Fifteen reviews from last year this time, including the first batch of four shorts.
I know I said I’d leave all of these posts the same as before… well, I have, but I caved on a little afterword-addition to one of them. Other than that, here they are:
- Chinatown (1974)
- Hello, Dolly! (1969)
- It’s All Gone Pete Tong (2004)
- Over the Hedge (2006)
- Ray (2004)
- Road to Morocco (1942)
- The Sign of Four (1983)
- Spider-Man 2.1 (2004/2007)
- Spider-Man 3 (2007)
- A Study in Scarlet (1983)
- West Side Story (1961)
Regular readers (with spectacular memories) will recall that in my last 2007 update I mentioned the lettery-numbery-convention (in desperate need of a better name) would find further employment in this update. Well, there’s Spider-Man 2.1 obviously, but also short films.
Short films have many merits, and not giving them a whole number is not designed to demean them, but, really, it’s not the same as a feature, is it? I mean, I own the Cinema16: British Short Films DVD — I could sit down with that for three-and-a-half hours and, if each short had its own number, my total for 2008 would go up by 16; whereas if I watched (for a random example) Once Upon a Time in America — which is about 20 minutes longer — it would only count as one. So, essentially for those reasons, shorts are subjected to the same numbering convention as barely-different extended cuts.
So, the actual reviews:
As I expect is obvious, there are more 2007 updates to come, including further shorts.