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  • First Man

    First Man

    Technically really solid. Linus Sandgren really rocks the cinematography on this. He loves his Camtec Vintage Series Ultra Primes.

    Here's an article on it: www.camtec.tv/news/2017/7/18/linus-sandgren-fsf-on-joy-camtec-vintage-ultra-primes-in-icg-magazine

    Saw it on the big screen at DGA West which means I did not see the end sequence in IMAX. But honestly, I've never fancied format changes (that alter the aspect ratio) in films so happy to see it all at 2.39.

  • Up the Junction

    Up the Junction

    I decided to watch both Up the Junction adaptations back to back. The Ken Loach-directed version he did for BBC in '65 which was an episode of the BBC anthology drama series The Wednesday Play and the Paramount Studios remake from '68 directed by Peter Collinson. Both based on Nell Dunn's novel but are very different, each having strengths and weaknesses.

    Unlike Loach, Collison remains more loyal to the novel and focuses on a Chelsea girl (Suzy Kendall of Giallo…

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  • Phantom Thread

    Phantom Thread

    What an accomplishment. One of my faves of the year.

    Please see this projected on film. It's worth it.

    PTA's cinematography should have received way more recognition this award's season.

  • Annihilation

    Annihilation

    I really like this film. It's bold and beautiful. Color scheme and production design are top notch. Doesn't feel the need to answer every question.
    I hope this does well at the box office because Garland is trying something different here.

    Saw it on the big screen at the DGA in LA.