Sunday 9 September 2012


The Great British Paraorchestra

London 2012 Paralympics
Day Eleven
Closing Ceremony

That's it! Shame it came to end with a glorified Coldplay gig, but hey, the sport stuff was good. Whatever will we do now?

[Watch archived coverage, including the closing ceremony, on Channel 4's Paralympics site.]

this week on 100 Films

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

George Sanders as the Falcon
Reviews of the first three films in RKO's crime-adventure series: The Gay Falcon, A Date with the Falcon, and The Falcon Takes Over, the last of which is the first screen adaptation of a Raymond Chandler novel (Farewell, My Lovely, to be precise).
Read more here.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)
Thematically it boils down to a man vs nature parable; about how we mistreat it, but also how we think we’re so far above it. Some of these themes may seem obvious, but they’re not overly spelt out — no one stands around bemoaning experimentation on animals, or lamenting man’s hubris in not taking the ape threat seriously enough.
Read more here.

And new to the new blog...

It's All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
If you’re into dance music/clubbing/Ibiza/etc, then this film is definitely aimed at you. As for the rest of us normal folk… well, to be honest, it’s actually a fair bit better than I was expecting!
Read more here.

The Outrage (1964)
If you’ve ever seen Akira Kurosawa’s classic Rashomon, the opening minutes of The Outrage will leave you in no doubt that you’re watching a Hollywood remake... But don’t mistake this effort for a thoroughly pointless rehash — though it can’t better the original, The Outrage has much going for it.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.