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  • Boyhood 2014

    ★★ Watched 24 Jul, 2014

    A weak picture that never really manages to get under the skin of its central character or topic. Not an abysmal film, more like an interesting piece of work that never quite takes off.

    A note on the viewing: Digital cinema. 2K.

  • Quartet 2012

    ★★★ Rewatched 24 Jul, 2014

    A very sweet film. Slightly lacking in substance but still very well meant.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD at 2K resolution. Entertainment One's Blu-ray release is not brilliant, particularly at the edges, though colours are well reproduced.

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  • South Pacific 1958

    ★★★★ Watched 23 Jul, 2014

    Perhaps the most colourful film of all time. Terrifically enjoyable in a weird kind of a way.

    A note on the viewing: Viewed in HD at 2K resolution from Twentieth Century Fox's simply stunning 4K remastered edition on Blu-ray. This is in the running for the best Blu-ray release (in terms of picture) ever. It has to be seen to be believed.

  • Midnight Cowboy 1969

    ★★★★ Watched 09 Aug, 2012 1

    Although it's not the masterpiece some claim it to be, the breathless originality and vibrant performances of the film carry it through.

    A note on the viewing: Watched on a 40" widescreen HD television on Blu-ray disc in full 1080p high definition. Fox's BD release isn't great. Image quality is unpredictable. I suspect it was transferred from an old or poor quality source.