Wednesday, 16 January 2013

MSN TV: Channel 4's UTOPIA


Today over at MSN: I've reviewed the premiere of Channel 4's unnerving six-part conspiracy thriller UTOPIA, starring Alexandra Roach, Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Adeel Akhtar and Neil Maskell...
Utopia is a slow-burn thriller that aims to establish a mood and draw the viewer in, which it did to impressive effect thanks to the cinematic direction of Marc Munden (The Devil's Whore), who filled the screen with smart, colourful and sophisticated visuals. The cinematography was stunning, and I particularly liked the use of a background howl of wind to unsettle viewers. The only frustration was how Utopia's spell was frequently broken by commercial breaks; which convinced me to record and fast-forward the ads next time.

Continue reading at MSN TV...
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