Sunday, 28 November 2010


The Armstrong & Miller Show
3x02 Episode 2
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Beauty and the Beast (1991)
[4th or so watch]
Or The Special Edition of Beauty & the Beast, as the credits would have this six-minutes-longer version (adding a new song) which I'm not sure if I've seen before or not. So I've yet to decide if it counts in 100 Films (as an 'a' film, of course); depends whether I feel like writing about it or not, I think.
(Last time I watched the film in any form, incidentally, was August 2008. I think it was on (*shudder*) VHS.)

this week on 100 Films

3 new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

It Happened Here (1965)
depicting a 1940s Britain under Nazi occupation [using] a dramatic narrative, as opposed to faux-documentary, to show off their vision of an occupied Britain... shot in grainy, handheld black-and-white with a rough-round-the-edges feel that gives it the air of documentary even when it’s undoubtedly scripted and performed.

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996)
it’s a bit like a DVD commentary, except instead of people involved with the film recounting anecdotes or academics offering analysis, we have people taking the piss out of it... The experience is very much like watching a movie with some mates when you’re in the mindset to take the piss out of the film.

Panic in the Streets (1950)
not a particularly film noir-y film noir. That’s not a problem, just an observation. There’s still a criminal underworld, a (slightly) downtrodden hero, criminal wrongdoings, some shadow-drenched photography, and a smattering of other traits that do place it within the genre, but it’s not a textbook example.

More next Sunday.