CineVue

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Day: 30 June 2014

DVD Review: ‘The Guillotines’

★★☆☆☆ From Andrew Lau, the renowned director of Infernal Affairs (2002), comes The Guillotines (2012), an erratic wuxia epic that struggles to conjoin the steampunk weapon-play of its elaborate and explosive overture, with the theatrically tedious […]

DVD Review: ‘For Elisa’

★★☆☆☆ If your definition of a good horror film is one that both sickens and nauseates in equal measure, then Juanra Fernández’s debut feature and 2013 FrightFest select For Elisa (Para Elisa in the original Spanish) […]

DVD Review: ‘Flu’

★★★☆☆ It’s hard to describe Kim Sung-su’s epidemic thriller – out now on DVD here in the UK – without mentioning other well-known entries in the sub-genre. Outbreak (1995) and Steven Soderbergh’s skin-crawling Contagion (2011) are […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Alain Robbe-Grillet: Six Films 1963-1974’

★★★★☆ The key scene in Alain Resnais and Alain Robbe-Grillet’s cherished cinematic collaboration Last Year at Marienbad (1961) which was cut from the script was one of sexual violence, leaving the film with a lurking possibility […]