Sunday, 20 January 2019


Glass Was Always Building Toward This Ending
by Richard Newby (from The Hollywood Reporter)
An interesting (but super spoilery) reading of Glass and the Eastrail 177 trilogy.

this week on 100 Films

It was time for the monthly sidestep into the world of TV this week on 100 Films in a Year...

As well as which, 5 new reviews were published...

Glass (2019)
Want to see Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson face off again in a film that’s fundamentally Unbreakable 2? That’s not an unreasonable hope, but Glass is as much a sequel to Split as it is to Unbreakable, perhaps even more so. Certainly in tone, Glass has more in common with the slightly-pulpy, almost-B-movie style of Split than it does with the quiet, characterful mode Unbreakable operated in. That first film was a Drama, all about believable people coping with their personal issues, whereas the two follow-ups are much more genre movies. That said, they’re still genre movies that have been filtered through the unique mindset of this particular writer-director — don’t expect a great deal of easy satisfaction here.
Read more here.

Godzilla: The Planet Eater (2018)
There have been some interesting ideas tucked away in this trilogy, both in how it reimagined the kaiju and their mythologies, and in the brand-new stuff it attempted to introduce with the alien races and their beliefs. Unfortunately, that promise has been lost under unengaging characters, poorly defined relationships, and the kind of philosophising you might expect from a Sixth Form student.
Read more here.

Blindspot Review Roundup
Quick review of:
- The 400 Blows
- Big Fish
- Strangers on a Train
Read more here.

More next Sunday.