Sunday 2 September 2018


Darkman (1990)
[2nd watch]
Rewatchathon 2018 #33

Sartana's Here… Trade Your Pistol for a Coffin (1970)
[#188 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

this week on 100 Films

Yesterday saw the start of a new month, meaning it was time for 100 Films in a Year to look back at the old one...

Plus, the past week also saw the latest TV review column...

And in regular activities, 3 brand-new reviews were also published...

The Hunt for Red October (1990)
they don’t make big-budget spy thrillers like this anymore, but maybe they should, because Red October’s qualities stand the test of time: its story is driven by well-drawn, interesting characters and an overall sense of suspense, rather than elaborate stunts or computer-generated effects. I like the latter too, but there’s room for variety in the cinematic landscape.
Read more here.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016)
What plays out is a solid plot, smattered with decent action sequences. Frankly, it’s nothing incredible, and you’d have reason to expect more distinctive work from a director of the calibre of Edward Zwick, but it’s still a good action-thriller.
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Seoul Station (2016)
Before he made zombie masterpiece Train to Busan, director Yeon Sang-ho was an animation director with several features to his name. So perhaps it’s not surprising that, to accompany his aforementioned live-action debut, he also helmed this animated prequel. [...] Like Train to Busan, Seoul Station revolves around a struggling father-daughter relationship — though this one’s of a very different sort. That’s apparent from the off, but to say too much more would be a last-act spoiler. Suffice to say, it all comes to a very dark, grim ending, with none of the redemption or hopefulness of the main film.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.