Sunday 25 November 2012


1001 Things You Should Know
1x06 (19/11/12 edition)
The most irritating quiz show contestant of all time, and he becomes the first to get on three editions?! Bloody typical.
[Watch it (again) on 4oD.]

1x03 Lone Gunmen

2x18 Boom!
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

Dave's One Night Stand
4x02 Patrick Kielty
Seems I missed the first episode of the series. It starred Al Murray. Can't say I'm fussed.

2x06 Codename: Citizen Lame


Moonfleet (1955)
[#91 in 100 Films in a Year 2012]

this week on 100 Films

Two new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, both of biographical documentaries...

Bill Cunningham New York (2010)

What he actually is, more than a “fashion photographer”, is a documentarian, recording how people choose to present themselves to the world, both as individuals and how that translates en masse. Fashion may seem like a meaningless, arbitrary, frivolous thing to afford such time to, and I’d have no argument against Fashion being called exactly that. But fashion — the actual clothes we wear in our actual lives — is something a good many people spend a good amount of time obsessing over; it’s how they choose to represent themselves in the world, how they indicate what they’re like as a person, how they show which groups or types of people they align with. We all do it, even if it’s not a conscious choice. Surely that’s worth recording?

Read more here.

Unauthorized: The Harvey Weinstein Project (2011)

Briefly covering his upbringing, to better set in context what follows, Unauthorized tells the story of how Harvey and his brother Bob took their success as concert promoters and applied the techniques to the movie business, moving from simply buying and distributing foreign and indie films, to actually producing them, in the process revolutionising the American film industry for a decade or two.

Read more here.

And also new to the new blog was...

Gambit (1966)

With the Colin Firth / Cameron Diaz remake in cinemas now, it seemed a good time to re-post my review of the Michael Caine / Shirley MacLaine original. I don't know what the remake's like (not that good, according to what I've seen), but this is wonderful.

Read my review here.

More next Sunday.