Sunday, 24 March 2019


2x08 Childish Things
+ the second audio commentary on episode seven, by actors Powers Boothe and Garret Dillahunt.

I'm going to be away from home for most of next week, so my Deadwood viewing will have to take a brief hiatus. At time of writing HBO still haven't scheduled the new movie, so there should be plenty more time for me to finish the series before that comes along.

Death in Paradise
8x04 A Different Story
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

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

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
Normally I’d explain the plot round about now, but, frankly, I can’t be bothered. It entirely spins out of what transpired in the first movie; having not seen that since it was in cinemas over two years ago, I frequently struggled to keep up, scrounging around in my memory for the ins and outs of a story I didn’t realise I needed to thoroughly revise. That’s to say nothing of all the other stuff it dregs up from the depths of Harry Potter mythology.
Read more here.

Sanjuro (1962)
I found it more readily enjoyable than Yojimbo. It’s got a straightforward but clever plot, plenty of funny bits that don’t undermine the rest, and some decent bursts of action.
Read more here.

Zatoichi and the Fugitives (1968)
The fugitives provide quite the challenge for Ichi, almost defeating him at one point. Naturally, our hero comes out on top in the end: spurred by righteous anger, his final-act slaughter is even more brutally efficient than normal. Having been shot and nearly killed in his first attempt at a climactic showdown, Ichi ain’t messing around the second time. Well, they have it coming. They’re a vicious lot, happily slaughtering innocents on practically anyone’s say-so, at one point even coming this close to murdering a baby. Indeed, this is quite a tonally dark instalment of the series.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.