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Month: December 2010

Theatrical Releases: ‘The Way Back’

Inspired by a true story of almost unbelievable magnitude, The Way Back (2010) marks Peter Weir’s return cinema after a seven year hiatus following his 2003’s historical romp, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.Taking place in 1940, […]

DVD Review: ‘True Justice: Deadly Crossing’

★☆☆☆☆ Well, first let me explain that True Justice: Deadly Crossing (2010) is not a ‘movie’ in any traditional sense of the term, more the left over footage from a failed television show created by action movie legend-come-self-parody, Steven Seagal. […]

DVD Review: ‘Piranha 3D’

★★★☆☆ Following the honest carnage and thrills of Switchblade Romance (2003) and the enjoyably nasty but thematically over-explicit remake of The Hills Have Eyes (2006) (much lacking the relative subtlety of the original), Alexandre Aja – much like Rob Zombie […]

DVD Releases: ‘The Last Exorcism’

Over the past few years, hand-held horror movies seem to have become a fairly frequent occurrence, often achieving varying degrees of success. On one hand we’ve seen such superb and wonderfully terrifying examples as Rec (2008) and Paranormal Activity (2007). […]

DVD Releases: ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. The World’

As the director of Channel 4’s cult comedy Spaced, Edgar Wright put a surreal, hyperactive slant on the story of a bunch of twenty-something slackers. Then, with Shaun of the Dead (2004), he showed that he could wrench a heartfelt emotional […]

Special Feature: The Best Films of 2010

The New Year is nearly upon us, so to celebrate the timely end of 2010 (and another decade) CineVue’s editorial team have provided a near-definitive rundown of their own personal Top Five films of the year, as well as the most […]

My French Film Official Trailer Released

My French Film have just released the first posters and trailer for their upcoming online film festival, which is due to take place between the 14th to 29th January 2011. Blending humour with some endearing self-deprecation, the ads poke fun at French […]

Special Feature: What is your film of 2010?

On Tuesday (21st December 2010) we’ll be presenting our rundown of the best films released over the last 12 months according to some of our top writers. In the meantime, we’d like to know which film you deem to be […]

Barbican Film: ‘Kagemusha’

Kagemusha (1980) is an exemplary piece of film that stands out as a testament to the extraordinary career of the late great Japanese director Akira Kurosawa. As a young man Kurosawa was keenly involved with the arts and in particular […]

Theatrical Releases: ‘Catfish’

Catfish (2010) is unlike anything I’ve ever seen; even defining its genre proves problematic. I’d like to settle on docu-thriller, but its ever-changing tone means you don’t really know what you’re watching until the film’s conclusion. The problem with reviewing it also […]

Film Review: ‘Tron: Legacy’

★★★★☆ “I’ve been waiting a long time for this” mutters Clu, the digital reincarnation of Jeff Bridges’ Kevin Flynn, echoing the thoughts of thousands of Tron fans worldwide. 28 years ago the original Tron was wowing 80′s audiences with its […]

Theatrical Releases: ‘Road to Las Vegas’

Rarely does a documentary manage to encapsulate its subject matter with the kind of beauty and non-judgemental insight as Jason Massot’s latest film, Road to Las Vegas (2010).Spanning four years, it follows the lives of African American couple Vanessa and […]

Interview: Ferzan Ozpetek, ‘Loose Cannons’

From his opening shots of a bride striding through the Italian countryside before turning a gun on herself, Italo-Turkish director Ferzan Ozpetek plays with our expectations. Drama, melodrama, domestic tragedy, family comedy: Loose Cannons (2010) has it all.Set in Lecce, in […]

DVD Review: ‘Sus’

★★★☆☆ It is election night, 3 May 1979, and police officer Karn (Ralph Brown) is confident that Margaret Thatcher will win a landslide victory. An innocent black man, Leon Delroy (Clint Dyer), is brought in for interrogation, accused of murdering […]

DVD Releases: ‘La Ciénaga’

Argentinian-born director Lucrecia Martel crafted her newly rereleased debut feature La Ciénaga (The Swamp) in 2001, receiving praise from critics and audience alike. The film does indeed stand as a testimony of her directorial talent and ability to let the story […]

DVD Review: ‘Knight and Day’

★★☆☆☆ Tom Cruise often comes across as a pint-sized, arrogant, pampered Hollywood cliché, and his notorious appearance on The Oprah Winfrey show could (and perhaps should) have been the final nail in his career’s 5ft solid gold coffin, yet Cruise somehow […]