CineVue

Film reviews and more

Month: May 2010

DVD Review: ‘Three Monkeys’

★★★★★ Nuri Bilge Ceylan has established himself as one of the most innovative directors working in film today, with the Turkish director – initially a photographer before switching to filmmaking in the mid-1990s – already distinguished by a BFI retrospective. […]

Theatrical Releases: ‘Iron Man 2’

US multi-billionaire Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) superhero ‘alter ego’ was revealed to the world at the end of Iron Man (2008), and John Favreau’s follow up Iron Man 2 picks up where we left off, with Stark attempting to market his new Iron Man ‘brand’. However (as all superhero’s […]

Film Review: ‘Centurion’

★★★☆☆ Starring Michael Fassbender and Olga Kurylenko follows a band of grizzled, war-weary Roman soldiers stationed in Britain during the year 117 AD. After an ill-fated marsh across the border into Caledonia (modern-day Scotland), they become separated from the legendary ‘Ninth Legion’ and find […]

Special Feature: The agenda of the rerelease

Re-edited, re-scored and re-sold. Up to now, we have seen the cinematic rerelease not only as a tool for revealing ‘never-before-seen’ footage, but conversely cutting material originally featured within it’s theatrical release. Continuity errors have been deleted, controversial dialogue replaced, and […]