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It’s a Wonderful Life (rewatch)

Posted by martinteller on December 12, 2009

I don’t make a habit of watching this every Xmas or anything — it just happens that the new Blu-Ray just came out.  It got rave reviews from almost everyone, but Robert Harris slammed it, stating that it had been overly manipulated and “shorn of grain”.  I agree that the picture does look curiously grain-free, but it doesn’t have that odd waxy look you often get with too much DNR.  It could look better, but I think it’s pretty good.  As for the movie, nothing I can tell you that you don’t already know.  Yes, it’s hokey and sentimental, but what a beautiful sentiment.  One of the most joyful endings ever.  The last 5 minutes reduces me to a blubbering wreck, every single time.  Rating: 9


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