Thursday 18 January 2018

Lately I've been watching.....

A few more TV and film recommendations... or not, as the case may be.

Previous post with more, HERE

Dunkirk : film.  

Needs no explanation.  Stars Mark Rylance, Fionn Whitehead, Aneurin Barnard, Kenneth Branagh, and, oddly, Harry Styles from One Direction.  Fabulous, we watched it in total silence.

5 big huge golden stars

Damnation : TV Series

Set in 1930s Depression in American midwest, drama/thriller about feuding brothers and evil bankers trying to force eviction of farmers.  Stars Logan Marshall-Green (lush!) and Killian Scott.  Jolly good!

4 stars

Horace and Pete 

Web series starring Steve Buscemi, about two brothers running an Irish bar.  Tragi-comedy, takes the form of a play.  Very funny, obviously!

4 stars

The Fast and the Furious: Film series, starts in 2001

Recently watched all these wonderfully preposterous car chase/action films, which were far better than I thought they'd be.  Stars the lovely Paul Walker who died during the making of #7, and Vin Diesel, who I really liked.  Great fun, terrific escapism.  I liked #2 and #5 best.

4 stars.

Hard Sun : pre-apocalyptic thriller, TV series.

Woman cop with issues and male cop with secrets discover that the world is going to end in five years when something weird happens to the sun.  Murky characters try to stop them letting the cat out of the bag.  Interesting side-stories, nicely left open at the end for possible 2nd series?

3.5 stars

Jigsaw: film

Horror, starring Tobin Bell.  Utterly clichΓ©d, predictable rubbish, hackneyed plot, appalling acting.

1 star


  1. Hi Terry - Dunkirk is exceptional. Brilliant filming, casting and film. The others I haven't seen ... just enjoy them all as the whim takes you - cheers Hilary

  2. We watched Dunkirk - So brilliant we watched it again. Highly recommended.