Sunday 6 March 2016


Gilmore Girls
4x07 The Festival of Living Art [2nd watch]

3x05 Episode 5
[Watch it (again) on iPlayer.]


Barely Lethal (2015)
[#49 in 100 Films in a Year 2016]

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
[#48 in 100 Films in a Year 2016]

this week on 100 Films

A new month (nearly a week ago, I know) means it's time for a look back at the past month over at 100 Films in a Year, and February was a good'un:

Around that, three brand-new reviews were published to this week...

12 Years a Slave (2013)
[Chiwetel Ejiofor gives] an incredible lead performance — restrained most of the time, evoking Solomon’s internal life subtly rather than showily, but with carefully executed break-outs of emotion.
Read more here.

Evangelion: 3.33 You Can (Not) Redo. (2012/2013)
I’ve read more than one review bemoaning the confusion at the opening of the film [...] for me this was the most engaging and exciting segment of the movie. As well as a couple of thrilling action scenes, it juggles character relationships in interesting ways, establishing a new status quo unlike that we’ve seen before in the franchise. It culminates in a fantastic stand-off between former allies — indeed, former friends.
Read more here.

Snatch. (2000)
Guy Ritchie’s second feature met with relative indifference 16 years ago, consensus deeming it Lock Stock Mk.2 and finding Ritchie needed to branch out if he was to meet his debut’s promise... The consensus is very different today: taking IMDb’s Top 250 as a bellwether, Snatch is #94 and Lock Stock is #138.
Read more here.

Finally, my 100 Favourites series continued with 2 more posts...

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Technical Wizardry: The cinematography and editing, according to some.
Letting the Side Down: The cinematography and editing, according to some.
Read more here.

Casablanca (1942)
remembered now as much for its selection of ever-quotable lines as for anything else — you don’t have to have seen the film to know that if you go walking into all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world and someone’s looking at you, kid, then maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but soon you should round up all the usual suspects again, Sam, for the beginning of a beautiful friendship. Or something.
Read more here.

More next Sunday.