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I saw Side By Side a week or so ago and meant to review it whilst still in cinemas. But the good news is it’s now available on various On Demand services where it’s probably better suited anyway.

side-by-side-image..Side By side is essentially a documentary for film nerds like myself. Keanu Reeves interviews a host of directors, cinematographers and other technical movie types about the rise of digital cameras and the decline in movies shot on film. The documentary asks whether digital cinematography is now up to the standard of 35mm, and if there will come a point where film as a format disappears altogether.

I for one still prefer seeing films shot on film, but Reeve’s interviewees make a good case for digital. The ease and speed with which one can shoot, the reduced costs, and the constantly developing camera technology present it as a very viable alternative to 35mm.

In fact, if…

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