Sunday 31 March 2013


The Good Life
2x05 Mutiny

The Mentalist
5x15 Red Lacquer Nail Polish
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]


The Debt (2010)
[#37 in 100 Films in a Year 2013]

Or The Debt (2011), depending on your source. Why can no one agree on these things any more?

this week on 100 Films

One new review was published to 100 Films in a Year this week...

Prometheus (2012)

Ridley Scott’s not-an-Alien-prequel-honest Alien prequel is nothing if not divisive, with critics and fans alike declaring it to be a revelatory masterpiece, irredeemable faux-profound slop, and every point on the spectrum in between... It’s not a good film, but it’s kind of a fascinating one.

Read more here.

Also this week, a relatively massive 7 reviews were re-posted to the new blog...

Bringing Up Baby (1938)

it’s a little awkward to start with while one warms to Hepburn’s anarchic character, and it drags its heels a little through the middle, but by the time we reach the final act — when an array of characters and situations collide in a manic run-about too intricate to describe here — it all pays off marvellously.

Read more here.

My Neighbour Totoro (1988)

It doesn’t whack you round the head with its impressiveness, but instead sneaks up on you with the realisation that it’s a beautiful work.

Read more here.

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

This used to be IMDb's 43rd best film ever. Now it's 112th. Even back in 2007 I thought it was a bit buzz-y...

Read more here.

Son of Rambow (2007)

The two pre-pubescent boys have to carry the film, but thankfully are up to the task (even if their names being Bill nd Will and one of the characters being called Will (the one that’s played by Bill) make remembering them outside of the film a bit of a minefield).

Read more here.

Tales of the Black Freighter (2009)

The story itself is a bit slight. It barely runs 20 minutes once you take off credits at either end, and even at this length feels a little drawn out.

Read more here.

Watchmen (2009)

incredibly faithful to its source material (some notable tweaks and omissions aside), but while some have loved it for this, others have viewed it as weak or pointless. Perhaps some of the complaints about faithfulness stem from the fact that we’re actually unused to seeing faithful superhero adaptations

Read more here.

Watchmen: Director's Cut (2009)

Whatever you thought of Watchmen after the theatrical cut, this extended version is likely to change your opinion no more than any other re-viewing would. That said... this is the superior cut of the film.

Read more here.

More next Sunday.