Sunday, 3 March 2019


Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
[#30 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]

this week on 100 Films

After a few fairly quiet weeks at 100 Films in a Year, it's kind of a busy one! Firstly, now that it's March, my look back at February...

There was also my monthly TV review...

And 2 new film reviews were published too...

Green Book (2018)
White people tell black people all about racism (again) in this year’s surprise Best Picture victor... The reaction to Green Book has been an odd one. It was initially well received, winning the People’s Choice Award after its premiere at TIFF, and racking up acclaim from both critics (a Certified Fresh 79% on Rotten Tomatoes) and audiences (8.3 on IMDb, which places it 128th on their Top 250 list). But the more widely it’s been seen and discussed, the more the tide has turned, especially as a more diverse audience has come to it.
Read more here.

Serenity (2019)
Sorry, Browncoats — this has nothing to do with Joss Whedon’s sci-fi classic. But if you’re instead worried this might supplant that in the general consciousness, never fear: despite coming with the pedigree of a cast headlined by Oscar winners Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway (plus Jason Clarke, Djimon Hounsou, and Diane Lane), and a quality writer-director in Steven Knight (the man behind Locke and Peaky Blinders), this Serenity is a dud of epic proportions. I mean, the fact that, even with those names involved, it’s being dumped in the UK as a Sky Cinema Original should tell you something…
Read more here.

More next Sunday.