Sunday, 11 May 2014


Pointless Celebrities
6x09 Eurovision Special
Or, according to the BBC's blurb, "a special celebrity crime edition" (no really, go check it out). But it was actually a Eurovision-themed one, including Pointless' very own entry, Nul Points.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

Three new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, all under one banner...

Tom Conway as the Falcon, Part III
A summary, linking to the following reviews:

The Falcon in San Francisco (1945)
I’m not sure whether to give in San Francisco points for its intricate storyline or admonish it for being so darn confusing. At least it makes for a different kind of mystery from the usual whodunnit styling of the series
Read more here.

The Falcon's Alibi (1946)
It’s darker than usual fare for the series, bordering on the noir-ish. There’s still the usual Falcon charm and comedic antics of Goldie to lighten the mood, but they feel bolted on to the core of a slightly grimmer tale
Read more here.

The Falcon's Adventure (1946)
a terribly generic title for a film that isn’t the series’ very best, but is a solid upper-end instalment. They’re mostly quite formulaic films, but Adventure gets the mix right with some good sequences and gags.
Read more here.

Also, new to the new blog...

The New World (2005)
Slowly paced and beautifully photographed, this is about as far from Disney’s telling of the story as you could get. This is not a bad thing, as the pace and photography combine to make for a serene unravelling of story and mood.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.