Sunday 23 June 2013


Agatha Christie's Marple
6x01 A Caribbean Mystery
A script from a well-known writer and a cameo from Ian Fleming seem to have been the catalyst for some even-classier-than-usual touches in this particular episode. Lots of lovely direction, especially during the rain-drenched final act (even if, earlier, some bits were terribly awkwardly staged), and a Bond-referencing score that was consequently delightful.
Bit unusual, but there's a surprisingly thorough promotional photo gallery to be found at the bottom of this review, which I mention because it contains some uncommonly good photos for just TV promo images.
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

7x04 Run

Would I Lie To You?
7x07 Episode 7
[Watch it (again) in HD on iPlayer.]

this week on 100 Films

No new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, but new to the new blog were...

Big Nothing (2006)
A long time before the credits roll it degenerates into a grab-bag of random incidents and twists strung together until the made-up-as-it-goes-along script hits something approaching a produceable page count.
Read more here.

Flight 93 (2006)
Oh dear.

The Other Film About United 93 is just that.
Read more here.

Runaway Train (1985)
taken as a straight-up high-concept action-adventure, Runaway Train has an awful lot going for it. And if you want to get pretentious about it, well, it might just support that too.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.