Sunday 11 September 2011


5x06 (5/9/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
Part One Return to the Circus [2nd watch]
Part Two Tarr Tells His Story [2nd watch]
I was feeling a bit dozy when I watched this the first time, so as it's so complex a second go seemed appropriate. It's really very good y'know.

this week on 100 Films

Just 1 new review was posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, and it was...

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (3D) (2011)
I have no idea if this was a 3D post-conversion or shot for real, but it doesn’t matter — it’s dull. Either things are too dark to matter, or it just doesn’t pop in the way you’d like. A couple of sweeping scenery shots aside, it offers no benefit. 3D is a gimmick and all about spectacle, but it’s a gimmick On Stranger Tides doesn’t engage with, in the process showing it lacks spectacle.

More next Sunday.