Category Archives: Films & Television

Darkest Hour (2017)

This film gained our attention when we caught one of its trailers in the cinema and of course as a serious film it went on to be nominated for several Oscars. I’m not sure we would have been interested in this ordinarily but we had a free evening in KL recently and as I knew that this was only shown in a limited number of places in Malaysia, we took the opportunity to watch it.

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Buddha Mountain (2010)

We currently watch so many films that occasionally we do forget that we’ve already watched something. This is one of those times. Neither my wife nor myself could remember watching this but it seemed familiar as we started watching it. Oddly enough, I do definitely remember watching the earlier and better known Lost in Beijing by the same director and also starring Fan Bingbing. Still, this must have been before I started writing about films extensively and I like to think that my ability to properly evaluate and appreciate cinema has improved since then so rewatching it was fine.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966)

So this is another classic that I never got around to properly watching before this. As my wife noted, even if you don’t know this film you definitely will know the score by Ennio Morricone, iconic as it is. This film is officially the final part of the so-called Dollars trilogy directed by Sergio Leone and starring Clint Eastwood. But this is by far the most famous and successful of the three and it’s not as if continuity matters so I picked it to watch first. I definitely will get around to watching at least the first film at some point however.

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