Another single-week entry! Well now, isn’t my film watching going smashingly.
Some might say I’ve been generous with the five-star ratings of late — four in the last two weeks, compared to a total of six in the 29 weeks before it. Maybe I have. There aren’t any to be seen this week, though that doesn’t mean I haven’t seen any good films. In fact, some only fall slightly short.
Another thing you’ll notice this week are reviews of the original Star Wars trilogy. This is the first time I’ve seen them in a ridiculously long time; certainly more than five years, possibly as many as ten. It’s all part of a little Star Wars weekend I’ve had — watch out for a 100 Films special (yes, I have specials now!) about it in the next few days.
It would be pretty hard to beat the massive eight new films I saw last week… and I haven’t. But five new ones, plus all six Star Wars films (three reviewed here), is far from bad going. And, obviously, adds up to more in total.
I say five news ones — that’s not strictly true. You see, we begin with a slight oddity this week: I actually saw Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix a couple of weeks ago… and then completely forgot to review it! So, technically, it belongs in an earlier entry, with a lower review number… but that’s far too much hassle, so I’ve just put it here instead. I’m sure no one will mind.
#79 C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America
#80 Pan’s Labyrinth
#81 Stranger Than Fiction
#81a Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope (DVD Edition)
#82 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
#82a Star Wars – Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (DVD Edition)
#82b Star Wars – Episode VI: Return of the Jedi (DVD Edition)