Tuesday 20 September 2022


Broken Blossoms (1919)
[#59 in The All-New 100 Films in a Year Challenge 2022]

And that finally completes the Decades portion of my New 100 Films Challenge. It started off as the easiest category to do (almost any film I watched counted — I completed 58% of it in January alone), but as it went on it became a bit harder. Turns out I don't watch many films from the 1950s (that took until May), and even fewer from the 1910s — which I knew, and is the kind of reason the category exists.

On the bright side, the very next film I watch that doesn't fit into another category can be a Wildcard for this one, because any film released in "a decade" counts!


Return to Monkey Island

Regular readers (are there any?) will know how much I've been anticipating this. It came out yesterday, but I was too busy with statey funes to play it. But I'd booked today off work in preparation, and so I spent about 5½ hours on it today — plus a bit more time reading some stuff on Twitter and forums to help mop up a couple of achievements I'd missed (I've got 13 out of 39 on my first day!)

I would've played even more, but I don't want to rush it too much — Monkey Island games hardly come along often; this is one to savour. But it's so good, so much fun, that I don't know how much I'll be able to draw it out. I already want to go play it some more...