Sunday 30 November 2014


1x07 Penguin's Umbrella
[Watch it (again) on Demand 5.]

Never Mind the Buzzcocks
28x08 Episode 8
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]

Not Going Out
7x06 Alcohol
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014)
[#121 in 100 Films in a Year 2014]

this week on 100 Films

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

The Secret of Kells (2009)
Based on the true story of the creation of the Book of Kells, albeit with a fantastical spin involving forest spirits, the film’s most striking element is its animation style: clean and modern, but inspired by the famed illustrations in the original illuminated manuscript. The result is endlessly beautiful.
Read more here.

Union Station (1950)
this isn’t some noir-era single-location-thriller, but a kidnap procedural with a significant role for trains and their locales. The best sequence isn’t even in the station: cops tail a suspect, get noticed, and the ensuing chase reaches a memorably grisly end.
Read more here.

Plus three were new to the new blog...

Diner (1982)
There are no big turning points or revelations or developments for any of these characters. One is in trouble thanks to deep gambling debts, but there’s the equivalent of a magic wand that wipes them all out; another is permanently drunk with serious family issues, but neither of those go anywhere
Read more here.

The Star Wars Series
Featuring reviews of all six episodes so far: The Phantom Menace, Attack of the Clones, Revenge of the Sith, A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi.
Read more here.

White Christmas (1954)
surprisingly un-Christmassy. Yes, it’s set at the right time of year, and the plot concerns itself with do-gooding and charity and other such vaguely seasonal themes; but, crucially, there’s a distinct absence of snow (until the very end) and little else actually inspires much Christmas feeling.
Read more here.

Starting tomorrow, it's the annual 100 Films Advent Calendar -- hooray! So, all being well, there should be a tonne of reviews to report on next Sunday.