Tuesday, 28 April 2009


2x05 (27/4/09 edition)
Sean Hughes may as well have stayed at home; Reginald D. Hunter was as brilliant as ever. A well deserved win for the Blue team this week -- Rufus' first of the series!

Mad Men
2x10 The Inheritance
A rare thing: this episode contained a scene in which I actually liked Pete Campbell. Gasps all round. Does this make me a bad person?

The Speaker
1x07 Episode 7
Duncan's improving, though he managed to cancel that out with a depressingly religious speech. I'd still rather anyone but him stayed in. I hope to God he isn't the winner...
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Hoping It Might Be So: Poems 1974-2000 by Kit Wright
Short Afternoons (1989) (pages 80-95)


Rashomon (1950) by Cal
(from Heroes of the East)
Nice review.

Review of X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) by Nick de Semlyen
(from Empire)
Short summary: "oh dear".

new review at 100 Films

Anne Frank Remembered (1995)
this Oscar-winning documentary exposes the ‘untold story’ of Anne Frank. [It] reflects on Anne herself, and what it uncovers is not always positive. Such an honest approach could be contentious, but its attempt to uncover the truth — rather than paint a false saintly picture — is admirable... an essential companion piece to one of the most famous and important documents of the Second World War.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 14 new films in the review pipeline at 100 Films, not to mention two shorts, a film I've previously seen, and an alternate cut. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.