Sunday, 6 September 2020


Anand (1971)
[#201 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]

Ikiru (1952)
[#202 in 100 Films in a Year 2020]
As part of Blindspot 2020, a leftover from WDYMYHS 2019.
+ Alex Cox’s 15-minute introduction on the BFI DVD, over half of which is a Kurosawa biography rather than specifically about the film

Apropos of nothing, these are both films about men dealing with a terminal cancer diagnosis. (After watching Anand I read that it was partly inspired by Ikiru, so that planted the seed of choosing to watch the latter.)


Imploding the Mirage by the Killers

I've not read any full reviews, but I get the impression this has been the Killers' best-received album for years, and I'd agree -- even though I've only listened to the last two recently, and they did grow on me, I instantly enjoyed this a lot more than either of those. I'm not entirely sure about standout tracks yet, but my initial favourites are My God, Caution, Lightning Fields, and the title track.

this week on 100 Films

The big news at 100 Films in a Year this week was a special announcement...

In regular business, a new month began this week, so it was time to look back at the old one...

There was also a new TV column, packed to bursting...

And there were even 4 new film reviews, too...

The 100-Week Roundup X
- Lost in the Space
- Skyline
- April and the Extraordinary World
- I Kill Giants
Read more here.

More next Sunday.