Published on 21 December 2020 by CineVue In last year’s top ten list, we remarked on how streaming had “truly arrived” as a contender to traditional cinema exhibition. We had known for some time that cinema was experiencing a paradigm shift, but we couldn’t possibly have known just how profoundly and rapidly it would […]
Published on 3 June 2021 by CineVue ★★★★★ Secrets, lies, love and sacrifices spanning a lifetime resonate across the English Channel and far beyond in writer-director Aleem Khan’s staggering debut, After Love. Blending the traditions of a British-Pakistani household with the complications, and deceptions, of modern life, this simmering, low-key feature is at once as […]
Published on 30 July 2020 by CineVue ★★★★☆ 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 each masterfully held together in the film, like […]
Published on 21 May 2019 by CineVue ★★★★★ Before the first screening of Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, an official from the Cannes Film Festival mounted the stage and read a statement from director Quentin Tarantino and the producers asking that critics try to avoid spoilers in our reviews and so allow audiences to […]
Film Review: Wonder Woman 1984 Published on 24 December 2020 by CineVue ★★★☆☆ It’s nearly seventy years after Diana of Themyscira aka Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) saved the world from the ravages of war. Now, among the day-glo leotards and crisp white leg warmers of the 1980s, her biggest fight is the conflict between her […]
Film Review: About Endlessness Published on 3 November 2020 by CineVue ★★★★☆ Only Roy Andersson would call a 78-minute film About Endlessness. It is of a piece with his droll Swedish wit, a universe drawn with fastidious precision and painted in a palette of greys, drab greens, beiges and browns. Made up of a series […]
Film Review: Sing Me a Song Published on 3 January 2021 by CineVue ★★☆☆☆ Eight-year-old Peyangki lives in Bhutan, in one of the of the remotest villages in the world. As he trains diligently to become a Buddhist monk, the imminent arrival of electricity in the village and a proper road to the city promises […]
The story of Joy and Ethan, two Filipinos navigating their lives through the busy streets of Hong Kong as immigrant workers. We see them hustle and find ways to live in this dense global city, struggling to balance family, career, and love.
Primatologist Davis (Dwayne Johnson) shares an unshakable bond with George, the extraordinarily intelligent, silverback gorilla who has been in his care since birth. When a greed-fueled corporation’s genetic experiment goes awry, George and other animals across the country are mutated into aggressive super creatures that rampage the city. In an adrenaline-filled ride, Davis tries to […]
A family fights for survival as a planet-killing comet races to Earth. John Garrity (Gerard Butler), his estranged wife Allison (Morena Baccarin), and young son Nathan make a perilous journey to their only hope for sanctuary. Amid terrifying news accounts of cities around the world being leveled by the comet’s fragments, the Garrity’s experience the […]
Feuding with Sheriff Lyle Wallace (Ernest Borgnine), Martin Penwald (Kris Kristofferson) unites scores of his fellow-drivers via Citizen Band radio into a mile-long convoy which, powered by pent-up resentments, rolls along the Arizona highways.
Billie Holiday had one of the greatest voices of all time and changed the face of American music. She was a woman of breath-taking talent and global popularity while also stirring controversy. She started a notable rebellion singing “Strange Fruit” which exposed the realities of Black life in America and earned her powerful enemies. Raw, […]
A passionate argument on behalf of the middle class, INEQUALITY FOR ALL features Robert Reich – professor, best-selling author, and Clinton cabinet member – as he demonstrates how the widening income gap has a devastating impact on the American economy.
InterReflections explores deep social issues. In three timelines our main story takes us into the future when ecological crisis and inequality has destabilized society. John Taylor, a defected government intelligence agent turned revolutionary leader, is captured by his former colleague and nemesis, Simon Devoe. Simon leads a government spy agency, encouraging John to join him […]
Exactly one year and a day after the initial Wall Street bailout, Michael Moore (SICKO, FAHRENHEIT 9/11) looks at the global financial crisis and the U.S. economy during the transition between the incoming Obama Administration and the outgoing Bush Administration. In standard Moore fashion, he mockingly draws attention to the Wall Street and Government decisions […]
In 1953, two young Italian children are promised in marriage by their fathers. Twenty one years on – despite changing times, fading traditions and 70’s liberation – the pair are expected to marry, or face the consequences.
Jin, Suga, J-Hope, RM, Jimin, V, Jungkook… This is BTS. The forefront of the k-pop revolution that is sweeping the world, BTS are the biggest boyband since The Beatles. Their high energy performances, thought provoking lyrics and trend setting style has set them apart from all other musicians as they continue to reinvent pop culture. […]
It’s Harry Potter’s fourth term at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry! Harry, Ron and Hermione look forward to the international Quidditch finals. Harry dreams of spending time with the alluring Cho Chang. He wants to be a normal 14-year-old wizard . . . But Harry is not normal–even by wizarding standards. This term, for […]
In Scooby-Doo’s greatest adventure yet, see the never-before told story of how lifelong friends Scooby and Shaggy first met and how they joined forces with young detectives Fred, Velma and Daphne to form the famous Mystery Inc. Now, with hundreds of cases solved, Scooby and the gang face their biggest, toughest mystery ever: an evil […]
In this two-part episode, Agent Opal thinks she uncovered the location of a legendary Odd Artifact: a 44-leaf clover. The only problem is, villains are also hot on its trail. In the wrong hands the clover could cause catastrophic oddness!
