Sunday 5 May 2019


Bad Times at the El Royale (2018)
[#75 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]

The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
[3rd watch]
Rewatchathon 2019 #17. It wasn't deliberate, but it is quite neat that I've had another month-long pause between these.

this week on 100 Films

A new month began this week, so it was time to look back on the previous one at 100 Films in a Year...

Also this week, there were 2 new reviews...

Ice Age (2002)
I first and last saw it sometime shortly after its original release, but all I could remember was enjoying it well enough. Well, all that is probably because it’s not as good as the best of Pixar or DreamWorks. It’s amenable enough, but it lacks the sharpness of concept, dialogue, character, and story that makes those movies truly memorable. I can see why I remember liking it but couldn’t recall much else.
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Snowpiercer (2013)
it’s a pretty out-there, not-at-all-plausible premise, but just go with it and the film has rewards aplenty. If you want to get intellectual, the train’s societal structure and how it’s maintained offers an allegorical commentary about class divides and the interdependence of the oppressed and the oppressors. But if that sounds a bit heavy, the film wraps it up in a pulse-pounding action thriller, dressed up further with mysterious backstories ripe for exposing and an array of memorable performances
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More next Sunday.