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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
4.5/5
Film     IMDB
The best movie to come out of Marvel Studios.
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.
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.
Avengers: Endgame
3.5/5
Film   Review IMDB
I love the Marvel stuff but felt this left itself too much to do. Better on the second viewing.
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.
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.
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.
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 Flight Attendant
3.5/5
HBO/Sky(UK) 1   IMDB
Thriller starring Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory). Very watchable indeed.
Jessica Jones
3.5/5
Netflix 1-3   IMDB
Entertaining Marvel adventure with good characterisations.
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 1-2   IMDB
Danger Will Robinson! Enjoyable remake of the 60s classic.
Snowpiercer
3.5/5
Netflix 1-2   IMDB
Post-apocalyptic thriller. It starts getting properly good in series 2.
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.