Sunday 3 May 2020


Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)
[#97 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

DC Showcase: Jonah Hex (2010)
[#96a in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

this week on 100 Films

It's once again time to look back over the past month at 100 Films in a Year -- and it's a record-smasher...

In other news, 2 reviews were published this week...

The Lunchbox (2013)
This week the world heard the sad news that the actor Irrfan Khan had passed away aged just 53. An award-winning film star in India, Khan also had a noteworthy presence as a supporting actor in Western films... I’d seen those films and noted Khan’s presence — he’s the kind of actor who turns up and elevates the film almost just by being there, bringing a depth and interest to even the smallest roles. But I’d never seen any of the many films in which he played the lead, so it seemed appropriate to turn to one of the most internationally acclaimed of his films in tribute.
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Zatoichi at Large (1972)
The 23rd film in the Zatoichi series is also the worst according to Letterboxd users, who rate it below even the ’00s spinoff, Ichi. But as with all things in this crazy, mixed-up world of ours, there are those who disagree: The Digital Bits give it a B+, which puts it in the series’ top half (to be precise, it makes it =7th, but with seven other films). You can add me to that (very short) list. It’s not an exceptional Zatoichi film by any means, but it is a middle-of-the-range entry, and a long way from the worst the series has to offer.
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More next Sunday.