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Special Feature: The Best Films of 2011

The New Year is nearly upon us, and so to celebrate the denouement of what has been a fantastic 2011, CineVue’s top staff writers have provided a rundown of their unique personal Top 5 films of the […]

Special Feature: Vote for CineVue in the RAFAs

We’re extremely happy to announce that CineVue has been nominated for Best UK Film Blog Site 2011 at this year’s Richard Attenborough Film Awards. Voting will begin at 12pm GMT (noon) on 12 December 2011 via the […]

Film Review: ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’

★★☆☆☆ Director Brad Bird is perhaps best known for Pixar efforts The Incredibles (2004) and Ratatouille (2007), but has now turned his hand to live action filmmaking as he directs Tom Cruise (who recently announced the possibility […]

Film Review: ‘War Horse’

★★★★☆ Starting its life as a successful children’s book by British writer Michael Morpurgo before consequent adaptations as a hugely successful international theatrical hit and now a Hollywood epic from legendary director Steven Spielberg, War Horse (2011) […]

See Film Differently: ‘The Iron Lady’

The majestic surroundings of Manchester Town Hall played host to the final See Film Differently event of 2011, an exclusive preview screening of  Phyllida Lloyd’s highly anticipated The Iron Lady starring Meryl Streep. The series of […]

DVD Review: ‘Kill List’

★★★☆☆ Over three months on from its theatrical release – and as we approach its DVD/Blu-ray release on 26 December – it’s still difficult to really get a grasp of Ben Wheatley’s Kill List (2011). Despite […]

DVD Review: ‘Final Destination 5’

★★★☆☆ The Final Destination franchise, which began its life over a decade ago with the release of the 2000 original, holds a special place in many horror fans’ hearts due to its winning central premise – […]

Film Review: ‘Wreckers’

★★★☆☆ Wreckers (2011), written and directed by first time filmmaker D.R. Hood, is a technically accomplished drama starring the ever popular Benedict Cumberbatch – best known for his role in BBC drama Sherlock and soon to […]

Film Review: ‘Meet Me in St. Louis’

★★★★★ Meet Me in St. Louis (1944) – Vincente Minnelli’s timeless classic now rereleased by the BFI – is like an old friend you only see occasionally. Within five minutes of meeting again you remember why […]

Film Review: ‘Dreams of a Life’

★★★★☆ Perfectly rounding off an exceptionally strong year for documentary filmmaking in style, Carol Morley’s Dreams of a Life (2011) is a warm-hearted and deeply moving ode to Joyce Carol Vincent – a vibrant, talented young […]

Film Review: ‘Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows’

★★★☆☆ British director Guy Ritchie returns this week with steam-punk sequel Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011), with Robert Downey Jr. reprising his role as Holmes alongside Jude Law’s ever-dependable Dr. Watson, plus the addition […]