Sunday, 9 December 2018


Doctor Who
37x10 The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos [season finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Light the Fuse… Sartana is Coming (1970)
[#253 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018)
[#254 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

this week on 100 Films

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

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)
Entertainment is definitely the name of the game here, and to that end director Peyton Reed and the five credited screenwriters (including star Paul Rudd) set out to tickle various emotional responses. The most obvious one is, as mentioned, the funny — there are laugh-out-loud moments here, as well as a never-ending barrage of one-liners and comedic business. But it also takes time to be emotive and heartfelt.
Read more here.

Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle (2018)
a frustratingly imperfect experience. I believe it’s fundamentally a unique-enough variation on the material that it could’ve escaped the shadow of Disney’s film, but a few misguided creative decisions have dragged it down almost irreparably.
Read more here.

Sorry to Bother You (2018)
It felt like everyone was on about Sorry to Bother You early this year, after it was released in the US in July. It’s taken ’til now to make it to UK screens — I don’t know if that was a conscious delay, or if the outpouring of recommendations from critics and audiences on social media had something to do with creating demand for distribution. Anyway, it’s fortunate that, as a small movie, most of the discussion (that I saw) was about urging people to see it and not giving away the twist (naturally, this review is equally spoiler-free.), because it is indeed a helluva turn to come across unaware. As for the rest of the movie, well, I was less convinced.
Read more here.

February Review Roundup
- Being John Malkovich
- I Origins
- WarGames
Read more here.

More next Sunday.