is cited by some as one of the best movies ever made.
Read more here.

Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
Kate Beckinsale is back in her role as a werewolf-killing vampire for the fifth entry in the Underworld series, which seems to be as undying as its star creatures... They seem to have made something of an effort to get back to the ‘world’ of the first film, with extravagant vampire covens and underground Lycan forces, while also growing the series’ mythology by introducing us to new areas of vampiredom, primarily a Nordic coven. This move also brings with it a degree of politicking among the vampires, which is kind of what I imagine a millennia-old secret society would be like. I mean, don’t expect House of Cards — it’s done at the level of the action B-movie this series is — but it’s kinda fun.
Read more here.

Plus a new review roundup that covered Charlie Bartlett, Florence Foster Jenkins, and Partners in Crime...

More next Sunday.