Last Week’s Films (16/04 – 22/04)

Day of the Dead : Bloodline (Hector Hernandez Vicens, 2018)

Watched this out of morbid curiosity and it was bloody dreadful. Ropey acting, daft plot and incredibly strange-acting zombies. I’m not really one for watching bad films for ironic enjoyment, so I couldn’t even get that out of it. Stick with the original. 3/10

Night Train to Munich (Carol Reed, 1940)

A wartime thriller set just as World War II is about to break out, the Nazis kidnap a Czechoslovak scientist working on a new type of bomb as well as his daughter, and a British secret service agent goes undercover in an attempt to recover them for the British war effort. The film is well-paced and not too overbearing with comedic touches to add a bit of levity, particularly from the characters of Charters and Caldicott (who I recognised from a similar film of that era, The Lady Vanishes). There’s a nice set-piece at the end involving a cable car, and the dialogue is always interesting and keeps the plot moving along nicely. The chemistry between Rex Harrison’s secret agent Dickie Randall and Margaret Lockwood as the scientist’s daughter Anna Bomasch also works extremely well, with the supporting roles such as the various Nazi officers or aforementioned Charters and Caldicott also contributing nicely to the overall picture. 7/10