Friday, September 30, 2022

Viewings: September 2022

Which is worse; 2022's continuous cinematic dreck, or all the wretched S.O.V vintage titles I watched in September? The all important question which had this humble blogger's brain short-circuiting like Landru in Star Trek.

Fatih Akin's The Golden Glove was my favourite discovery this month. An excellent film that I would have imported already if the pound hadn't flatlined.

More recent films that didn't go out of their way to annoy me and just tell a good story were Jean Luc Herbulot's Saloum which I posted about, and Joseph Kosinski's Top Gun: Maverick turned out half decent; with those great aerial combat scenes.

Had taken forever, but I finally completed my 101 G.O.A.T British Films List this month.



Bunny Lake is Missing (Otto Preminger, 1965)

The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (Martin Ritt, 1965)

Neither the Sea Nor the Sand (Fred Burnley, 1972)*

The Last House on Dead End Street (Roger Watkins, 1973)

Seizure (Oliver Stone, 1974)*

Slade in Flame (Richard Loncraine, 1975)*

Emanuelle and the White Slave Trade (Joe D'Amato, 1978)*

The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978)*

Thirst (Rod Hardy, 1979)

Crimes of Passion (Ken Russell, 1984)*

Hard Rock Nightmare (Dominick Brascia, 1988)*

Streets of Death (Jeff Hathcock, 1988)*

Nemesis (Albert Pyun, 1992)

L.A. AIDS Jabber (Drew Godderis, 1994)*

Red Lips (Donald Farmer, 1995)*

The Necro Files (Matt Jaissle, 1997)*

Duck! The Carbine High Massacre (William Hellfire & Joey Smack, 1999)*

The Golden Glove (Fatih Akin, 2019)*

Bodies Bodies Bodies (Halina Reijn, 2022)*

Jikirag (Alexander J. Baxter, Leigah Keewatin & Jessica Moutray, 2022)*

The Munsters (Rob Zombie, 2022)*

Nope (Jordan Peele, 2022)*

Saloum (Jean Luc Herbulot, 2022)*

Three Thousand Years of Longing (George Miller, 2022)*

Top Gun: Maverick (Joseph Kosinski, 2022)*



Romper Stomper - Season 1 (Geoffrey Wright, 2018)*

Cobra Kai - Season 5 (Josh Heald, Jon Hurwitz, Hayden Schlossberg, 2022)*

The Queen's death on every channel (2022)*


* First time viewings.


Dada Debaser Notes:

  • Finally got off my arse and sat back down again to watch The Shout. First impression; I thought it was just ok, but it has marinated a bit more favourably for me since then.
  • Ken Russell's Crimes of Passion has this amazing neo-giallo quality to it at the start of the film, but it derails into relationship drama territory; almost ruining it for me. Kathleen Turner and Anthony Perkins are very memorable in it, however.
  • Rewatched The Spy Who Came in From the Cold for what's undoubtedly one of Richard Burton's finest performances. Feeling relieved that I picked The Iprcress File over it, however. John Le Carré's material just goes over my head at times.
  • Aussie horror, Thirst has aged like fine wine.
  • George Miller completely wasted his time and mine with that genie movie.
  • Can thoroughly relate to Daniel Kaluuya looking completely disinterested in Jordan Peele's latest film, Nope. Such an overrated and boring film.
  • There is no way Rob Zombie's The Munsters cost $40M to make. Terrible film, regardless.
  • Did not expect to find a condom in one of my blu-ray purchases this month.


Kelvin Mack10zie said...

That condom should come with an MGP emoticon. The Thirst looks/sounds right up my Ramsay Street.

Glad you enjoyed Slade In Flame and the Romper Stomper series. Did you like The Shout?

Stuff I watched:

Blind Date
G.I Joe: The Movie
Spirited Away
Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead
Funny Pages

Ghosts season 4
The Capture season 2
Frozen Planet II
Only Connect

The BBC just about redeemed itself with those shows after a fortnight of becoming Mournhub.

Spartan said...

Speaking of Ramsay Street, I briefly spotted Madge Bishop as Tilda Swinton's neighbour in Three Thousand Years of Longing.

Thought The Shout was just decent, but it's kind of grown on me since I've had time to process it all. Alan Bates is really good in it, and it's fun seeing him completely take over John Hurt and Susan Hampshire's lives. The bloke who plays the vicar is a hilariously bad actor in it.

What did you think of Wyrmwood? Watched its sequel earlier this year and I thought it was a waste of a great premise, tbh.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Really liked Wyrmwood. Bummed to hear the sequel sux.

I need to rewatch The Shout again meself. Saw it years and years ago on telly long before I'd ever heard of Deep End.

Good old George Miller giving the Aussie soap legends some late-career work.

Spartan said...

YouTube link for The Shout in my previous comment.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


And R.I.P Mrs McCluskey 4 real. I binged a bunch of old Grange Hill episodes on Britbox during lockdown 3.0 and they hold up well.

Spartan said...

Myjah looked a bit like Mrs. McClusky; especially with that curly barnet.

Used to think secondary school would be hell, because of Grange Hill. Gripper Stebson had to be one of the most notorious school bullies ever created.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Ah, Myjah.

Remember Gripper's female equivalent Imelda Davis? She made Heather Chandler look like Betty Finn.

Spartan said...

I remember her mate, Georgina a lot more. After googling them both, they were in a gang called The Terrahawks, apparently. ☺︎

Also, did you know the actress who played Heather Chandler died of a brain tumor back in the day?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I didn't. Shit, R.I.P to the O.G Mean Girl.

Spartan said...

Definitive 80s mean girl, for sure.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

You seen Kermode & Mayo's World Cup of Horror Flicks draw?

Spartan said...

Those are really tough matches. Aren’t they all being decided via votes on Twitter, though?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Oh, I missed that bit. Great idea inevitably ruined by Twitter opinionz plebs.

Spartan said...

If only Elon bought it and burnt it all to the ground.

Was a bit gutted House of Mortal Sin was on Talking Pictures the other night, but I missed it.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Any good? The only thing I know about that flick is that Stephanie Beachham is in it.

Spartan said...

Pete Walker film about a murderous priest. Not seen it ages, but I remember it being very good though.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Will add it to my Talking Pictures catch-up list.

Spartan said...

Just checked and it's on their site. Will do the same, been meaning to revisit that film for some time.