Sunday 9 November 2014


1x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on ITV Player.]

this week on 100 Films

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

The 10th Kingdom (2000)
Said story takes place in both present-day (well, turn-of-the-millennium) New York and the fantasy world of the Nine Kingdoms... the place all our fairytales come from — the part of the narrative set there takes places “almost 200 years” after the “Golden Age”, when the events we know from stories actually happened.
Read more here.

John Dies at the End (2012)
Based on the cult novel by editor David Wong, John Dies at the End is a bizarre horror-fantasy that defies easy explanation or summary.
Read more here.

A Late Quartet (2012)
Set in the rarefied world of classical music performance, A Late Quartet charts the fallout among the members of a highly-acclaimed New York string quartet when their leader (Christopher Walken) announces his impending retirement.
Read more here.

Space Battleship Yamato (2010)
A live-action adaptation of the popular, influential and long-lasting anime franchise... Set in a future where Earth has been ravaged by alien assault, a nearly-defeated humanity... set off on a last-ditch mission to save mankind.
Read more here.

Plus three were new to the new blog...

Inception (2010)
about people who can get into dreams and steal ideas. Now they’re employed to get into a dream and plant an idea. This is either impossible or extremely hard, depending on which character you listen to. And that’s the setup — it’s really not as complicated as some would have you imagine.
Read more here.

The Jane Austen Book Club (2007)
At times it feels like a collection of subplots linked only by the monthly book group meetings, with whichever plot thread is the focus of a scene becoming the de facto main story… until the next scene begins, of course. A working knowledge of Austen’s novels is helpful too.
Read more here.

March of the Penguins (2005)
I think March of the Penguins gained such popularity in America because they don’t have the rich history of wildlife documentaries that the BBC has bestowed upon us Brits. This is a solid documentary, but it has a narrow focus and isn’t a patch on something narrated by David Attenborough.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.