On the remote New Siberian Islands in the Arctic Ocean, hunters search for tusks of extinct mammoths. When they discover a surprisingly well-preserved mammoth carcass, its resurrection becomes the first manifestation of the next great technological revolution: the genetic engineering of life, and it may turn the world upside down.
Sometimes, four legs are better than two. Dan (Brendan Fraser, The Mummy franchise) just moved his wife and son to the woods to take a new job with a supposedly eco-friendly housing development. But the fur-and Dan’s temper-is sure to fly when the local critters learn of the bleak plans for their forest home and […]
Longtime president of the University of Notre Dame, Rev. Theodore Hesburgh offers a unique glimpse at more than fifty years of American history. Educator, civil rights champion, advisor to presidents, envoy to popes, theologian and activist, Hesburgh was called on by countless world leaders to tackle the most challenging issues of the day. He built […]
Global warming and overpopulation have us on a collision course with destruction. Artificial intelligence is advancing so fast that robots will soon rule the world. With no safe haven, we will be forced to seek salvation in space, leaving earth behind forever.
Dynamic Denzel Washington joins Hollywood favorite, Gene Hackman, along with Viggo Mortensen and James Gandolfini in this intense action thriller that’s a smash hit with audiences and critics alike. In the midst of a global crisis, the USS Alabama receives an unconfirmed order to launch its nuclear missiles — signaling the start of World War […]
Kurt Russell (The Hateful Eight) and Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) highlight this gripping, timely cyber-thriller. When big- city auditor Martin Beau Knapp (Death Wish) is sent to a bank branch in upstate New York, he uncovers suspicious cash flow through a local gallery selling million-dollar paintings. As Martin traces links to a violent global […]
In a world where vehicles are citizens, one underdog cabbie attempts to become king of the road in his hometown, Gasket City. But Wheely, as he is known, soon discovers that staying true to oneself is a greater pursuit than personal glory. When threatened by elitist attitudes and mobster trucks, can one unglamorous black and […]
Investors, leave Korea. Right now.’ Shi-hyeon (Hye-soo Kim), the monetary policy manager at the Bank of Korea, predicts a massive national financial crisis and reports it to the Director. The Director doesn’t schedule an emergency summit until 10 days later but does it without notifying the public of the situation. Shi-hyeon urges for the crisis […]
In 1991, the Government of India opened up the economy and unleashed the forces of globalization, forever changing the landscape of the country. A dozen years later, India was celebrating its emergence as a global economic super power. Set in 2004, in the midst of a nationwide ‘India Shining’ campaign, the film Mantra tells the […]
For the past 25 years acclaimed photographer and filmmaker Lauren Greenfield (The Queen of Versailles, Thin, kids+money, #likeagirl) has travelled the world, documenting with ethnographic precision and an artist’s sensitivity a vast range of cultural movements and moments. Yet, after so much seeking and searching, she realized that much of her work pointed at one […]
In Zookeeper, the animals at the Franklin Park Zoo love their kindhearted caretaker, Griffin Keyes (Kevin James). Finding himself more comfortable with a lion than a lady, Griffin decides the only way to get a girl in his life is to leave the zoo and find a more glamorous job. The animals, in a panic, […]
In the summer before their freshman year in high school, Julie (Alexa Vega) has a slumber party with her best friends, Hannah, Yancy and Farrah — and they end up having the adventure of their lives. In an attempt to cast off their less-than-cool reputations once and for all, Julie and her friends enter into […]
ON THE MAP tells the against-all-odds story of Maccabi Tel Aviv’s 1977 European Championship and how one team captured the heart of a nation amid domestic turmoil and the global machinations of the Cold War.
From the director of Beverly Hills Chihuahua and Scooby-Doo comes a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Will Arnett) and his canine partner (voiced by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who must go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show and recruit an all-star cast of animal helpers to solve their biggest […]
By 2050, the world population will grow to ten billion people. In the middle of the heated debate about food security, comes this broad and analytic look into the enormous spectrum of global food production and distribution – from artificial meat, insects, industrial farming to trendy self-cultivation. Director, best-selling author and Food Fighter Valentin Thurn […]
The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded with the aim of building a healthier future for people all over the world. Whether it’s the effects of smoking, the Swine flu pandemic or a nuclear disaster, the WHO is the body we rely on to advise on and resolve a public health crisis. But can it […]
Landfill Harmonic follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. […]