CineVue

Film reviews and more

Day: 8 March 2017

Film Review: Visaaranai

★★★★☆ Director Vetrimaaran’s third film is first and foremost about a serious and ongoing problem in Indian civic society, but in the current world climate it’s hard not to draw parallels between the events of Visaaranai and global politics. Inspired […]

Film Review: Kong: Skull Island

★★☆☆☆ “I’ve taken enough photos of mass graves to recognise one.” The words of Brie Larson’s anti-war photographer, thankfully describing the giant remains of long-dead gorillas rather than the forever-soiled career of herself and her co-stars after a slog on […]

Film Review: The Chamber

★★☆☆☆ Not to be confused with the John Grisham adaptation of the same name, The Chamber is a claustro-thriller which hits its beats with enervating predictability. Mats (Johannes Kuhnke) is in charge of a dinky submersible which is commandeered by […]

Film Review: Catfight

★★☆☆☆ Talk about timing. Hillary loses the election, there’s a record-breaking Women’s March in Washington and then the week of a revitalised International Women’s Day, Catfight bitch slaps itself onto our screens. A post-feminist piece of backbiting, Onur Tukel’s hit-and-miss […]