The end… July 28, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, 2014, "100 Films...", year-end summaries , add a comment
I think it’s the point to call time on updating this blog with my latest posts.
Almost everyone else seems to have abandoned FilmJournal entirely at this point, and with the front page no longer updating on new posts, there seems little point in using it as a ‘promotional tool’ (if there ever was).
If for some reason you were still coming here for my latest missives… well, you must be familiar with being linked through to my new site (I still call it “new” — it must’ve been a couple of years now?), so it shouldn’t be too much of a shift to just go straight there instead.
It’s a shame to let go of FilmJournal. It’s not completely goodbye, because I’ve still got tonnes of reviews archived here… though I have begun a dedicated process of moving them over. That’ll take until at least this time in 2015, I think (if I start slipping, it could be 2016)… and even after that, there are comments archived only here — so I guess I’ll never feel fully gone… until some takes the site down, and all our old times with it.
Cheerio, FilmJournal — you had a nice (if small) community at your height, and we had a good run.Documentary, Horror, 2014, 5 stars, British films, true stories, 2010s , add a comment
Learning lessons from history. And gory horror films.
The Raid (2011) July 11, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Crime, 2014, 4 stars, world cinema, 2010s , add a comment
In which I explain why this Asian actioner is less like Dredd, more like Mamma Mia.
The UK TV premiere is tonight at 10:55pm on Film4.
Journey into Fear (1943) July 7, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Film Noir: Classic, 2014, adaptations, 3 stars, 1940s , add a comment
Presumably the title of this Orson Welles-guided picture refers to working with Hollywood studios.
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) July 4, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Action, Sci-fi, 2014, 2 stars, Adventure, 2010s , add a comment
“Does it suck or what? I mean it’s like a bad sci-fi film.”
June 2014 + 5 Most Acclaimed Silent Movies July 1, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Editorials, 2014, progress reports, silent films , add a comment
We’re halfway through the year, so let’s celebrate — with my biggest June ever!
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976/1978) June 30, 2014Posted by badblokebob in : Drama, Thriller, Crime, 4 stars, 1970s, alternate & director's cuts, Film Noir: Pre/Post/Neo/etc., 2013 , add a comment
I still have almost half-a-dozen reviews left to post from 2013, so here’s one of them — John Cassavetes’ “idiosyncratic thriller”.