|Father Brown (2013-2017)|
The series started in 2013 and has thus far run to 60 episodes, I haven't watched in any particular order and have a fair few more to catch up on.
|The Way Back (2010)|
I read the book this was based on many years ago - The Long Walk by Slavomir Rawicz - highly recommended if you get a chance to check it out. The film is good but not as compelling as the prose. I like Colin Farrell and Ed Harris. I'm not that familiar with Saoirse Ronan and I haven't seen too much of Jim Sturgess - only One Day a year or two ago.
|Apple Tree Yard (2017)|
My older daughter suggested watching this one and I'm not going to argue with the Princess. It was kind of uncomfortable viewing. Difficulties in a marriage, an affair, sex in public places, lies, secrets, deceit... and then it all goes wrong. Four episodes, so not too much of a commitment to keep up with it. I recognised a few of the leads in this by face, but not by name. I've not read the book and probably don't need to now.
I do like Tom Hardy and I'm enjoying seeing Nick Nolte acting as he gets older. My kind of film here......a few bruising punch-ups in an MMA tournament. Nolte is the recovering alcoholic who did his family multiple wrongs during his drinking days. Both his sons have serious issues with him and each other. Interesting back-story to both brothers - Hardy was an ex-Marine who went AWOL, but
saved some of his fellow Marines in an of extreme heroism. He's fighting to raise money for the family of one of his fallen comrades. Joel Edgerton - his estranged brother is a Physics teacher, who moonlights as a bouncer to try and stave off foreclosure on his house. He upsets his concerned wife by getting back in the cage. Another hit from Hardy in my book.
|In a Lonely Place (1950)|
I fancied this one when it popped up on TCM a while back, having read the book of the same title by Dorothy B. Hughes. Enjoyable enough, but is it just me or does the acting in these older films seem a bit hammy and OTT? I won't claim to be Humphrey Bogart's biggest fan. A surprise finish indeed.