Sunday 16 June 2019


Historical Roasts
1x02 Freddie Mercury
[Watch it (again) on Netflix.]


Untouchable (2011)
[#97 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]
aka Intouchables, aka The Intouchables
What Do You Mean You Haven't Seen...? 2019 #6

this week on 100 Films

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

Murder Mystery (2019)
The actual mystery plot is no great shakes — there are two glaring clues early on that give most of the game away, especially if you’re well-versed in watching murder mysteries and spotting such hints. That’s somewhat beside the point, though, because there’s enough fun to be had along the way to make up for it, and there are still some reasonable red herrings.
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Finding Dory (2016)
Nemo didn't desperately need a sequel, so I was worried this would seem like little more than an excuse to return to these characters. In fact, the plot actually works very well. Far from being a desperate stretch, it actually feels like a worthwhile development and follow-up from the first movie. Alongside the worth of the narrative, it's also just a lot of fun to watch
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Zatoichi Meets Yojimbo (1970)
as the title indicates, the main guest star for this film is the lead character from Akira Kurosawa’s films Yojimbo and Sanjuro, played by the great Toshiro Mifune. I don’t know if that was a deliberate move to mark the series’ 20th movie or if they weren’t even conscious of the milestone, but it certainly feels like it was meant to be a special occasion. “Meant to be” being the operative part of that sentence, because the result is sadly one of the least enjoyable entries in the series so far.
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Review Roundup
O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000)
Allied (2016)
American Made (2017)
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More next Sunday.