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Robert Harris

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I'm not quite certain what to say about Unsane, Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller, shot (by the director) with an iPhone, and some special optics from Moment.

https://www.shopmoment.com/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIvM30lIHq2wIVQrnACh1hIg_CEAAYASAAEgJki_D_BwE

Finished as a 4k DI, what we see, is precisely what we were meant to see.

Extremely deep blacks, minimal shadow detail, decent color, and resolution, looking nothing like what might be created with a larger chip via a camera normally set for cinematography.

The experiment either proves that a feature film can be shot with an iPhone, or possibly that it shouldn't be.

Does it work for this film?

I presume it does.

Would I like to see it used for other features?

Don't think so.

Did it allow a couple of iPhones to be written off as part of the reported 1.5 million dollar budget?

Hopefully.

From a base perspective, the film seems to about our Federal government, as well as local law enforcement, either in cahoots, or maneuvered by a group of psychological medical facilities that bilk the system, holding patients against there will.

At least until insurance funds dry up.

Tie that together with a potential stalker, and you've got the picture.

Or at least might, dependent upon whose eyes you're viewing, and who you believe.

To that end, Claire Foy gives a wonderfully nuanced, and naked performance, in an extremely challenging role. She proves her mettle.

The film is unusually hard matted at 1.56, which was actually a standard aspect ratio for films released in the U.S. on 23 March 2018.

Possibly, the most important point is that the film was created for an extremely low sum for a professional feature film.

Image - 5

Audio - 5 (DTS-HD MA 5.1)

Pass / Fail - Pass

Recommended

RAH
 

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I'm a big fan of Steven Soderbergh's and admire his unique style and how he experiments occasionally. I have read a lot of negative reviews for this one but may give it a watch sometime...how I long for a quality bluray or 4K release of his brilliant 'The Limey' (Terence Stamp, Peter Fonda, Barry Newman etc).
That one was made on a small budget too ($10,000,00) and is his best film IMO.
 
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