CineVue

Film reviews and more

Day: 8 October 2012

#Patrick Gamble #Reviews

DVD Review: ‘Kotoko’

★★★★☆ From Shin’ya Tsukamoto, the visionary director of 1989’s Tetsuo: The Iron Man, comes Kotoko (2011) – an uncompromising voyage into the troubled mind of a young mother that’s profoundly unsettling and severely disturbing. Kotoko follows the story of a single mother (played with breathtaking luminosity by J-pop […]

#Ben Nicholson #Reviews

DVD Review: ‘Rock of Ages’

★★☆☆☆ Sweat flies, crowds bounce, and teens fall in love in Adam Shankman’s film adaptation of the hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages (2012). The man behind 2007’s Hairspray returns to familiar territory for this 1980s-set jukebox musical featuring classic tracks from Starship, Twisted Sister, Bon Jovi and […]