IRONICALLY, THE EXORCIST is subject to a spot of demonic possession itself; its eerie, icy ambience abruptly warped and infested by Linda Blair's (left) gratuitous live bed shows. What was most shocking back in 1973 looks oddly ho-hum today. Where Bill Friedkin's chiller still chills is in its haunting secondary elements, in the snarling, distorting soundtrack and ultra-elegant pacing - those still moments between the storms.
On general release
Day two of the London Film Festival, and along comes Lisa Cholodenko's High Art, an intriguing cut-and-paste US indie which pokes gentle fun at New York's boho arts scene. Vibrant playing from Ally Sheedy and Radha Mitchell paper over the script's occasional collywobbles.
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