Sunday, 27 August 2017


Designated Survivor
1x18 Lazarus


Eddie the Eagle (2016)
[#116 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]


Bringing Down the House by Ben Mezrich
Chapters 8-10

this week on 100 Films

Just 2 brand-new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Death Note (2006)
the Death Note is so all-powerful that there’s little drama in Light using it, especially as he isn’t morally conflicted himself — he’s sure he’s doing the right thing, despite people around him voicing their disagreement with Kira. The story therefore comes to focus on the battle between Light and L, a pair of self-proclaimed geniuses who work to constantly outwit each other. This is where the film begins to falter, because a lot of their supposed intelligence comes from leaps of logic designed to make them look clever.
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Death Note: The Last Name (2006)
Fundamentally, The Last Name resumes Light and L’s cat-and-mouse game in the same style as the first movie — in case you didn’t get it, near the start of the film their figurative chess game is represented by a literal chess game. This time there are the added complications of Light being on L’s team and the second Death Note being in play, which at least adds some variety.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.