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Judy and Punch (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This reworking of the old Punch and Judy tale is a dark, indeed almost Grimm fairy tale, reminiscent of the work of novelist Angela Carter, which puts a feminist revenge slant onto the violence of the traditional seaside puppet show. 

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotton Romans (PG) | Home Ents Review

Horrible Histories: The Movie is based on Scholastic’s best-selling and award-winning children’s historical comedy book series by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (E) | Home Ents Review

A violent and self-righteous World War 2 Japanese veteran is on an obsessive quest for justice in this disturbing and compelling documentary.

Little Monsters (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Little Monsters is a gory horror comedy involving zombies, tiny tots and their sweet as sugar teacher. 

New Documentary on the Creation & Significance of Iconic Musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Set For Release This December

Fiddler On The Roof is the story of all immigrants and refugees trying to escape persecution in their homeland, of the Jewish immigrant coming to America, of the fraying of tradition, generational tension, and the loss of roots.

Sorry We Missed You (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Following his wonderful I, Daniel Blake, you would think that director Ken Loach had already covered the woes of the poorly employed and unemployed. But you would be wrong!

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The Sundance Film Festival: London 2019

The recent festival presented 12 feature films from this year’s Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah, U.S.A., selected for London by the Sundance Institute programming team in collaboration with Picturehouse.

Nicholas Hoult & Lily Collins Talk Tolkien

From legendary halls of Oxford to the grim and bloody trenches of World War I, this enthralling biopic explores the early years of J.R.R Tolkien and the relationships that defined the legendary author.

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.

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotton Romans (PG) | Home Ents Review

Horrible Histories: The Movie is based on Scholastic’s best-selling and award-winning children’s historical comedy book series by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (E) | Home Ents Review

A violent and self-righteous World War 2 Japanese veteran is on an obsessive quest for justice in this disturbing and compelling documentary.

Running with the Devil (18) | Home Ents Review

Running with the Devil stars the incredible Nicolas Cage and Laurence Fishburne, and is a volatile drug thriller that explores two sides of the spectrum

The Curse of Buckout Road (18) | Home Ents Review

College/university should be a time of partying, hanging out with your friends and learning new things about the world in a way that you have never experienced before.

The Fate of Lee Khan (12) | Home Ent Review

Set almost completely inside a rural inn during the Mongolian Empire’s rule in China, The Fate of Lee Khan tells the story of a band of patriotic Chinese rebel spies who set a trap for a murderous Mongolian official.

Support the Girls (15) | Home Ents Review

Lisa (Regina Hall) is general manager of Double Whammies – name says it all – which is a roadside “sports bar with curves” in Texas.

Nicholas Hoult & Lily Collins Talk Tolkien

From legendary halls of Oxford to the grim and bloody trenches of World War I, this enthralling biopic explores the early years of J.R.R Tolkien and the relationships that defined the legendary author.

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

New Documentary on the Creation & Significance of Iconic Musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Set For Release This December

Fiddler On The Roof is the story of all immigrants and refugees trying to escape persecution in their homeland, of the Jewish immigrant coming to America, of the fraying of tradition, generational tension, and the loss of roots.

Stars gather in support of BFI LUMINOUS

Stars from the UK’s film and television industries gathered in support of BFI LUMINOUS, the biennial fundraising gala presented in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen.

BFI London Film Festival 2019 LAUNCH

The full programme for the London Film Festival 2019 has been launched. The Festival runs from 2 -13 October 2019.

BFI unveils full programme for BFI MUSICALS!

The BFI have revealed the programme for the UK’s greatest ever season celebrating the film musical, at an all-singing, all-dancing event at BFI Southbank 

BFI Reveals Writer-Director Bursary Shortlist, Danny Boyle Joins Jury

The BFI and IWC Schaffhausen  reveal the three filmmakers shortlisted for the IWC Schaffhausen Filmmaker Bursary Award

Fox Searchlight Pictures 25th anniversary cinema weekender

Marking the studio’s milestone 25th anniversary, Fox Searchlight Pictures will screen some of their most celebrated films at an Everyman cinema weekender across London from Thursday 29th August to Sunday 1st September.

Judy and Punch (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This reworking of the old Punch and Judy tale is a dark, indeed almost Grimm fairy tale, reminiscent of the work of novelist Angela Carter, which puts a feminist revenge slant onto the violence of the traditional seaside puppet show. 

Little Monsters (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Little Monsters is a gory horror comedy involving zombies, tiny tots and their sweet as sugar teacher. 

Sorry We Missed You (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Following his wonderful I, Daniel Blake, you would think that director Ken Loach had already covered the woes of the poorly employed and unemployed. But you would be wrong!

The Last Black Man in San Francisco (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In its fairly quiet way this film has a lot to say for itself. The first film by Joe Talbot, it tells how Jimmie Fails – played here by the real Jimmie Fails – keeps returning to his childhood home in the Fillmore district of San Francisco.

After the Wedding (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

After the Wedding is adapted by director Bart Freundlich from the 2006 film of the same name by Danish director Susanne Bier.  But with one important difference in that the two leading roles, originally male, have been changed to female. 

Driven (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Complete with its own chaotic backstory (filming in Puerto Rico being was disrupted and delayed by Hurricane Maria), this drama/comedy version of the story behind the sportscar visionary – and the man who brought him down – begins with huckster and drug-smuggling pilot Jim Hoffman (Sudeikis) and his family being arrested.

IT Chapter 2 out September 6th

Ahead of the highly anticipated release of New Line Cinema’s IT CHAPTER TWO on 6 September, Warner Bros. Pictures announces the re-release of the biggest horror film of all time, IT (2017).

FREE Tickets to Pre-Release Screenings of Dora and The Lost City of Gold

To celebrate the release of Dora and the Lost City of Gold (Cert PG), Paramount Pictures are offering the chance to get FREE TICKETS to a screening at selected Showcase Cinemas (listed below) on 13th August

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