Sunday 11 August 2019


4x06 Episode 6 [season finale]

3x01 They're Back, Aren't They?
3x02 The One with the Baby Carrot
[Watch season 3 (again) on Prime Video.]

Who Dares Wins
11x09 (14/7/18 edition)


Road to Zanzibar (1941)
[#110 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]

this week on 100 Films

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

Zatoichi Meets the One-Armed Swordsman (1971)
The tragedy extends as far as the ending, which is both frustrating and poignant. “If we’d understood each other’s words, we wouldn’t have had to fight,” says each of the men… except, er, they did have a way to understand each other, thanks to the bilingual boy. Have a sword fight first, ask questions later, I guess. But anyway, it’s frustrating because they didn’t need to fight (they were both good guys!), but it’s poignant because their basic natures, compounded by misunderstandings, meant they did fight — and because they fought, one of them had to die. It’s a damn good fight, mind
Read more here.

Live by Night (2016)
Affleck is a decent director, and, actually, a quite like him as an actor too… in the right kind of roles. I’m not sure he’s got the range necessary for this part, however. His character is a conflicted, contradictory man — he genuinely has a good heart, but he’s often prepared to put it aside to do bad things; but, at other times, that moral compass gets the better of him. It’s a tricky line to tread and make believable, and Affleck’s performance is too monotone to convincingly portray it.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.