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The Flood (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The flood of the title refers not to water as such, but to the so-called flood of refugee displaced persons into the UK in this instance, which the government is so eager to stem.  

Framing John DeLorean (15) | Home Ents Review

Even if you’re not a petrol head, you definitely know the car he designed. Stainless steel silver, gull-wing doors, and it travels through time when it reaches 88mph?

Boo! (12A) | Home Ents Review

Halloween is meant to be a night dedicated for trick or treating for the youngsters and fun, jokes and maybe being a little naughty for the young at heart.

Sometimes Always Never (12A) | Close-Up Film

This is an elegant and offbeat comedy, beautifully written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and directed in a light and sure footed style by Carl Hunter making his first feature film. 

Go behind the scenes of Rocketman and see how the epic musical fantasy was shot

Taron Egerton is Elton John in Rocketman, an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years

Missing for over 80 years lost Moholy-Nagy film rediscovered

The BFI are delighted to announce the rediscovery of Bauhaus teacher and artist László Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years.

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Go behind the scenes of Rocketman and see how the epic musical fantasy was shot

Taron Egerton is Elton John in Rocketman, an epic musical fantasy about the uncensored human story of Sir Elton John’s breakthrough years

Pet Sematary | True Horror Featurette

Sometimes dead is better.Based on Stephen King’s terrifying novel, Pet Sematary is in cinemas April 4.

Alien 4K: This time its my birthday

Alien clings on like an immortal limpet on the escape shuttle of cinematic history. It returns again and again whether in successful sequels or newly minted, as now in 4K glory for cinematic release.

Round-Up of London Film Festival 2018

The London Film Festival 2018 has now finished. There were some terrific films. Too many films to cover all here.

BFI Player releases Animation 2018 Shorts collection

BFI Player is releasing Animation 2018 – 13 new short films, from new and emerging animators commissioned through a prestigious initiative by the BFI, BBC Four, and BBC Arts to find the most exciting and original filmmaking talent from across the UK.

Most Memorable Antagonists

No great hero would reach acclaim without the challenges set by a menacing, fear-inducing villain.

It’s that time of year – Halloween is here!

It is that time of year again. The nights draw in, the leaves turn orange and the spooks and ghouls come out to play.

What makes Horror films scary?

Society can be a scary place…even more so now everyone questions what to and not to believe in. Some believe in aliens, some don’t. Some believe in the Bogeyman, some don’t. Some believe in the paranormal, and some don’t.

We take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

To celebrate the release of KING OF THIEVES, which tells the true story of the infamous Hatton Garden robbery, we take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

Calling All Earthlings: documentary explains the mysterious Integratron

Deep in the Mojave Desert in California is something white, wacky and wonderful – the Integratron – and until you visit yourself, you can learn about it from the irresistibly-titled new documentary Calling All Earthlings.

Tour The Millennium Falcon with Donald Glover

Join Donald Glover for a tour of the iconic Millennium Falcon in this featurette for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story

Feature: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Missing for over 80 years lost Moholy-Nagy film rediscovered

The BFI are delighted to announce the rediscovery of Bauhaus teacher and artist László Moholy-Nagy’s long ‘lost’ optical sound film, Tönendes ABC / ABC in Sound (1933), missing for over 80 years.

Emilia Clarke to star in love story ‘Let Me Count The Ways’

Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke will play poet Elizabeth Barrett in Björn Runge’s English-language love story Let Me Count The Ways. 

The BFI & Radio Times Television Festival

The BFI & Radio Times Television Festival, the biggest, most exciting public television festival in the UK, featuring the very best TV shows and a star-studded line up of talent, returns for a second outing.

SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL lands in London on 15th May – 22nd May

SCI-FI-LONDON FILM FESTIVAL 2019 launches its stellar 19th annual programme which will run from 15th May until 22nd May across London with eight days of amazing film, immersive experiences and more.

‘ACTIVE MEASURES’ Set For 1st April Release

Kew Media Distribution and Shooting Films are thrilled to announce that its critically acclaimed documentary ‘ACTIVE MEASURES’ with its laser sharp focus on the controversy surrounding Trump and Putin, will be released in the UK, Eire,Australia and New Zealand on iTunes and across On Demand platforms on 1st April.

The Luna Cinema is back with a line up of incredible box office blockbusters

Following an early blast of unseasonably good weather this year, we’re already getting excited for the summer and that can only mean one thing… The Luna Cinema’s open air film season is just around the corner!

Olivia Colman receives BFI fellowship

This evening, acclaimed British actress Olivia Colman received a BFI Fellowship at the annual BFI Chairman’s dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger.

Stanley Kubrick two month season at BFI Southbank

The BFI today announces details of a major focus on the work of STANLEY KUBRICK, taking place from 1 April – 31 May 2019.

