I do like a list, hope you do too! Here’s what has been watched in October 2018.
Mr Inbetween the Australian black comedy drama about a hitman was absolutely brilliant. A real hidden gem, dig it out for a watch. Frustratingly only 6 episodes in season one but a real novelty being 25 minutes episodes. All killer no filler.
I rinsed through Killing Eve a binge worthy BBC drama. I liked it’s quirkiness.
Daredevil is back. The best out of the Netflix Marvel series by far and season 3 is looking incredible so far. Up to episode 6 and absolutely love it. No binge watching this time, gonna savour this season.
I always gotta check into new South Park. The Catholic priest episode was so insanely hilariously wrong.
Don’t ask, I’ve been there from the beginning, it’s a guilty pleasure, it’s the final series, I’ve had to endure it! Hehe can’t be many left watching The Last Ship, sometimes it’s good to have some rubbish to watch.
That’s the TV, here’s the movies.
17 films this month and a total of 191 this year
456 since the start of the blog in January 2017.
5 Fingers (1952) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.8
James Mason plays a spy game between the British and the Germans in this WWII thriller. It’s an excellent film which I wished I could do a post for.
An Inspector Calls (1954) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.5
My son Kofi has been studying it at school for his GCSE’s. So I joined him in watching the slightly gormless face of Alastair Sim as he interrogates the room in this J.B. Priestley penned story.
Three Identical Strangers (2018) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.8
This documentary film really intrigued me. If it wasn’t for all the footage I wouldn’t have believe it. If you get a chance to see it, you must, it’s very good.
Last Holiday (1950) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.6
After watching An Inspector Calls I looked into what else J.B. Priestley had wrote. Seeing Alec Guinness name pop up, well it was no brainer.. Wolfie write up here.
Remember (2015) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.4
Two old Jewish guys Christopher Plummer and Martin Landau hunt down a Nazi responsible for the death of their families at Auschwitz. Mr Plummer is sublime. Once it gets going this film really pulls you in. Some very touching moments. Very recommended.
The Raid: Redemption (2011) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.6
I can only give this film top marks. It sets out to do what it wanted and the results are electrifying. A tour de force in action and tension. Saw it twice at the cinema, again on Bluray and this time introducing it to my son Kofi for an action flick and a pile of pork chops. Perfect.
The Desperate Hours (1955) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.6
Suspenseful house invasion film with Humphrey Bogart leading a trio of convicts. I loved it, see why if you wish on my Wolfie write up here.
Detective Story (1951) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Brilliant precinct set police drama from director William Wyler and starring Kirk Douglas and Eleanor Parker. Another I wish I had time to do a post on. The drama draws you in and of course Kirk is awesome.
Murder on the Orient Express (1974) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.3
My three way look at MOTOE and Poirot. This one was the all star cast directed by Sidney Lumet and starring Albert Finney as the Belgian detective All a bit fun, have a pop on over if you would like. Wolfie write up here.
Murder on the Orient Express (2010) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.9
David Suchet dons the tash in this TV version of the Agatha Christie novel. My favourite of the three I watched back to back. Wolfie write up here.
Murder on the Orient Express (2017) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Kenneth Branagh braves a giant tash to keep his face warm during a snow drift. Will it affect his detective skills? Wolfie write up here.
Sunshine (2007) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.3
I watched this when it first came out. It ticks all the right boxes for me and it’s a brilliant film! until it’s totally spoilt by a ridiculous addition to the plot at the hour mark. Felt it had been long enough to revisit it. I still felt the same.
The Guilty (2018) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Very well acted suspenseful Danish drama all set in a police emergency call center. The drama is all focused on one cop, Jakob Cedergren, as he tries to help a caller. An excellent drama.
It was yet another fun month, any goodies in there you have seen and liked? Thoughts, recommends etc always welcome.
Keep watching the screens. Thanks for having a gander. Michael Wolfster