CineVue

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Day: 20 April 2015

DVD Review: ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies’

★★★☆☆ Thirteen years on from the release of The Fellowship of the Ring, Peter Jackson completes his journey through Middle Earth with action-packed and satisfying finale, The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014). Proceedings open in the depths […]

DVD Review: ‘Dumb and Dumber To’

★★☆☆☆ Twenty years after the release of Dumb and Dumber (1994) Harry (Jeff Daniels) and Lloyd (Jim Carrey) return with another dose of malodorous humour in Dumb and Dumber To (2014). Lloyd has been in a fallow state for two […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Coffy’

★★★☆☆ As composer Roy Ayers’ silky lounge-jazz score comes in during the credits and that era-specific funky typeface fills the screen, you’re more than aware of what’s in store for you with 1973’s Coffy. This is a blaxploitation offering with […]

Blu-ray Review: ‘Carl Theodor Dreyer Collection’

★★★★☆ Carl Theodor Dreyer may be the titan of Danish of cinema but for a whole host of international cineastes, knowledge of his films doesn’t stretch far beyond the likes of The Passion of Joan of Arc (1928), Vampyr (1932) […]

DVD Review: ‘Big Eyes’

★★☆☆☆ Released today on DVD, Tim Burton’s Big Eyes (2014) stars Amy Adams as Margaret Keane (née Ulbrich), a woman we first encounter on the brink of divorce. It’s the late 1950s and, with her daughter in tow, Margaret forsakes […]