Olivia Colman is to receive a BFI Fellowship

The BFI have announced that British actress Olivia Colman is to receive a BFI Fellowship at the BFI Chairman’s dinner, hosted by BFI Chair Josh Berger on 6 March 2019 at The Rosewood Hotel, London.

London Critics Name Roma as Film of the Year

The UK’s leading film critics handed out their annual prizes on Sunday night at the 39th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards presented by Dover Street Entertainment at The May Fair Hotel.

Oscars 2019: The nominees in full

Olivia Colman’s period comedy-drama The Favourite and Netflix’s black-and-white epic Roma lead this year’s Oscar race, with 10 nominations each.

The Song of Sway Lake will be released on demand from Monday January 21st

Directed by Ari Gold (Adventures of Power), THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE takes place one summer on Sway Lake, former playground of the jazz-age New York aristocracy.

The Flood (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The flood of the title refers not to water as such, but to the so-called flood of refugee displaced persons into the UK in this instance, which the government is so eager to stem.  

Sometimes Always Never (12A) | Close-Up Film

This is an elegant and offbeat comedy, beautifully written by Frank Cottrell-Boyce and directed in a light and sure footed style by Carl Hunter making his first feature film. 

Late Night (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Emma Thompson plays legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry, who is the only woman ever to have hosted a late night television talk show for so long – 30 years in fact.

Destination Wedding (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The idea is good – although not the most original – and the cast look attractive. Unfortunately, it is a very mediocre movie. Keanu Reeves has a somewhat inflexible face and never looks as though he is enjoying his own life, let alone being with Winona Ryder, his co-star.

Loro (18) | Close-Up Film Review

Most of us only know Silvio Berlusconi through reading newspapers and on-line. Here we have Toni Servillo as Berlusconi presenting a self-centered pre-Trump figure of ambition for and love of power.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If you like your monsters some 40-foot-high and fierce, then go see this movie in IMAX format. 

MA (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Sue Ann (Octavia Spencer) seems like a dream come true to the group of teenagers that she befriends.

Rory’s Way a.ka. The Etruscan Smile (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Rory (Brian Cox) is living out his final years in a small Hebridean community, where his main entertainment is a daily nude dip in the icy sea and keeping up a family feud

Rocketman (15) | Close-Up Film Review

There’s an interesting theatrical feel to Lee Mack’s screenplay and Dexter Fletcher’s direction of this Elton John approved film about the singer’s early life.  

Birds of Passage (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This film is a very different take on our image of Columbian drug barons.The story starts in the late 60s, where we are introduced to the traditions of the Wayuu people.

Madeline’s Madeline (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In style this film is at times reminiscent of the late John Cassavetes’ semi improvised cinema vérité movies, only in colour, not black and white.  It will also have many audiences scratching their heads and wondering what on earth is going on. 

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

The Hustle is a gender switch remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in which Michael Caine and Steve Martin played a pair of contrasting con-men working the French Riviera

Framing John DeLorean (15) | Home Ents Review

Even if you’re not a petrol head, you definitely know the car he designed. Stainless steel silver, gull-wing doors, and it travels through time when it reaches 88mph?

Boo! (12A) | Home Ents Review

Halloween is meant to be a night dedicated for trick or treating for the youngsters and fun, jokes and maybe being a little naughty for the young at heart.

Terror of Hallow’s Eve (15) | Home Ents Review

You cannot beat a good Halloween themed movie and Terror of Hallow’s Eve is one that will send shivers down your spine.

Lizzie (15) | Home Ents Review

Many of you may already be familiar with the story of Lizzie Borden through previous movies, televised ghost hunts of the Borden house or just having heard the tale been told throughout different outlets including the rhyme “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks.

Love is Blind (15) | Home Ents Review

This is a strange, somewhat quirky film. It is a very unusual story with no real conclusions.

Ralph Breaks the Internet (PG) | Home Ents Review

Several years after their first adventure in Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph and Vanellope have spent day after day in their computer games while spending the evenings hanging out with the characters from other video games.

Little Italy (12) | Home Ents Review

As children, Nikki and Leo were inseparable. Based in Little Italy Canada, their parents were partners who made Italian pizza with old family traditions.

Departures (12) | Home Ents Review

There have been a few movies that have dealt with the taboo topic of death over the years; A Walk to Remember and more recently The Fault in Our Stars for example.

A Simple Favour (15) | Home Ents Review

With a mixture of styles, the film is an absolute delight. Humorous but with an exciting story giving the movie the feeling of a thriller, the cast is delightful and the film a great watch. Rent or buy now!

The Predator (15) | Home Ents Review

When a Predator ship crashes to Earth, Army Ranger sniper Quinn McKenna is in the firing line from both the alien as well as government agent Will Traeger, who is following his own agenda and has no time for someone in his way

Incredibles 2 (PG) | Home Ents Review

This time around, within Pixar’s The Incredibles 2, it is woman power that takes the spotlight with Helen (Hunter) as Elastigirl seeking to save the reputation of Superhero’s all over the world.

