Sunday 12 August 2018


Skyfall (2012)
[3rd watch]
Rewatchathon 2018 #30

Apparently I haven't watched this in five-and-a-half years (or, at least, haven't watched it in full -- I feel like I must've seen some of it in that time, surely). In fact, I didn't even watch all of it tonight -- I caught it on TV once it was already a little way in. Maybe I'll rewatch it 'properly' sometime soon.


Synthesis by Evanescence

Only just found out about this album. I used to be a big fan of Evanescence back in the day. Now... well, I quite liked this. I wasn't sure the first time, but I've already listened to it a couple of times and it grew on me.

this week on 100 Films

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

When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
Written by the queen of the romcom, Nora Ephron, When Harry Met Sally is almost a deconstruction of the genre: its titular protagonists are just friends, but (the film asks) can a man and a woman ever be ‘just friends’? It perhaps feels like a dated question today, when almost 30 more years of gender equality have pushed heavily towards the answer being “yes, of course”, but that doesn’t matter for two very good reasons: first, the film still stands as an insight into the nature of relationships in the ’80s and ’90s; and second, it’s just a really good film.
Read more here.

Zatoichi and the Doomed Man (1965)
The eleventh film in the Zatoichi series is perhaps the first one that could legitimately be described as bad. It’s not outright terrible, but the plot doesn’t hold together very well, and there are only a couple of redeeming scenes.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.