Thursday 27 September 2012


6x43 (11/5/12 edition)

Wallander [film series]
Sidetracked Part 1 (of 2) (aka Villospår)

For those not in the know, this is what we (well, I) call "the other Swedish Wallander", despite it being the original screen iteration of the character. Having finished the 26 films staring Krister Henriksson in the role, BBC Four aired some of these Rolf Lassgård-starring adaptations from December 2010 to January 2011.

They promised more later that year, but clearly someone got distracted (probably by The Killing and co) and it took them until July 2012 to air some more. They're also thoroughly out of sequence: having started with the sixth they moved on to the eighth, back to the seventh, then the ninth (and final) one, and here we have the fourth (to be followed by the fifth).

This one was made in 2001 but looks cheaper and older, so goodness knows what the first three (made between 1994 and 1996) look like -- maybe that's why they've not shown them. Anyway, it's all suitably grim and European… and for some reason has its credits in German. Goodness knows.


Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)
[#81 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]


JK Rowling's The Casual Vacancy: Review round-up
by Mayer Nissim (from Digital Spy)

After the single review yesterday, here's... well, it says, doesn't it.