Film reviews and more

Day: 25 March 2013

Special Feature: Jameson Empire DISS Awards 2013

Last Friday night (22 March), CineVue were invited to Google’s swanky London headquarters for the Jameson Empire Done in 60 Seconds Awards. The idea has evolved quite considerably in the five years since its inception, now inspiring amateur filmmakers around […]

DVD Review: ‘Thale’

★★★☆☆ An opening shot of a cassette-recorder playing and the screams of a woman give an instant suggestion that Aleksander Nordaas’ sophomore feature, Thale (2012), will be venturing into the territory of torture porn. Much like fellow Norwegian creature-feature Trollhunter […]

DVD Review: ‘Boxing Day’

★★★★☆ In Bernard Rose’s Boxing Day (2012), Danny Huston plays Basil, a business man living on the low end of venture capitalism. His credit cards are maxed-out and his affluent lifestyle is at risk. In a bid to get back […]

DVD Review: ‘Turn Me On, Goddammit’

★★★★☆ Teen sex comedies are ten a penny these days, with 1999’s American Pie giving birth to more than a decade’s worth of cheap imitations. Whilst popular amongst cinemagoers of both sexes, the sub-genre remains predominantly male-driven, culminating in a […]

DVD Review: ‘Great Expectations’

★★☆☆☆ Having only just received yet another lavish adaptation by the Beeb several years ago, 2012 seemed a strange year for British director Mike Newell to unveil his own big-screen incarnation of Charles Dickens’ Great Expectations. Selected to close last year’s London […]

DVD Review: ‘Sightseers’

★★★☆☆ Returning to recurring themes explored in previous works, Sightseers (2012) – Ben Wheatley’s third feature – sees the director teaming up with comedians Alice Lowe and Steve Oram to depict a tale of soured idealism, taking his proclivity for […]