Here’s what the ole Wolfensteiner had been watching in September 2019.
Top Boy has been my binge watch of September with it’s tension filled gritty portrayal of drug gangs fighting turf wars within the housing estates of London. Interlocking deeply told stories intensifies the drama alongside all the explosive violence and dread.
First you need to watch the two four part original series before you hit the new series. Both on Netflix with the older series titled Top Boy “Summerhouse“. First broadcast in 2011 on Channel 4. Unjustly cancelled but out of the blue resurrected by Netflix. The story continues and picks up with the original cast and a bigger direction. As a whole the three seasons are an incredible journey and very recommended.
Bill Burr – Paper Tiger. One of my favourite stand up comedians is the brilliant Bill Burr. I’ve been a massive fan since I watched his first stand-up special Why Do I Do This? in 2008. Now eleven years on I’ve watched or listen to just about everything he’s produced from his Monday Morning Podcast to his Uninformed radio show on with Joe DeRosa to seeing him live in London. He’s almost part of the family to be honest. Been there with him with his dog, his girlfriend, his marriage and then baby daughter. Paper Tiger is another brilliant unique look at the world through Bill’s rage. It’s the inner voice we all have but he can vent it so well for us.
14 films this month and a total of 167 this year
659 since the start of the blog in January 2017.
The Way Ahead (1944) – Wolfman Rating 8 – IMDB Rating 6.9
A good old fashion bit of British WW2 propaganda and all round great piece of drama written for my part in The World War II Blogathon hosted by Cinema Essentials and Maddy Loves Her Classic Films. This link is for my Wolfy Write Up Here
Anatomy of a Murder (1959) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 8
Top quality courtroom drama from director Otto Preminger. With James Stewart in his usual top notch form. So many great scenes as the lawyers battle it out but one really stood out for me. When George C Scott keeps slowly moving to block Stewart’s eye line with his witness. It’s a wonderful acted scene to watch.
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) – Wolfman Rating 7 – IMDB Rating 7.6
Crazy as a bag of frogs action packed Keanu Reeves sequel which we’ve come to expect from this bonkers franchise. So much action, and killing that to be honest actually became a bit boring if that is even possible? Not as good as the last two parts IMHO but still ace.
Gaslight (1940) – Wolfman Rating 10 – IMDB Rating 7.3
I was totally absorbed with this clever little drama. What with it’s age and the history that went with it I just couldn’t stop thinking about it. Wolfy Write Up Here
Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) – Wolfman Rating 6.5 – IMDB Rating 6.8
After reading this great article about Ray Bradbury on the fab blog Laughter Over Tears I just had to go watch the film. I’d been meaning to for sometime. And what fun it was. Wonderful fantasy and mystery thriller as Jonathan Pryce wanders around town in his top hat spooking everyone. Helped along the way by the lovely Pam Grier. Meow!
Team America: World Police (2004) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.2
Of course it’s scary the kids are getting older but the best thing is I now get to show them the more adult world of my movie favorites. Team America is ridiculously good fun, still. Definitely wide eyed looks and they tried to compute what the hell was going on. Then the giggles and laughs began and I slowly nodded to myself.
Union Station (1950) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 6.8
I wasn’t expecting too much from this title. However they chuck a whole heap of good stuff at you and I was truly entertained. I really enjoyed this one. Wolfy Write if you wanna know more?
The Third Key (1956) – Wolfman Rating 7.5 – IMDB Rating 7.1
Jack Hawkins is a detective with Scotland Yard. It’s a really good mystery drama as we follow Jack around trying to decipher the case. I’d been waiting ages to see this and really liked it but maybe my exceptions had run wild and it wasn’t as good as I’d hoped. Though I’d happily watch it again.
Clerks (1994) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 7.7
I’ve always loved Kevin Smith’s debut film. A wonderful cult classic. I introduced it to my daughter and it was lovely discussing it. The day in the live of Dante and Randal went down well. Lots of laughs.
Scarlet Street (1945) – Wolfman Rating 8.5 – IMDB Rating 7.8
Brilliant film noir with Edward G Robinson. Well worth watching if you haven’t seen it. Here’s a my Wolfy Write Up for a gander if you wish.
Rebecca (1940) – Wolfman Rating 9 – IMDB Rating 6.9
Finally got to Alfred Hitchcock’s version of the Daphne Du Maurier novel courtesy of a gentle kick up the jacksy by the excellent film blog Diary of a Movie Maniac. No point me reviewing it when he’s done such a great write up. Check it HERE
Hammerhead (1968) – Wolfman Rating 6 – IMDB Rating 5.1
Of course you can have a NY Italian in MI6. Vince Edwards fits in well to the James Bond style shenanigans. You’re welcome to read what I thought over on my Wolfy Write Here.
Just realised I have to pull my movie watching finger out! I try to get in 250 movies a year. I’ve got three months to get 83 or more films in before New Year 2020! The Christmas holiday should help up the movie quota.
Inside secret, well haha it isn’t a secret at all but I did in fact see 5 other films this month but I so wanna do posts on them. So they will get added to next months selections.
Any goodies in there you have seen and liked? Thoughts, recommends etc always welcome if you fancy too.
Keep watching the screens. Thanks for having a look to see what’s been watched. All the best……… The howling one, Mikey