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  • The Muppet Christmas Carol

    The Muppet Christmas Carol 1992

    ★★★★ Rewatched 03 Dec, 2016

    Part of Christmas Viewing 2016
    Brian Henson, son of Jim Henson, took over the directing of this after the death of his father. The resulting piece of work is a festive masterpiece - an inspired re-telling of the Charles Dickens tale. Michael Caine can't sing for shit, but it doesn't matter one bit. Christmas gold.


    4K UHD. Upscaled from 2K. The Muppet Christmas Carol was shot on 35mm film. The version shown here was upscaled from an HD version to 4K resolution in its original 1.85:1 aspect ratio.

  • Dark Angel

    Dark Angel 2016

    ★★★ Watched 04 Dec, 2016

    Part of Christmas Viewing 2016

    An interesting, if not entirely successful, drama about Mary Ann Cotton, the Victorian serial killer who may have murdered a total of 21 people. Joanne Froggatt's compelling performance makes this satisfying viewing, but The Book Thief director Brian Percival takes the whole thing at a galloping pace, skimming over scenes that should have been momentous and powerful.


    4K UHD. Upscaled from 2K. Dark Angel was shot in 3.4K on the Arri Alexa XT. It was then finished in 2K and presented here in an upscaled version at 4K UHD resolution in its original aspect ratio of 1.78:1.

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  • Interstellar

    Interstellar 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 28 Oct, 2014

    For years Nolan has endeavoured to strive further and make a truly special blockbuster. With Interstellar he has at last done it.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed from a 70mm celluloid print at a press screening at the BFI IMAX, London.

  • American Honey

    American Honey 2016

    ★★★★★ Watched 19 Oct, 2016

    Film of the year. Actually, maybe even film of the decade.

    Digital Cinema. 4K.