What’s Been Watched This Month – October 2018

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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.

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17 films this month and a total of 191 this year
456 since the start of the blog in January 2017.

Night People (1954) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Gregory Peck and director Nunnally Johnson kicked this month off with neat little Cold War drama. Wolfie write up here.

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.

Society (1989) – Wolfman Rating 6 – IMDB Rating 6.5
Ridiculous cult film, find out why over 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.

Mr. Majestyk (1974) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 6.8
The all-star Video Store Action Heroes are back together for another round. This time Charles Bronson films. Wolfie write up here.

Pickpocket (1958) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Director Robert Bresson brings us a portrayal of a French pickpocket. . 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

10 thoughts on “What’s Been Watched This Month – October 2018

  1. A prolific list Mikey. I’m glad you liked Killing Eve. I loved it. I hope I can dig up Mr. Inbetween somewhere. I love the hitman troupe.
    I’m going to search out Pickpocket, The Raid: Redemption, and Remember. Thanks.

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    • I kinda wished they had wrapped things up in KIlling Eve though. Would of been a great way to have ended the series. Feels like now it will get dragged out… Mr Inbetween was on FX. It’s really just 6×20 minute episodes. You get a really fast paced film out of it. It features some really hilarious dark humour.

      Remember is very good, I liked that a lot.
      PS trust me have something to hand to squeeze when watching The Raid…. It’s insanely intense….
      Thanks Pam, hope you enjoy your picks.

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    • Superb performance from Plummer. Had a feeling you would pick that one out what with being from your motherland. What a great named director “Atom”. You can see the reviewers having a field day with a headline if any of his film didn’t do well? LOL

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  2. I enjoyed Killing Eve too– Jodie Comer’s acting is a nasty delight, she had me cackling quite a few times.
    Seeing as you loved The Raid movies (as much as I do), try The Night Comes For Us on Netflix, just watched that and easily one of the best action movies I’ve seen in ages. Be warned it’s super bloody!

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    • Jodie was superb and I liked Kim Bodnia a lot too. He was great in The Bridge. And Sandra Oh as Eve added to the quirkiness. Really enjoyable.
      Oh thank you for the tip on The Night Comes For Us. That sounds like a weekend of action is sorted. Good to get those Netflix subs paid for too. Thanks for the warning too 🙂

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  3. I watched the 1974 version of Murder on the Orient Express. Agatha Christie keeps you guessing with lots of suspects and clues. The big reveal was a surprise and one of the great twist endings. Finney is good but I guess David Suchet is the definitive Poirot!
    I enjoyed the first part of Sunshine (2007) just I felt it went off the rails. Scientists making elementary mistakes to further the story is a lazy plot device. Nice film score and at times beautiful images. I don’t think TV does the movie justice, I might have rated Sunshine higher, if I’d seen it on the big screen. I really want to watch The Raid.

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    • Apologise for the late reply. The twist ending was spectacular and I think that’s what made the Branagh shine a bit higher for me than most peoples ratings as it was the first time in seeing it being revealed.
      Yes you so right Chris the soundtrack in Sunshine was superb, was amazing on my soundsystem. Bass was a rumbling nicely. Such a shame that as soon as it’s new plot device is added bang on the hour mark it just went stupid and I just didn’t care for it anymore. The images looked fantastic.
      Enjoy the Raid and then set your sights on The Raid 2. Both as good as each other just different scope/budget. Both intense x100!

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