Monday, 17 August 2009


Pitt to play Holmes villain Moriarty? by Simon Reynolds
(from Digital Spy)
At first this sounds like one of those random, baseless casting rumours that always does the rounds but never comes to pass, but if you read the details in the article it begins to sound surprisingly definite.

Robert Downey Jr to play vampire Lestat? by Marcell Minaya
(from Digital Spy)
This, on the other hand, is just rumour-tastic.

Zatoichi: The Blind Swordsman
(from The Digital Bits)
While sadly incomplete (and based on the "page created: 12/19/03" and "updated: 6/13/06" labels, it shall forever remain so), this is a nice overview of the Japanese Zatoichi film (and TV) series -- kind of a Japanese James Bond... in that it's a long-running popular series about one character, not in that it's a contemporary spy action/thriller.

new review at 100 Films

Stand By Me (1986)
it’s a paean for childhood, with the adult perspective and the ‘lost age’ setting of the ’50s succinctly highlighting the nostalgic spirit. To be precise, it’s not so much reflecting on “childhood” as on “growing up” — the choices that are open when young that either disappear with time or, for whatever reason, become closed off.

Read the full review at 100 Films.

There are currently 15 films in the review pipeline at 100 Films. As ever, updates here as and when they're posted.