CineVue

Film reviews and more

Day: 4 January 2016

#Adam Lowes

DVD Review: The Wolfpack

★★★★☆ Every once in a while a tale from real life springs up seemingly out of nowhere, offering the kind of rich, larger-than-life content most documentary makers could only dream about chancing upon. The Wolfpack opens with a sweded version of Reservoir Dogs being recreated by a group […]

#Matthew Anderson

DVD Review: Precinct Seven Five

★★★☆☆ Tiller Russell’s quick-fire, often jaw-dropping documentary Precinct Seven Five opens with a pledge. On 27th September 1993 Michael Dowd, once a New York City police officer in reputedly the most dangerous precinct in the country, vows to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the […]

#Adam Lowes

DVD Review: Love & Mercy

★★★★☆ There’s always a mix of excitement and trepidation when a famous musician’s life is brought to the screen. Will it result in an uncompromising examination of the artist in question or an airless hagiography? There’s certainly much dramatic mileage to be crafted from the story of Brian […]

#Reviews

DVD Review: Dope

★★☆☆☆ Initially coming off as a rather sharp and cheeky teen comedy, Rick Famuyiwa’s Dope prefers style over substance. What is set up in the first act as a charming if not typical story (a quirky black teen & his two pals get unwillingly drawn into neighbourhood drug […]