Sunday, 30 September 2018


Part 3 Having a Day
[Watch it (again) on Netflix.]


Before Midnight (2013)
[#205 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

+ half-hour behind-the-scenes documentary After Before

this week on 100 Films

It was time for another TV column this week over at 100 Films in a Year...

Plus, 2 brand-new film reviews...

Happy Death Day (2017)
a high-concept slasher movie that could be described as Groundhog Day meets Scream via Legally Blonde. Normally those kind of “X meets Y” descriptions give a general sense of tone or some coincidental similarities, but if you could put those three films in a blender, Happy Death Day is almost certainly what would come out. But while there’s no doubt that it is derivative, that doesn’t mean it’s not entertaining.
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
a mix of overwrought melodrama, plausible real-life horror, and mature psychological thriller. It’s really driven by the acting of the two leads. Joan Crawford gets a less showy role, having to play it straight as the reasonable, sensible older sister... Bette Davis, on the other hand, is allowed to cut loose. She starts the film batty and only gets less mentally stable from there. It’s quite an extraordinary performance
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More next Sunday.