Films and TV programmes I've watched

Some notable things I've watched since I started this blog, along with ratings and, where I've written them, reviews.

Films and Series.

Films

Avengers: Infinity War
5/5
Film     IMDB
The best movie to come out of Marvel Studios. Snobs will dis Marvel stuff of course, but this is one of my favourite movies of all time.
Don't Look Up
4/5
Netflix Film   Review IMDB
A parody (maybe) of our current society. Definitely worth watching.
No Time To Die
4/5
Cinema Film     IMDB
A fitting and thrilling end to Daniel Craig's run as James Bond. I still think Skyfall was Craig's best Bond movie, though.
Birdbox
4/5
Netflix Film   Review IMDB
Well-acted and well-executed. The film grasped the essense of tense horror.
Avengers: Endgame
4/5
Film   Review IMDB
I love the Marvel stuff but felt this left itself too much to do. Better on the second viewing (and I upgraded the rating to 4.0).
A Quiet Place Part II
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
In some ways it's just another monster movie, but it has something about it. I liked it.
Collide
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
Entertaining action movie starring Nicholas Hoult, Anthony Hopkins and Ben Kingsley. Worth a watch.
The Little Things
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
Dark cop thriller with Denzil washington and Rami Malik. I liked it.
Anna
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
Think Atomic Blond with a smattering of Red Sparrow. Entertaining action flick.
Promising Young Woman
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
I rarely like things that are BAFTA nominated, but this was on point. Powerful and sad. Stars Carey Mulligan.
The Silencing
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
Dark and mood film about a former hunter who has lost is daughter. I enjoyed this.
Equalizer 2
3.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
Pretty good action movie. Denzel Washington does a good OCD version of Robert McCall.
The Hunt
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
To start with, this has the look of something the like of which you've seen before. But there's a bit more too it than that.
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
3.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
I enjoyed it but found it hard to rate. In some ways it's not typical Tarantino.
The Girl in the Spider's Web
3.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
Good movie, but the Scandanavian originals are better.
The Invisible Man (2020)
3.5/5
Film     IMDB
A good take on this old classic. Very tense but perhaps 20 minutes too long.
Focus
3/5
Film     IMDB
One of those light but pleasant films. A conman/woman story starring Will Smith and the delightful Margot Robbie.
The Eternals
2.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
It's okay, like, but it didn't do much for me.
Birds of Prey
2.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
Meh. Some decent acting but the film didn't really float my boat.
Hunter Killer
2.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
Okay if you have nothing better to do, but it missed the mark in many areas.
Villains
2.5/5
Film     IMDB
A generous 2.5 here. Allegedly a comedy-horror, but I think it's stretching the definitions of both comedy and horror. It's okay I suppose.
Great White
2/5
Film   Review IMDB
A promising concept that ultimately fails to deliver.
In The Tall Grass
2/5
Netflix Film   Review IMDB
A promising concept that ultimately fails to deliver.
Mandy
2/5
Film   Review IMDB
I like bizarre and psychedelic but this didn't really work.
Locked In
1.5/5
Film     IMDB
Poor story, wooden acting. This is one to miss.
Wonder Woman 1984
1.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
Shockingly bad. Give it a miss.
Serpent
1.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
You'd have to be really, really bored to watch this.
The Fast and The Furious 8 (The Fate of The Furious)
0/5
Film   Review IMDB
Ye Gods this needs burning.

Series

Stranger Things
4.5/5
Netflix 1-3 Review IMDB
The best television I've seen in a decade. It does take time for it to get under your skin, though. You need to push through until it does, but then you'll be hooked.
Ozark
4.5/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Gripping thriller with some fantastic characters. Everyone's a baddie, just pick the ones you sympathise with most.
Hawkeye
4.5/5
Disney+ 1   IMDB
For my tastes this is the best of the post-Endgame Marvel series' so far. I wish there had been more than 6 episodes.
Mare of Easttown
4.5/5
Sky 1   IMDB
Awesome series. It's dark and gritty and Kate Winslet is fantastic in the lead role. I hope there's another series of this.
The Queen's Gambit
4.5/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
Excellent show. Don't be put off by this being about chess; if you like a good story and good drama, you'll like this. Anya Taylor-Joy is fantastic in the lead role.
Lucifer
4.5/5
Prime/Netflix 1-5   IMDB
Thoroughly entertaining; good concepts, good storylines and good humour.
Jessica Jones
4/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Watched this for a second time. Gritty and dark. JJ is grumpy superhero with loads of character flaws.
WandaVision
4/5
Disney+ 1   IMDB
If you're looking for a Marvel fix after Endgame, this should serve. You'll wonder what on Earth is going on for the first few episodes.
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
4/5
Disney+ 1   IMDB
More of the original MCU and I like it.
Star Trek: Discovery
4/5
Netflix 1-3 Review IMDB
It has taken over from The Next Generation as my favourite Star Trek.
Sex Education
4/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
I really enjoyed this, but 6th form wasn't like this my day. Stars Gillian Anderson.
Messiah
4/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
A great story. Disappointingly, Netflix don't have the balls for a second series.
Daredevil
4/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Marvel, but a dark, gritty and brutal version of it. Vincent D'Onofrio is awesome as baddie Wilson Fisk.
The Sinner
3.5/5
Netfix 4   IMDB
This is a mixed bag. Series 1 is excellent, series 3 is poor and the other two series are above average. Bill Pullman stars.
The Flight Attendant
3.5/5
HBO/Sky(UK) 1   IMDB
Thriller starring Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory). Very watchable indeed.
Away
3.5/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
The trip to Mars this is about is often incidental to the drama surrounding the characters. Pretty good. Stars Hilary Swank.
Devs
3.5/5
BBC 1   IMDB
Tech and quantum mechanics. Right up my street, this one.
Salvation
3.5/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Meteor heading for Earth drama. This was on the cusp of 4 stars - an intriguing watch.
Designated Survivor
3.5/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Fate makes last politician standing Kiefer Sutherland the US president. Worth a watch.
Travelers
3.5/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Entertaining time travel romp.
Lost In Space
3.5/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Danger Will Robinson! Enjoyable remake of the 60s classic. Series 2 and 3 are particularly exciting.
Snowpiercer
3.5/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Post-apocalyptic thriller. It starts getting properly good in series 2.
In From The Cold
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
Fairly entertaining romp. Probably didn't need the sci-fi elements.
Witcher
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
It's okay, fairly entertaining but not outstanding.
Jupiter's Legacy
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
Another dark and moral-questioning superhero outing. It's fine and I'd hope it improves from 3 stars in series 2.
Lupin
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
French series about a 'gentleman burglar' that's quite entertaining.
The Umbrella Academy
3/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Entertaining and funny sci-fi/superhero romp.
Better Than Us
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
Russian series about androids, which is not as bad as it sounds.
The Boys
3/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
Gritty take on the superhero genre. This is probably what it would really be like if we had superheros.
Altered Carbon
3/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
I enjoyed this sci-fi series more than my rating suggests, it just went on a bit too long.
Titans
2.5/5
Netflix 1-2 Review IMDB
It’s okay — plenty dark and plenty gritty — but, I dunno, DC just isn’t as gripping as Marvel.
Warrior Nun
2.5/5
Netflix 1   IMDB
I can take it or leave it, despite being in love with Alba Baptista.