Film reviews and more

Day: 4 November 2011

Film Review: ‘Straw Dogs’ (2011)

★★★☆☆ As remakes go, Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs (2011) manages to hold its own against Sam Peckinpah’s controversial 1971 classic of the same name, achieved through some innovative changes and strong performances from a cast that […]

Film Review: ‘In Time’

★★★☆☆ Will Salas (Justin Timberlake) lives life by the day – literally. In a society where everyone stops ageing at 25, adults are given one year before their time is up. And it pays to keep […]

Film Review: ‘Junkhearts’

★★★☆☆ Director Tinge Krishnan’s debut feature Junkhearts (2011) opens with a blurry close up shot of a man in distress, who comes into focus in an almost excruciatingly painful long take. It is a startlingly intrusive […]

BFI London Film Festival 2011: ‘The Future’

★★☆☆☆ Miranda July’s 2005 surreal debut feature, Me and You and Everyone We Know showcased her enormous potential, with fans of quirky, independent, cinema desperate to see what she’d produce next. Narrated by a caged, injured […]

Film Review: ‘Weekend’

★★★★☆ Andrew Haigh’s sensitive romance Weekend (2011) – which premiered in the UK last month at the BFI London Film Festival – sees two men meet in a nightclub and form a burgeoning bond that becomes […]

Interview: Andrew Haigh, director of ‘Weekend’

CineVue were recently granted a half-hour interview with the Andrew Haigh, Tom Cullen and Chris New, the director and two stars of British film Weekend (2011), which received its UK premiere at the 55th BFI London […]