Sunday, 19 December 2010




I did make a cocktail I'd never tried before, go out for lunch, and spent several hours on a train though, so I suppose that's experience.

this week on 100 Films

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

The Outrage (1964)
remake of Akira Kurosawa's classic Rashomon... the story is as fascinating as ever, not just for the fact it offers different versions of what happened but for what the protagonists feel the need to modify in their accounts -- after all, they're happy to confess to several crimes, so why obscure the facts in other ways.

Star Trek: Nemesis (2002)
The plot doesn't go anywhere fast. Attempts to liven it up with some action sequences often come off as tacked-on asides, while discussions about just who Picard's clone is and what he wants feel hollow -- of course he's a nasty piece of work, otherwise your film is completely villain-free!

More next Sunday (aka Boxing Day).