Sunday 16 October 2011


Downton Abbey
2x04 Episode 4
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

How to Win in the Den
Episode 2 The Art of Negotiation (of 4)
That being the Dragons' Den (as I mentioned last time), obviously.
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

5x34 (13/10/11 edition)
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Battle Los Angeles (2011)
[#86 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]
You may think it's called Battle: Los Angeles, as that was on all the posters and reviews and DVD covers and stuff, but no, no colon to be seen anywhere in the film itself.

That Touch of Mink (1962)
[#87 in 100 Films in a Year 2011]

this week on 100 Films

2 new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Cameraman: The Life & Work of Jack Cardiff (2010)
My overriding memory of the documentary is of a slew of beautiful-looking films, some well known and others not, but every one jumping onto want-to-see lists thanks to what’s shown here. Which just demonstrates how deserving Cardiff and his work are of a dedicated feature film of this quality.

Sucker Punch: Extended Cut (2011)
had I seen Sucker Punch in cinemas, would I feel the same way I do now? Would those big omissions have obscured the thematic depth I believe is there? To put it another way, how much do the changes really add? ... I do think Sucker Punch has been underrated. It’s not the masterpiece I hoped it might be when I first noticed the themes Snyder was (consciously or not) tapping in to, but do I think it’s a lot better and more interesting than most gave it credit for.

More next Sunday.