Sunday, 8 November 2015


Alan Davies: As Yet Untitled
3x01 I've Been Fingered By Captain Kirk
[Watch it (again) on Dave OD.]


The Little Mermaid (1989)
[4th or so watch]

this week on 100 Films

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

Justice League: The New Frontier (2008)
there are too many characters, and the film doesn’t always seem to know what to do with all of them. The array of cameos in minor roles is fine, and sure to please thoroughly-versed comic book readers, but it’s the main characters who are sometimes sidelined. In some cases, literally: Wonder Woman disappears off to her island after two scenes; the Flash retires early on; Superman gets sunk in the ocean at the start of the climax.
Read more here.

Spooks: The Greater Good (2015)
you don’t need to have seen the TV series to follow the plot, which is standalone in every aspect that seriously matters... However, a familiarity might help manage your expectations: The Greater Good feels like a wider-screen, (slightly-)bigger-budgeted version of the show, for good or ill. “Good” because, well, it should really, otherwise why call it Spooks? “Ill” because anyone expecting an action-packed thriller to rival Bond, Bourne, or Mission: Impossible will come away disappointed.
Read more here.

The Thief of Bagdad (1924)
the film really comes alive for its final hour... Here’s where the film’s real adventure lies, as we whizz through multiple fantasy landscapes, the thief battling monsters as he goes... This is also where most of the film’s famed special effects are to be found. So groundbreaking that they were analysed in scientific magazines at the time, they still have the power to enchant viewers the best part of a century later.
Read more here.

Plus two archive posts recapping 100 Films Year 1...

2007 In Retrospect
Read on for my five least-favourite films I’ve seen this year, and (more interestingly, I’m sure) my top ten — in a lovely countdown and all!
Read more here.

2007: The Full List
And so the end is here. Yes, finally this time! ... as we’ve reached the end, here’s the full alphabetical list of everything I saw, followed by some intensely interesting statistical whatsits.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.