Sunday, 25 August 2019


Peaky Blinders
4x06 The Company [season finale]
[Watch seasons 1-4 (again) on iPlayer or Netflix.]


Viceroy's House (2017)
[#119 in 100 Films in a Year 2019]

this week on 100 Films

My TV column at 100 Films in a Year used to be pretty consistent, but I've kind of given up on that and just post it whenever now -- and, this month, that "whenever" was today...

Also this week, 5 new film reviews...

Aquaman (2018)
the plotting is mostly sub-Game of Thrones fantasy gobbledegook, attached to an Indiana Jones-inspired quest plot that sends this sea-based superhero to the Saharan desert. That’s just one reason the film stretches out to a mind-boggling 143 minutes (aka almost two-and-a-half hours). It does feel like several movies stitched together; like someone couldn’t quite decide whether they wanted to do “medieval fantasy but under the sea” or “a globetrotting Indiana Jones adventure”, so just did both at the same time.
Read more here.

Rampage (2018)
I don’t really care about all the video game-y stuff. I’m here because it’s a The Rock movie, and I tend to find his stuff pretty entertaining nowadays (as do many others — I bet he’s a bigger part of that $428 million than “based on a video game” is), and it’s about an ape, a wolf, and a crocodile who get mutated into giants and set about destroying Chicago. I mean, who doesn’t want to see that? (Yes, I know: well-adjusted adults who actually grew up.)
Read more here.

Free Love Freeway: A Final Roundup from Quentin Tarantino’s Sixties Movie Marathon
- Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice
- Cactus Flower
- Easy Rider
Read more here.

More next Sunday.