Sunday, 6 March 2011


1x06 Episode 6
There are flashes (brief, brief flashes) of really-quite-good-ness in Outcasts... but most of it is just unremittingly poor writing, be that implausible dialogue or hole-riddled plotting. Still, only two episodes left.
[Subject yourself to it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

South Riding
Part 2 (of 3)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

Top Gear
16x06 (27/2/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

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

The Four Musketeers (1974)
this second effort has less action, which could be fine, but more importantly it’s less fun. In and of itself such a statement doesn’t make it bad, but it consequently fails to fulfil the promise of the first film. It’s also a little more ramshackle… Considering Three Musketeers has a kind of endearing scrappiness to it, that a similar factor becomes a negative point here either means they took it too far or there was a certain luck to the first film hanging together.

The Three Musketeers (1973)
Where to begin? The action, I suppose. It’s loaded with the stuff. It puts later movies — from eras when we’re more accustomed to non-stop, regularly-paced action than the ’70s — to shame with its barrage of sword fights. And if you think they’d all be the same and become repetitive, you’re dead wrong.

I do stick with alphabetical on this, but it feels silly now.

Anyway, there's also the February update this week.

More next Sunday.