Sunday, 14 April 2019


Game of Thrones: The Story So Far
With the eighth and final season starting later tonight, some two years on from the last season, I thought Sky's 90-minute recap of seasons one to seven might be useful.


Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018)
[#62 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]

this week on 100 Films

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

It Comes at Night (2017)
Described by Kim Newman in his Empire review as “existing between a Sundance and a FrightFest film”, which is a neat way of putting “arthouse horror”, this went down very poorly with many viewers, seemingly because it was mis-sold by its trailers. As someone who went in pretty much cold, however, I thought it was very good.
Read more here.

Samaritan Zatoichi (1968)
if you don’t worry about logical character behaviour too much, there’s an awful lot to enjoy in Samaritan Zatoichi. Such niggles hold it back from being amongst the series’ very best instalments, but there’s much else to recommend it, including likeable supporting characters, great fight scenes, and various other memorable set pieces.
Read more here.

The Silence (2019)
A horror movie in which the world is under attack from creatures who hunt and kill via sound, and we follow a family who attempts to survive by hiding in a remote farmhouse, aided by the fact they’ve all learnt sign language to communicate with their deaf teenage daughter. If you’re thinking “wait a minute, that’s a description of A Quiet Place,” you’re right. It’s also a wholly accurate summary of this new Netflix film. [In fact,] The Silence is based on a novel published in 2015, and filming began in September 2017... But while it’s not The Silence’s fault that A Quiet Place beat it to the punch, it is the film’s own fault that it’s not very good.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.