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  • The Riot Club 2014

    ★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    A deeply disturbing and upsetting piece of cinema that bravely keeps hold of its theatrical roots. The ending drops the ball a bit but this is still striking filmmaking from Lone Scherfig.

    A note on the viewing: Digital Cinema. Press Screening. 4K from 2K content.

  • Paranoia 2013

    Watched 17 Sep, 2014

    It looks glossy and slick enough, with warm ARRI ALEXA captured cinematography, but the script is terribly underwritten and Ford and Oldman seem to have a bet on as to who can out-bad the other. Hemsworth is good but his role is like weak orange squash; inoffensive but not very satisfying.

    A note on the viewing: HD. 2K. SVoD.

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  • The Guest 2014

    ★★★★★ Watched 08 Sep, 2014

    Another candidate for Best Film of 2014. A strange, surreal, intoxicating combination of Drive, Stoker and The Exorcist, with echoes of The Bourne Identity. And yes, all those can co-exist and still work. Dan Stevens is also incredible, as is the pounding soundtrack.

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

  • 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.