Monday, 4 May 2009


Have I Got News For You
37x02 (1/5/09 edition; uncut repeat)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


In Bruges (2008)
[#22 in 100 Films in a Year 2009]


Deja View by Darren Bignell
(from LOVEFiLM)
"Ever noticed how a film of a certain specific type will emerge, and before you know it, there's another on the self-same topic coming out too? Often separated by only a matter of weeks? It happens more often than you'd think..."
This is a phenomenon I've oft noticed, though here the well-known examples (Armageddon/Deep Impact, Antz/A Bug's Life) are accompanied by some more obscure (who knew Top Gun or Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves both had twins?), and some which stretch it with release dates a year (or more) apart. Interesting read though.

new review at 100 Films

Big Nothing (2006)
Across its running time — and mostly in the opening half-hour — Big Nothing jumps wildly from mundane comedy to confidence scam thriller to black comedy to geeky spoof... It does settle down however, improving immensely once it gets on with telling its (still loopy) story and stops trying to impress with flashy tricks.

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.