Monday, 31 August 2009


1x02 The Stolen Child
In which there are lots of pretty shots of the countryside, a decent twist in the whodunnit, and Gerry Driscoll gets his much-deserved comeuppance. Hurrah!
(The series was original screened in Ireland as three two-parters in January 2007, January 2008 and April 2009, but ITV are showing them all as one series of three films.)
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]


Doctor Who Exit Interview: David Tennant + Russell T. Davies by Richard Metzger
(from boingboing)
OK, it's a video, not an article, but it's journalism so that's kind of the remit of this section. Anyway, this is a nice nearly-20-minute piece interviewing Tennant and RTD together about their feelings and experiences as they leave Doctor Who.
I'm normally annoyed by video interviews online -- I'd much rather skim through a transcription thanks -- but these two are so personable, and have such a great rapport when put together, that it's a joy to watch. Some good questions are asked, though there are several that are sadly absent (for example, Tennant is asked if he'd return in the future, but RTD isn't asked if he'd like to write for the show again).

new review at 100 Films

A Few Good Men (1992)
courtroom dramas primarily depend on two things, even more so than most films: the quality of the writing and the quality of the performances... Camerawork, editing, music and the rest still have their part to play, but without the underpinning of good writing and good performances the technical attributes are merely fighting to cover for significant shortcomings. Fortunately, A Few Good Men has those underpinnings.

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.