Bedevilled (15) | Home Ents Review

The life of this generation of teens (and the majority of adults) revolves around one thing…Technology!

Spielberg & Hanks discuss Trump, freedom of the press and their latest film

In this Friday’s issue of the i newspaper, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks talk about their latest project, The Post, which led nominations at the Golden Globes and is already generating major Oscar buzz.

The Ghoul – Interview with Director Gareth Tunley & Actor Alice Lowe

Director Gareth Tunley and Alice Lowe, who plays Kathleen, talk to Close-Up Film about the making of noir-ish thriller, THE GHOUL.

KELLY REICHARDT speaks to Carlie Newman about her new film Certain Women

Sitting quietly in the hotel room, it is hard to believe that Kelly Reichardt is responsible not just for directing the film CERTAIN WOMEN but also for writing and editing it.

Close-Up with… Eric Bana, on Special Correspondents

Laid back (quite literally on a comfy looking sofa) and relaxed, Eric Bana in real life is as far from his new onscreen persona of Frank Bonneville than you could imagine.

Brooklyn: Saoirse Ronan interview

A young woman must make the difficult choices that will define the rest of her life as the BAFTA and Academy Award®-nominated BROOKLYN arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and EST from February 29th

Interview: Armie Hammer & Henry Cavill

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Is Available On Digital HD, BLU-RAY And DVD ON 7TH December 2015

Interview: The Cast & Crew Of The Gift

“The Gift started for me with a simple premise: what would happen if a high school bully ran into his victim fifteen or so years later? What would or could be the effects? How might the past come to bear on the present? How could the past, unaccounted and unresolved, rupture a present situation?

Close-Up with… Adeel Akhtar

We grabbed a chat with BBC River sidekick Adeel Akthar on the eve of the final episode last week. The Utopia, Four Lions and Pan star is busy rehearsing ‘A Christmas Carol’ in preparation for a Christmas run at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Interview: FrightFest Festival founder Alan Jones

Mark Bartlett at Close-Up Film interviewed FrightFest Festival founder Alan Jones, who has just launched the new FrightFest Presents distribution label to VOD. The initial six titles (AAAAH!, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB, SAND, AFTERDEATH, SOME KIND OF HATE and ESTRANGED) are on on itunes now and have been carefully created to appeal to horror aficionados.

Director Paul Hyett Chats About Howl

Close-Up Film’s Mark Bartlett caught up with practical effects guru turned director Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House) ahead of the release of his second feature Howl.

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).

Director Craig Roberts Chats About ‘Just Jim’

Close-Up Film recently caught up with actor-turned-director Craig Roberts, star of Richard Ayoade’s 2010 smash hit, black-comedy ‘Submarine’, now in the directorial chair for his feature film ‘Just Jim’ to discuss the pressures of being one of the youngest actor-turned-directors in recent history.

Fighting With My Family – “Sneak Peek” – Out on DVD and Blu-Ray July 1

Based on a true story, FIGHTING WITH MY FAMILY follows reformed gangster Ricky, wife Julia, daughter Paige and son Zak as they make a living wrestling together in tiny venues.

Rambo: Last Blood – Official Teaser Trailer

Almost four decades after he drew first blood, Sylvester Stallone is back as one of the greatest action heroes of all time, John Rambo.

Downton Abbey movie teaser trailer

You are cordially invited to return to Downton Abbey. Only in theaters 2019. #DowntonAbbeyFilm

‘Path of Blood’ available on DVD 10th December

Path of Blood will be released on DVD on the 10th December. This critically acclaimed documentary is not a film for the faint of heart

The Predator: new red band trailer

With a warning for gore and naughty words, here’s the new red band trailer for The Predator…

Suspiria: first trailer for the horror remake

Dakota Johnson stars in the forthcoming remake of the 1977 classic, Suspiria. Here’s the eerie first trailer…

Trailer: Path of Blood

Deep in the Saudi desert, young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp sign up to a plot to overthrow the Saudi government.

Trailer: The Endless

A mind-bending sci-fi horror about two brothers who get caught up in a ‘crazy UFO death cult´

First Trailer For Hotel Artemis

Jean Thomas, aka THE NURSE (Jodie Foster) is the manager of the Hotel Artemis, an ultra-exclusive, members-only hospital hidden in a hotel redolent of faded ‘20s glamour.

New Clip For Acts of Vengeance

From the producers of The Expendables1 and 2, Rambo, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, comes Acts of Vengeance – an edge of your seat action thriller starring Antonio Banderas and Karl Urban.

New Clip From Wonderstruck

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, WONDERSTRUCK tells the story of Ben and Rose – children from two different eras, who secretly wish their lives were different.

Chomp on this. Jason Statham stars in #TheMeg, in cinemas August 10.

A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.