CineVue

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Day: 1 May 2013

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Film Review: ‘Chimpanzee’

★★★☆☆ In the ever-watchable Chimpanzee (2012), Blue Planet producers Alastair Fothergill and Mark Linfield transport us to the Ivorian rainforests of Taï National Park, where we are introduced to three-month-old Oscar – a cheeky ape who gains an unexpected ally when he’s faced with more than his fair […]

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Film Review: ‘Dead Man Down’

★★☆☆☆ Whilst Danish director Niels Arden Oplev’s original (and best) adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) possessed many notable merits, less can be said of his first foray into the American market, Dead Man Down (2013). This clumsily contrived thriller stars Colin Farrell […]

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Film Review: ‘I’m So Excited’

★★★☆☆ To say that Pedro Almodóvar’s Pointer Sisters-referencing I’m So Excited (Los amantes pasajeros, 2013) is one of the flamboyant Spanish auteur’s more inconsequential efforts would perhaps be doing it a disservice; it is, after all, as interested in sexual politics and forms of control and restraint as […]