Sunday 29 November 2015


Doctor Who
35x11 Heaven Sent
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this week on 100 Films

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

An inside out pair of shorts
Pixar’s latest opus, Inside Out, was naturally accompanied by a short film in cinemas. On Blu-ray, it’s accompanied by two. These are they -- Lava and Riley's First Date? -- reviewed in nice quick drabbles.
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Jupiter Ascending (2015)
best known (as far as I’m aware) for provoking speculation it would cost Eddie Redmayne the Oscar for Theory of Everything because it came out during voting season and he was so gosh darn bad in it. And it’s also known for being just generally dreadful and universally disdained. [But] the universal disdain wasn’t actually universal — I have actually seen some people praise this film. I know, right? Sadly, I still thought it was awful.
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Murder by Death (1976)
A gaggle of famed detectives are summoned to a remote mansion to solve a murder in this detective spoof by playwright Neil Simon. The twist is, all the characters are spoofs of famous literary/film/TV ‘tecs. Also, that the murder hasn’t happened yet. And also, that the person inviting them is Truman Capote. Not “someone playing Truman Capote”, but “Truman Capote playing someone”.
Read more here.

Plus, it's the last-ever archive reposts!

2010: The Full List
I did it! After last year’s slight shortfall, that’s the big news this year... So, here’s the list of all I saw. Slight change this year: the list is in numerical order, aka order viewed... [And] after the lists comes the usual array of fascinating statistics.
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2010 In Retrospect
This final look back has my usual mix of features: a ‘Bottom Five’, a ‘Top Ten’, some ‘Also Ran’s, and ‘Didn’t Run’s too.
Read more here.

More -- though only new posts (hurrah!) -- next Sunday.