July was marked by me starting a number of lengthy posts analysing BR2049 that took up far too much time and nobody read. I got a third one nearly ready to go but never posted it. I figured I’d return to it sometime as I enjoyed doing them (any excuse to rewatch BR2049 is officially A Good Thing in my book), but it was taking too much time to justify, and besides, there’s sure to be actual books about it coming out soon or similar stuff up on the internet already. Surprisingly, really, I didn’t do too bad with new reviews in anycase:
Mission– French sci-fi must be an acquired taste, it was pretty sour to me. Funnily enough another Mars adventure, The First (which I reviewed a few days ago) was coming up that was much classier/serious than this silly nonsense- maybe my high evaluation of The First owes much to how daft this was.
How It Ends – An ironic title, as it turned out.
Calibre- Scottish Deliverance.
The Frankenstein Chronicles Season One– This was a great period horror series, I was a bit late catching up with it but glad I did.
Wind River – One of the best films I’ve seen this year, I think.
The Foreigner – A pretty fun, low-demand thriller that was more entertaining than I expected.
Resolution – This was fantastic, alongside its sequel/part two which follows next. A low-budget Lovecraftian sci-fi/horror that is genuinely disturbing and fascinating.
The Endless – Follow-up to Resolution, which it accompanies on Arrows excellent double-bill Blu-ray. Not quite as good as the first film, but really, both are better than most sci-fi films coming the mainstream route. Anybody who got a kick from Annihilation would enjoy these two.
Eight reviews then, two of which were tv shows that take longer to watch for obvious reasons. July also unfortunately marked the passing of author Harlan Ellison and artist Steve Ditko, both of which I wrote posts about. I also wrote my first 4K review, which was a rewatch of the first Deadpool movie. Busy month, all told.