Sunday 22 April 2012


Special (2006)
[#40 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

this week on 100 Films

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

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Some people complained that Iron Man 2 had too little focus on its own story and too much stuff setting up The Avengers. I disagreed, but I’d consider levelling such a criticism at Cap. While it doesn’t do it so overtly as the second Iron Man, it feels at times as if it’s drawing together disparate threads from previous films in preparation for the team-up... Maybe the subtitle should’ve given that away.
Read more on my new blog or my classic blog.

La R├Ęgle du jeu (1939)
aka The Rules of the Game
it’s a farce, but also a drama, which clearly has Something To Say — I believe I read that Renoir said it’s intended to be more about the lifestyle and the time it’s set than it is about a story. That kind of idea can often lead to pretension, but here it works... I’m not sure how Proper Film Critics would feel about this link, but I felt a certain affinity for Gosford Park while watching.
Read more on my new blog or my classic blog.

I'm off to Cornwall for most/all of the next week, so it's quite possible there won't be any more reviews for a fortnight. We'll see.