Sunday, 24 March 2013

this week on 100 Films

Three new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Conan the Barbarian (1982)

I watched the film in two halves, and while the first almost bored me (to be blunt, I fell asleep halfway through; though it wasn’t wholly the film’s fault), the second was more entertaining. The first is episodic, a series of near-disconnected sequences telling Conan’s life story. Towards the middle, the last few of these coalesce into a series of events that drive the film into a proper narrative

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Meet the Parents (2000)

Some may find it too cruel, but there’s a requisite soppy ending… though I can’t be alone wishing Stiller abandoned Polo and her awkward family.

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The Raven (2012)

Dark and gruesome with the killer having a clear line to follow in his murders? Wannabe Se7en, see. Unfortunately, it doesn’t follow up on that notion too well. Screenwriters Hannah Shakespeare and Ben Livingston don’t seem to know what to do with Poe’s tales, so there’s no rhyme nor reason to the killings

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No old reviews new to the new blog this week, so see you next Sunday.

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