Mr. M. S. Mckinnon

Shanghai, March 2012
Helpful votes received on reviews: 81% (112 of 139)
Location: London, England


Top Reviewer Ranking: 149,419 - Total Helpful Votes: 112 of 139
R Plus Seven ~ Oneohtrix Point Never
R Plus Seven ~ Oneohtrix Point Never
7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Demo CD, 31 Dec 2013
It's not really fair to judge an album by its press, but this has to be the biggest 'Emperor's New Clothes' album of 2013. People seemed overly keen to praise this to the skies as a masterpiece, even before they'd heard it.

It's not bad as such, but it sounds very much like a Synclavier demo CD from about 1983. Or a library CD from the same era. Sampled and synthetic voices are chopped up, alongside occasional Philip Glass-style arpeggios and organs. And that's it, pretty much.

Contrary to the great depth and import people seem to be ascribing to this album, it simply is what it is.
Upstream Color [Blu-ray] [2013] [US Import] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Shane Carruth
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An amazing film, about which the less you know going in the better. I cannot recommend it highly enough.

Unless, of course, you're one of those 'Man Of Steel' types, in which case there may not be enough explosions and fighting for you.

However - and it saddens me to say this, as the film's apparently self-distributed - the Blu-ray has some frequent picture/sound sync issues, and suffers from some really bad compression artifacting and banding.

That said, it's still a stunning film. The last shot had me quite choked up.
Dark Star [Blu-ray] [1974] <b>Blu-ray</b> ~ Brian Narelle
Dark Star [Blu-ray] [1974] Blu-ray ~ Brian Narelle
17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's OK., 25 Jan 2012
I realise there's going to be people who were involved in the production of this Blu-ray reading this, so I'll try to be as polite as possible... I know it was a labour of love, with a smaller production budget than many other releases out there. So I know you did what you could. Not everyone can be Criterion. I'm a big fan of the film, and I've even seen it theatrically a couple of times, so I want to like this...'s OK. It's not great, but it is an improvement on the DVD. The sound quality is definitely as good as it could ever be, and even then it just is what it is: it sounds like a pretty shaky 70s student effort.

The picture is improved, particularly in… Read more

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