Sunday 29 April 2018


2x12 Love Handles
2x13 A Good Day to Die

Who Dares Wins
11x03 (7/4/18 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

Just 2 new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, but one was a big'un...

Avengers: Infinity War (2018)
like a massive comic book crossover rendered in live-action. You might think “of course it is”, but it’s not that long ago that this wouldn’t even have been possible (the CGI required is phenomenal), and even less time since it would’ve been considered profitable (remember when all superhero movies had to be “grounded”?) As much as it’s a familiar epic sci-fi action blockbuster, it’s also a new kind of thing to the big screen. There are pros and cons to turning that kind of narrative into a movie, but Infinity War is heavy on the former and relatively light on the latter. When it comes down to it, it’s just marvellous entertainment.
Read more here.

Geostorm (2017)
Some people, even including some filmmakers, seem to think critics and “pretentious” filmgoers slag off movies like Geostorm based solely on the genre or concept or some other fundamental characteristic. And, yeah, there must be some people who won’t give certain genres a fair shot; but that’s not widely the case, as the praise attracted by better blockbusters proves time and again. No, films like this get slagged off when they’re shittily made. Geostorm is shittily made.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.