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  • Stardust Memories

    Stardust Memories

    ★★★★

    Arrow Academy. Blu-Ray
    1.85:1
    Monochrome 
    35mm
    12

    “You can't control life. It doesn't wind up perfectly. Only-only art you can control. Art and masturbation. Two areas in which I am an absolute expert”

    I dont care what anyone says, this is clearly a meta production and Allen voicing his own thoughts and opinion at critics, through typical Allen fashion - Postmodernism. The script and production design are fantastic as usual, with some great performances. Yet, I feel this film suffers unfortunately from context, and only fans of Allen will truly understand its beauty.

    73

  • Manhattan

    Manhattan

    ★★★★★

    Arrow Academy. Blu-Ray
    2.35:1
    Monochrome 
    35mm
    15

    “I can't express anger. That's one of the problems I have. I grow a tumor instead”

    Wonderfully entertaining, devilishly poetic, and incredibly beautiful to witness in a subdued, but ultimately warming tale of love in New York. Allen’s script is fantastic as usual with excellent performances to boast. Keaton in-particularly is fabulous, and so incredibly immersive. The decision to film in black and white is an infectious one, serving the cinematography beautifully.

    87

    Film Club - Week 21 (11/12/17) : Woody Allen 1979-1985 - 

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  • Sandy Wexler

    Sandy Wexler

    Netflix Original. Netflix (U.K.)
    1.85:1
    Color
    Digital 
    N/A

    A genuinely horrific film to sit through. The humour isn't here, the script is utterly barbaric in the sense of what it thinks is funny. Why Sandler aims at a generation of idiots that aren't here anymore make my head crumble. The film itself has a rags to riches story and somehow makes one of Hollywood's oldest and loved stories into a film I will never ever want to watch again. The…

  • Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2049

    ★★★★

    SONY + Warner Bros. Vue Extreme
    1.85:1
    Color 
    Codex + MXF/ARRIRAW
    15

    “Sometimes to love someone, you got to be a stranger”

    Blade Runner: 2049 looks and sounds utterly stunning. A lighting bold of both rage and poignant romance strikes the screen in every scene. It’s a shame then, that I’m afraid to report that Villeneuve’s film is far too high concept for its own good and incredibly bloated. Do not get me wrong, there’s a lot to like here.…