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Christopher Fowler
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After watching 'Everest 3D' I felt as if I'd dragged myself up that mountain as well, and needed oxygen when it was over. Baltasar Kormákur's visually stunning film certainly has the sweep and roar of an epic (especially as I was viewing it at Dolby's own screening room, where the sound is exemplary) but it also has several problems, the biggest being that it doesn't know what it wants to be…
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Christopher Fowler
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Writer/director Dan Gilroy's debut feature is a stylish LA night-noir that comes on like Scorsese and plays out like a cross between Michael Powell's 'Peeping Tom', 'Network' and 'Taxi Driver'. Films with disturbing lead characters are tricky to pull off - how do you make an audience care? Lou Bloom (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a bug-eyed, intense, delusional thief who discovers his purpose in life after…
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