Sunday, 11 February 2018


Hitchcock (2012)
[#20 in 100 Films in a Year 2018]

this week on 100 Films

3 brand-new reviews were published to 100 Films in a Year this week, and they were...

Blade Runner 2049 3D (2017)
cinematographer Roger Deakins is, I believe, no fan of 3D. Indeed, he’s publicly expressed that his preferred version of Blade Runner 2049 is the 2D one... Nonetheless, he also personally supervised the film’s conversion to 3D. I guess that’s some kind of dedication. It shouldn’t be a huge surprise, then, that this is not a film designed to show off in 3D — but that’s not to say it’s bad. Rather, what it most often offers is a subtle, believable delineation of space.
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The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)
“Logic doesn’t apply to any of this.” So says Tam, played by Zhang Ziyi, about halfway through this third movie in the Cloverfield sort-of-series. She’s talking about the crazy circumstances they’ve found themselves mixed up in, but she may as well be talking about the movie itself.
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Eddie the Eagle (2016)
The unlikely hero of the 1988 Winter Olympics — ski jumper Eddie “the Eagle” Edwards — gets the Cool Runnings treatment in this comedy-drama. I make the Cool Runnings connection because, firstly, they’re both about unlikely competitors in the Winter Olympics (from the same year, in fact — what was in the water in ’88?!); and, secondly, because in their transition to the big screen they were both heavily fictionalised.
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More next Sunday.