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Interview: Tom Payne Chats About The Physician

THE PHYSICIAN tells the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne), a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina (Ben Kingsley).

Love Gets Better With Age

John Galsworthy once said, “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” we take a look at five movies that tell stories of older couples who have fiercely loved through the years, heartache, joys and trails life brings.

We Take A Look At Actors-Turned-Director

In celebration of the recently released Just Jim (2015), the debut feature of one of the youngest actor-turned-directors in recent history, Craig Roberts having produced his first film at the tender age of 24, we at CU-F would like to take a minute to not only celebrate such talent, but to discuss some other awesome actors who have also successfully taken a directorial role….

Machiavellian Women in Film

In commemoration of the hotly anticipated Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, we at Close-Up have decided to celebrate all of those famous femme fatales’ that have graced our film screens over the years. From the evil to the downright insane, here is a short look at Machiavellian Women in film….

10 Movies Acrophobics should avoid

Statistics state that somewhere around 5 in 100 people suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights), so plenty of people out there must have statistically had a pulse quickening experience with certain height-based features or movie moments. If you are one of said viewers, you might need to exercise caution around an IMAX from the 2nd of October.

Life (15) | Close-Up Film Review

I have to start by admitting that I am one of the late James Dean’s most ardent fans. I not only have a photograph of him on my wall at home but my young computer guru is called…JAMES DEAN!

Miss You Already (12) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s a pity that word has gone out that this film is a woman’s weepy. OK the film focusses on terminal illness and is about friendship between two women, but it could equally have been about men and surely men are interested in women? We see Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore) becoming friends in early childhood and remaining close into their adult lives.

Macbeth (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Australian director Kurzel, here making his second feature film, has a background as a theatre designer and he has certainly brought a very clear and dramatic visual signature to this adaptation of Shakespeare’s story of the ruthless warrior of the title, who, egged on by his wife, ruthlessly murders his way to the Scottish crown.

DragonBall Z: Resurrection ‘F’ (12) | Close-Up Film Review

All the beloved characters are back, in full gear, shaved heads and all. All the do-gooders now back on Earth, banded together once more to save their planet. With Frieza brought back, they all have a responsibility to defend Earth and get rid of him for good this time. In 93 minutes, we see some excellent fighting with just enough Kamehameha to satisfy.

The Martian (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Ridley Scott is back, and has this time turned his head to a less fantastical sort of sci-fi. The Martian, very faithfully based on the bestseller by Andy Weir, is extremely grounded in a plausible not-so-distant-future where manned missions to Mars are not only possible, but in their third iteration.

The Physician (15) | Home Ents Review

In the age post Harry Potter, where producers are so eager for stories that could potentially become a success, it is astonishing that some adaptations can go unnoticed sometimes. It does reminds of the rental stores of old where among a huge number of productions that you could choose, there was always someone to suggest a film that you might not even heard of and feel positively surprised by the end of that film.

The Houses of Halloween (18) | Home Ents Review

After years of being annually demoralised by Paranormal Activity sequels, I’ve become quite prejudiced against found footage as a format. Houses of Halloween (Known stateside as The Houses October Built) makes me want to reevaluate that stance a little bit, while still being guilty of several unforgivable flaws.

A Haunting at Preston Castle (15) | Home Ents Review

“On April 12th 1950 a young inmate was beaten to death in a Californian boy’s prison. The body was dumped in the institution’s graveyard. The murder was never solved… or even reported. Sometimes he comes back, for revenge.”

Catch Me Daddy (15) | Home Ents Review

Catch Me Daddy is a special film. Quite possibly this year’s best. Going in completely blind, everything about Catch Me Daddy informs you that you’re about to experience something very different. The evocative, artwork of its cinema quad poster by Brooklyn artist Mu Pan caught my eye immediately during its limited cinema release earlier this year, and the kaleidoscopic and fluorescent cover stands out even more for its home video release.

The Watchmaker’s Apprentice (12) | Home Ents Review

There was a time, a long time ago, when one might be stopped by a stranger in the street with the question “Have you got the time?”. This was (in most cases) not a request for some nefarious liaison, but simply a request to know what time it was. The answer given, would, most likely, have been, “Nearly nine”, or “Just gone nine”, or “Almost twenty past nine”.

Tom Hiddleston becomes founding BFI Ambassador

The BFI today announces that British actor Tom Hiddleston has become its first official BFI Ambassador. As the champion for film in the UK, the BFI’s charitable cause is to create a flourishing film culture and to drive the success of the industry. Tom’s new Ambassador role will be a life-cause to advocate for British film and the BFI’s vital work in building the next generation of film talent and film lovers in the UK.

EFA Honours Charlotte Rampling and Christoph Waltz

British actress Charlotte Rampling and Austrian actor Christoph Waltz will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement Award and the European Achievement in the World Cinema awards respectively, by the European Film Academy, or EFA, at its annual ceremony which will be held on Dec. 12.

Audience of 100,000 placed Star Wars back in the top ten.

Secret Cinema’s 100-day run of SECRET CINEMA presents Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back last night reached its record-breaking finale. Over four months, 100,000 people joined the Rebel Alliance in the fight against the Galactic Empire and transformed themselves into Galactic Explorers, Mercenaries, Governors of the Alliance, Starfighters and Members of the Creative Council.

New Poster For Zootropolis

The modern mammal metropolis of Zootropolis is a city like no other. Comprised of habitat neighborhoods like ritzy Sahara Square and frigid Tundratown, it’s a melting pot where animals from every environment live together

BFI London Film Festival reveals 2015 juries

The 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announces further jurors for this year’s Festival, with director/screenwriter Desiree Akhavan,documentary filmmaker Mark Cousins and Academy Award® nominee and BAFTA-winner Daisy Jacobs (Best Short Animated Film for The Bigger Picture, 2014), joining previously announced Pawel Pawlikowski.

Momentum in Cinema & On Demand 20th November 2015

A gripping thriller set in the labyrinth of Cape Town, South Africa, MOMENTUM follows the fallout after a seemingly meticulously planned heist goes seriously wrong. Beautiful, ruthless criminal Alex Faraday (Kurylenko – The November Man, Quantum of Solace) is forced to go on the run, and after witnessing one of her comrades being brutally murdered discovers her problems are only just beginning.

He Named Me Malala | UK Inspire Trailer

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world.

Dream Big! Watch The Peanuts Movie’s New Trailer

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron

The Martian – “Do The Math” Clip

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Mini-Avengers – Lifting Thor’s Hammer

The Mini-Avengers see if they can lift Mini-Thor’s hammer!When Tony...