Wednesday, 28 February 2007

24 - SEASON 1

USA: Various Directors, 2001-2002 (Created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran)

Having encouraged my girlfriend to sit through various films she had yet to see such as The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Star Wars and the works of Woody Allen and Pixar. It is now my turn to sit down and catch-up with a show I have let pass me by until now. 24 is one of her favourite shows and in order to watch the most recent season I have agreed to go back and watch all the seasons aired so far. Wish me luck!

The first season was actually incredibly entertaining. I like Kiefer Sutherland as an actor and having missed most contemporary mainstream US TV drama I found the show's Hollywood inflected script, aesthetic gloss and high production values rather seductive. I also find the central premise of the show an engaging one but felt the linger the season went on the more frequently a dull or stupid episode would come along. However, I did find the season finale engaging and liked the characters enough to wade through some of the overblown acting and issues with plot credibility.

Score: 8/10

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Monday, 26 February 2007


USA: Paul Auster and Wayne Wang, 1995

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Sunday, 25 February 2007

(*) MAGNOLIA ****

USA: Paul Thomas Anderson, 1999

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Tuesday, 20 February 2007

UNITED 93 ****

France/UK/USA: Paul Greengrass, 2006

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Monday, 19 February 2007

NARC ****

USA/Canada: Joe Carnahan, 2002

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Saturday, 17 February 2007


USA/Germany: Phil Alden Robinson, 2002

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Monday, 12 February 2007

Sunday, 11 February 2007

CRASH ***½

USA/Germany: Paul Haggis, 2004

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Thursday, 8 February 2007

Sunday, 4 February 2007

(*) KING KONG ***½

New Zealand/USA: Peter Jackson, 2005

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