Film reviews and more

Month: April 2011

ICA: ‘Eraserhead’

Advertisements This week the ICA hosted a special screening of a genuine masterpiece of cult, avant garde cinema. Ever since its release thirty four years ago, David Lynch’s Eraserhead (1977) has remained a defining moment in […]

DVD Releases: ‘Abel’

Advertisements Those familiar with the name Diego Luna will most likely associate him with his breakthrough performance as Tenoch Iturbide, in Alfonso Cuarón’s Y Tu Mamá También (2001). Having recently appeared alongside Sean Penn in Milk […]

DVD Review: ‘Confessions’

Advertisements ★★★★☆ Tetsuya Nakashima’s Confessions (2010) is a powerful exploration and dissection of what we understand about ourselves as human beings and the fine line between our civility and the reality of our innate primal behaviour. […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Coraline’

Advertisements Henry Selick’s Coraline (2009) is finally an example of how 3D doesn’t have to be solely about exploiting the ideas of spectacle. Being very much an anti-3D spectator, it would understandably take something fairly special […]

DVD Releases: ‘The Tourist’

Advertisements With a film of such critical acclaim as 2006’s The Lives of Others under his belt, it is absolutely unfathomable as to how Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck has managed to create a film so desperately […]

Special Feature: Nominate CineVue in the 2011 LAMMY Awards

Advertisements What better way to celebrate CineVue´s first Birthday than by nominating the site for an award or two at the annual LAMMYs, run by the friendly guys at the LAMB (the Large Association of Movie Blogs). Some […]

DVD Releases: ‘Blood Simple’ (2011)

Advertisements It takes an extraordinary director to decide to remake Blood Simple (1984). Reworking any Coen brothers movie would be a daunting task, but their flawless first film is almost untouchable. Zhang Yimou, though, has no […]

DVD Review: ‘Les Diaboliques’

Advertisements ★★★★★ The BFI has recently restored and released Henri-George Clouzot’s French classic spine-chiller-thriller Les Diaboliques (1955). The restoration is a great achievement and the final result looks truly beautiful. Whilst the horror element in this […]

Special Feature: Fantastic Factory Presents

Advertisements For cult fans, this month sees the release of an exclusive four disc box set from the Fantastic Factory label, which is bound to draw a fair amount of interest and attention. ‘The Fantastic Factory […]

Film Review: ‘Little White Lies’

Advertisements ★★★★☆ This April sees the release of Guillaume Canets’ latest film, Little White Lies (2011). Canets is probably most well known for his performance in The Beach (2000), as Étienne, but he has also received […]

DVD Releases: ‘Monsters’

Advertisements There’s nothing we like more at the moment than a good monster movie. If we assume that supply typically meets demand, then we can be pretty damn certain that with all the high-concept extraterrestrial creature […]

Film Review: Cold Fish

Advertisements ★★☆☆☆ Whenever a film feels the need to sell itself on its controversial or shocking nature, you can usually be certain of a few things: tackiness, puerile shock tactics and, above all else, a director […]

DVD Releases: ‘Rubber’

Advertisements In narrative cinema, things usually happen for a reason (through cause and effect), but this is not always the case. A president may get shot; ET is brown; Adrian Brody has to hide in rubble, even though […]

Interview: Gareth Edwards, director of ‘Monsters’

Advertisements Recently, CineVue sat down with Monsters (2010) director Gareth Edwards to discuss his explosion onto the UK film scene and the challenges he faced in bringing his superb debut feature to life. He takes us […]