Sunday 17 December 2017


Hidden Figures (2016)
[#170 in 100 Films in a Year 2017]

this week on 100 Films

It was time for a TV review this week on 100 Films in a Year...

Plus there were 4 brand-new film reviews...

The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
As someone who still feels new to Wes Anderson’s world and is working through his oeuvre in a roundabout fashion, I don’t necessarily disagree with the sentiment that it's a lesser work on Anderson’s CV. If you want to find out what’s so great about Anderson, there are certainly other places to start.
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Hotel Chevalier (2007)
a kind-of-prequel, kind-of-Part-One to The Darjeeling Limited. It’s probably best remembered for... Natalie Portman’s ass... because oh my God you get to see Natalie Portman’s ass... I don’t know how much it has to offer outside of setting up part of The Darjeeling Limited. Unless you just want to see Natalie Portman’s ass, of course.
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The Terminator (1984)
The more mediocre movies you see, or even just “quite good” ones, the more you realise how perfect the great ones are — and The Terminator is a great movie. It’s full of superb sci-fi ideas, well-directed action sequences, quotable dialogue, and memorable characters — not least the instantly iconic title role.
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Your Name. (2016)
If you’ve not heard about Your Name then… well, where have you been for the past year? It was a colossal hit in its native Japan during the back end of 2016, spending 12 weeks at #1 to become the fourth highest-grossing film of all time there... Critical acclaim has followed as it’s been released around the rest of the world too, hailing writer-director Makoto Shinkai as the new Miyazaki. It’s hard to imagination higher praise for an animator... So when I finally sat down to watch it this week it had a bit of weight on its shoulders — at this point it runs the risk of being a victim of its own hype.
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More next Sunday.