Sunday 1 July 2012


5x07 Circle Us
I like Dexter's funny-punny titles. This isn't one. Boo. Still, good episode, and the trailer for next time looked incredible too.

Would I Lie To You?
6x09 The Unseen Bits [season finale]
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

No new reviews were posted to 100 Films in a Year this week, but it's July today and so the June update is now available. Exciting times.

I also added a few old reviews to my new blog. They were...

Double Indemnity (1944)
perhaps the archetypal film noir — unsurprising, really, when you have Raymond Chandler co-adapting a novel by James M. Cain. Present and correct are the femme fatale, dry-witted lead man, voice-over narration, shadowy photography, murder, cover-ups, investigations, twists…
Read more here.

Public Enemies (2009)
Mann continues his love affair with digital video, but here he pushes it to the limit: gone is any pretence of 35mm gloss, much of the film looking ungraded and featuring the fluidity of video’s higher frame rate. Some reviewers see this as progressive, bringing an unpolished documentary realism to a period setting. Others lament the lack of polish and glamour
Read more here.

Sword of Sherwood Forest (1960)
After the ‘origin story’ becoming the default setting for new versions of well-known heroes in the past few years, it’s quite nice to witness a tale that dives in assuming we know who Robin Hood, Little John, the Sheriff, and so forth, are... This allows the film to get on with its plot, such as it is — a bit of an excuse for an array of action and humour, mainly.
Read more here.

Note that Sword of Sherwood Forest is available on iPlayer to view and download, until 1:44pm today.

More next Sunday.