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    No Escape (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Not to be confused with the 1994 Ray Liotta flop, No Escape is the new film from Writer/Director John Erick Dowdle whose previous films include modest genre pieces Quarantine and […]

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    Closed Curtain (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    To say Closed Curtain is a reflexive film would be a massive understatement. Simultaneously, Closed Curtain is a film about courage, the director (Panahi) being banned from making films but […]

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    Buttercup Bill (18) | Close-Up Film Review

    “In this life perfection comes once, and with us it came to soon… it has to be forever or not at all” – Pernilla   Buttercup Bill largely plays out […]

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    Unity (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Written, directed and produced by Monson, Unity is a sequel of sorts to his 2005 film Earthlings. In part Unity can be regarded as political. In part social. Unity makes significant commentary on the lack of unity within the human race despite our technological, social and political improvements. Humankind is yet to become a peaceful race. Still we kill and oppress one another, using animals and nature purely for our own gain.

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    45 Years (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Kate (Rampling) and Geoff (Courtenay) are living in serene country retirement and are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary. Then Geoff receives news that the body has been found of the girlfriend he had back in 1962, who was killed in an accident in the Swiss Alps. As the week towards their anniversary party proceeds, Geoff becomes increasingly preoccupied with his memories of his former girlfriend Katya and Kate becomes obsessively jealous of her long dead rival.

  • The Third Man

    The Third Man (PG) | Home Ents Review

    Available to see on Blu-Ray or DVD, The Third Man is set in Vienna. Orson Welles (in the smaller but dominating role) stars as Harry Lime, who fakes his own death. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a minor novelist, investigates. There are a number of intrigues in this dark, secret society that has formed around Lime in the city. With a screenplay by Graham Greene, the 1949 film stands up well as a unique classic film with a score by zither player, Anton Karas which is still popular today. The finale is amazing.

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    To celebrate the DVD & Digital release of gripping horror thriller BODY, We Have 3 DVD copies To Give Away

    An idyllic Christmas holiday turns deadly when best friends Holly, Cali and Mel break into a local mansion they believe to be unoccupied. But they quickly realise they’re not alone in the house and in a moment of panic become embroiled in a grisly murder. The three girls self-destruct as they try and figure out what to do with the dead body in the living room.

  • White God

    White God (15) | Home Ents Review

    White God is a curious animal; a Hungarian-language effort from visionary director Kornél Mundruczó, it is perhaps worst described as Homeward Bound meets Cujo meets Che: Parts One & Two. It’s best described as its own unique allegorical tale. The plot concerns Lili (Psotta) and her beloved mutt Hagen, as they are sent to live with her estranged father Dániel (Zsótér) following her mother’s sojourn to Australia for work. The problem being that in White God’s Hungary, Hagen counts as an unregistered mongrel; this requires taxation for the dog’s crime of not being a purebred.

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    Infernal (15) | Home Ents Review

    I hate horror films. I hate their disturbing posters and petrified actors, their blood-drenched sets and the screaming, the interminable screaming. I hate them because they draw me in, making me crave new and better horror movies and track down unseen classic of the genre, only to discover that something like Infernal exists in the realm between Hellraiser: Deader and the Christian films of the recently deceased Samuel Goldwyn Jr, which frighten me more than all the Elm Streets put together.

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    A Little Chaos (12) | Home Ents Review

    Sabine de Barra (Winslet) is a young widow scraping a living as a landscape gardener, who is hired by the king’s principal gardener and designer André Le Nôtre (Schoenaerts) to help out with the building of the grandiose gardens of Versailles. Her job is to turn a wodge of swampland into a grandiose outdoor ballroom with fountains. In the course of her Herculean task, a romance develops between her and her boss André and Sabine comes to terms with the tragedy in her past.

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    We Have 3 Copies Of Critically Acclaimed Taiwanese Drama EXIT To Give Away

    Family matters. Ling (Chen Shiang-Chyi) has fitted her life into the role of a traditional Asian housewife but the truth is she feels like a prisoner, striving to escape. Ling’s husband, working in Shanghai, has left her behind to carry out familial duties.

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    Pressure (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    The story of the struggle of four deep-sea saturation divers who become stranded 650ft below sea level in the Indian Ocean (Somali Basin), Ron Scapello’s intense thriller is an all-or-nothing fight for survival as the unfortunate crew must together work in order to reach the surface.

    As expected, the narrative remains for the most part linear as the audience witnesses moment by moment changes suffered by the crew after an untimely storm wrecks their chances at resurfacing via the main ship, with every second their chances of survival cut in half as hysteria quickly sets in and sides are chosen. With this in mind, audiences can more than expect big eruptions in such an enclosed space.

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    Gemma Bovery (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    This is the second time that Arterton has taken the title role in the film of a Posy Simmonds novel, with the character she is playing this time being rather more appealing than the somewhat annoying Tamara Drewe.

    Gemma Bovery is set in Normandy and shot in France by director Anne Fontaine, who also made the charming Coco before Chanel with Audrey Tatou, and it is an effective combination of Gallic charm and English savoir faire.

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    Good People (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    James Franco plays Tom, an American odd job labourer and Kate Hudson co-stars as school teacher Anna in this simply diverting, yet utterly disposable thriller from first time feature director […]

  • The Saboteurs

    The Saboteurs (12) | Home Ents Review

    The Saboteurs undoubtedly demonstrates what a good, authentic WW2 film should strive to be like: smartly complex while grippingly suspenseful, action-packed, superbly cast and historically as accurate as possible within […]

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    My Darling Clementine (U) | Home Ents Review

    It’s odd that a film that is itself nostalgic for simpler times now evokes nostalgia among those of my generation for rainy weekends in the 1970s, when classics like this […]

  • Into The Grizzly Maze

    Into The Grizzly Maze (15) |Home Ents Review

    From David Hackl, the director of the Saw V, comes Into the Grizzly Maze, a creature feature where the hunters become the hunted! After being released from prison, Rowan (Marsden) […]

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    Paper Towns (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

    Ever since she moved in next door, Quentin (Nat Wolff) has had a crush on Margo (Cara Delevigne). As young kids they were inseparable, but as teenage awkwardness bit they […]

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    Hard to be a God (18) | Close-Up Film Review

    Welcome to hell. Hard to be a God is a black and white Russian sci-fi epic based the 1964 science-fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky of the same name. […]

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    Iris (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

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The Third Man

The Third Man (PG) | Home Ents Review

Available to see on Blu-Ray or DVD, The Third Man is set in Vienna. Orson Welles (in the smaller but dominating role) stars as Harry Lime, who fakes his own death. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a minor novelist, investigates. There are a number of intrigues in this dark, secret society that has formed around Lime in the city. With a screenplay by Graham Greene, the 1949 film stands up well as a unique classic film with a score by zither player, Anton Karas which is still popular today. The finale is amazing.

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Doc’n Roll Festival Announces 2015 Programme

Doc’n Roll Film Festival – the UK’s music documentary festival – returns to London for its second edition with another programme of incredible films and Q&As over the course of ten days. From 25 September to 4 October the festival will screen a whole host of World, European, UK and London premieres at the festival’s brand new home, Picturehouse Central.

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