CineVue

Film reviews and more

Day: 18 July 2013

Film Review: ‘Roman Holiday’

★★★★☆ Now celebrating its 60th anniversary, director William Wyler’s Roman Holiday (1953) – the romantic comedy starring the elfin Audrey Hepburn and debonair Gregory Peck – perfectly captures an innocent era sadly long forgotten. Anne (Hepburn, in the role that […]

Film Review: ‘The World’s End’

★★★★☆ A fitting conclusion to the British director’s exceedingly loose ‘Blood and Ice Cream’ trilogy (see Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz), Edgar Wright’s The World’s End (2013) successfully breeds the genre-soaked approach of the former with the small-town quaintness […]

Film Review: ‘The Frozen Ground’

★★☆☆☆ In his 2010 review of Hot Tube Time Machine, the late, great film critic Roger Ebert stated that in 55 features, John Cusack has hardly ever made a bad one. He was referring to the ineffable ‘Cusackness’ he brings […]

Film Review: ‘Wadjda’

★★★★☆ Having already made history as the first full-length feature ever to have been filmed entirely inside the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Haifaa al-Mansour’s charming debut, Wadjda (2012), cleverly conceals a wealth of sociopolitical complexity beneath its deceptively simplistic central […]