Another month, another What I’ve Watched list, so let’s take a look back at the films and TV shows I’ve watched over the past month.
- Pitch Perfect 2 (2015)
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)
- Man of Steel (2013)
- Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
- Spectre (2015)
- Ride Along (2014)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie (1995)
Film of the month: Yet again, there’s so much here that it’s hard to choose just one film. First off, I absolutely adored Mad Max: Fury Road, from the spectacular action scenes, fascinating world and stunning camera-work, and I believe it absolutely deserved the six Oscar wins it garnered. Next up, and quite controversially, I really enjoyed Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice despite its critical mauling, mainly due to the brilliant visualisations of my favourite characters on the big screen. Sure, it is a bloated mess with a wafer-thin and messy plot, but as a DC fan I can safely look over that and still love it. Finally, is Pulp Fiction. My review of the film should be up by now, but if it isn’t I will just say now that it is ground-breaking, exhilarating and absolutely stunning. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, and it’s doubtful I ever will again, but for those 150 minutes or so I was well and truly hooked.
- Daredevil S2
- Ibiza Weekender S2 E6-8
- Game of Thrones S1 E2
- The People v. OJ Simpson E1-4
- Bordertown E3-4
- Family Guy S14 E3-4
TV Show of the month: Yet again, this one is an absolutely toss-up, because of the two new shows I started this month, I loved them both. I watched The People v. OJ Simpson first, and fell in love with Cuba Gooding Jr.’s fantastic portrayal of OJ, which is only compounded by David Schwimmer’s career-defining (I said it) take of Robert Kardashian. Sure, John Travolta isn’t great, but sharp writing, a deliciously grim tone and beautiful camera-work ensure this one is a smash hit. Finally, I ground through Daredevil season 2 in three days, and loved every second of it. Although the plot is a bit messy, the performances, action, characters and writing are so great that it simply didn’t matter. Charlie Cox is the Daredevil, and Jon Bernthal’s Punisher is so spectacular, and surprisingly moving. Such a strong second season ensures that Daredevil is now comfortably the best superhero TV show out there. Netflix, I thank you.