CineVue

Film reviews and more

Day: 19 March 2013

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Dracula’

★★★★☆ Christopher Lee’s portrayal of Bram Stoker’s eponymous vampire has always been considered a staple element of a Hammer Horror diet. His most striking appearance as the blood-sucker is still, to this day, the inaugural one; in Terence Fisher’s Dracula (1958). Although Lee went on to reprise the […]

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Blu-ray Review: ‘Tess’

★★★☆☆ Following on from their retrospective earlier in the year, this week the BFI rerelease Roman Polanski’s award-winning period drama Tess (1979) on DVD and – for the first time in the UK – Blu-ray, mastered from a crisp new 4K restoration of the film. A faithful, yet […]

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DVD Review: ‘Alps’

★★☆☆☆ Yorgos Lanthimos is one of modern European cinema’s pioneering auteurs, his ambient peculiarity nestling itself perfectly with the desires of audiences. Nowadays, we crave originality through visual molestation that the director executes with such credence. His breakthrough release, Dogtooth (2009), paraded this seething undertone of dark, almost […]