Sunday, 19 May 2013

this week on 100 Films

A busy week has delayed my regular weekend round-ups, but here's one now...

So, just one new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week...

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
I have much more I could have said about The Dark Knight Rises, but damn I’m fed up with still having films from 2012 on my to-do list! A fuller piece may well accompany a re-watch in the future.
Read more here.

But there were quite a few new to the new blog...

The Damned United (2009)
I have no idea if Sheen’s Clough is anything like the real man — though, based on form, I imagine he’s spot on — but it’s an outstanding performance regardless. Effortlessly charming on first encounter, [but] the cocksure and awkward-to-work-with man beneath the charismatic veneer is gradually revealed.
Read more here.

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)
a different kind of war film. While it seems to have been promoted as the story of the battle for Iwo Jima, it’s more about the experience of three men, both on the island and upon their return to America
Read more here.

Funny Face (1957)
Funny Face has Audrey Hepburn falling in love with someone old enough to be her dad. Fortunately, there’s enough other entertaining stuff going on to keep us distracted from that fact.
Read more here.

Letters from Iwo Jima (2006)
Companion to Flags of Our Fathers, and widely considered the better of the two, showing the same battle from the Japanese perspective.
Read more here.

Righteous Kill (2008)
It’s dull. Properly dull — not slow, not measured, not leisurely — just dull. Director Jon Avnet tries to spice things up occasionally with some swishy camerawork or editing [but] it doesn’t work; if anything, it makes it worse.
Read more here.

The Social Network (2010)
The Social Network sounds like it should be awful — Facebook: The Movie? What?! — but it’s actually brilliant.
Read more here.

Thumbsucker (2005)
It's so good that all I can remember about it is that I've seen it.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.

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