CineVue

Film reviews and more

Month: July 2020

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Film Review: Proxima

★★★★☆ Alice Winocour’s Proxima follows French astronaut Sarah Loreau as she trains for a year-long space mission, with young daughter Stella in tow. It’s a fiery mix of ambition, mother-daughter love, female empowerment and childhood dreams – the gravities of […]

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Film Review: Make Up

★★★★☆ British director Claire Oakley’s feature debut is at once a brilliantly tense mystery-thriller and an impressionistic psychological portrait. Make Up taps into a rich Gothic tradition where repressed emotions find their vent in uncanny space and sexual awakening is […]

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Film Review: The Fight

★★★★★ By turns tragic, infuriating, enlightening, and moving, The Fight follows four civil rights cases brought against the Trump administration by the ACLU. This extraordinary documentary film from the directorial team behind 2016 hit Weiner shows us in vivid, vital […]

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Film Review: Alice

★★★★☆ The opening moments of Alice, the debut feature from writer-director Josephine Mackerras, are pure domestic bliss. A twentysomething married couple, Alice (Emilie Piponnier) and François (Martin Swabey), playfully fight in their pristine kitchen, attend a high-brow dinner party and […]

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From the silver screen to the slot machine

If you’re the type of person that loves getting paid for watching movies, then movie-themed slot games are your way out. Although, people prefer different genres of movies, It is difficult to come across anyone who doesn’t like movies altogether. […]

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Film Review: Litigante

★★★★☆ Colombian filmmaker Franco Lolli directs his second feature with astonishing confidence, crafting a tender family drama that captures the exhausting bitter-sweetness and competing priorities of family life in middle-age. Centred on a naturalistic, deeply empathetic turn from Carolina Sanin, […]

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Film Review: Lynn + Lucy

★★★☆☆ To many people, Essex is home to the famous – or infamous – players of the reality TV show The Only Way Is Essex. After ten years on the air, it has created a lasting impression of the English […]