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Downtown Abbey (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Having been a long time fan of Downton Abbey,I was looking forward to the big cinematic version of the popular TV series. And was I disappointed? On the whole, no.

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.

Hustlers (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This true life story is inspired by an article in New York magazine written by journalist Jessica Pressler and played in the film by Julia Styles as a character called Elizabeth.

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

Mrs Lowry and Son (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Adapted by writer Martyn Hesford from what was originally his radio play and then a two-hander for the stage, Mrs Lowry and Son very much shows its theatrical origins.   

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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.

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.

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

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.

Lost for nearly a century, Love, Life and Laughter screens at BFI LFF

The 63rd BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express is thrilled to announce George Pearson’s Love, Life and Laughter (1923) as this year’s Archive Special Presentation.

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).

Downtown Abbey (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Having been a long time fan of Downton Abbey,I was looking forward to the big cinematic version of the popular TV series. And was I disappointed? On the whole, no.

Hustlers (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This true life story is inspired by an article in New York magazine written by journalist Jessica Pressler and played in the film by Julia Styles as a character called Elizabeth.

Mrs Lowry and Son (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Adapted by writer Martyn Hesford from what was originally his radio play and then a two-hander for the stage, Mrs Lowry and Son very much shows its theatrical origins.   

The Informer (15) | Close-Up Film Reiew

The most striking thing about this second feature from director Andrea Di Stefano is that it is extremely violent, pretty sadistic and employs an awful lot of gunplay.

The Souvenir (15) | Close-Up Film Review

 Set in the 80s, the story is autobiographical – a fictionalised retelling of a relationship Hogg had when she was a very young woman. 

The Farewell (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Based on the real experiences of writer/director Wang, the twist in The Farewell is revealed immediately when Billi (Awkwafina) learns that her beloved grandmother “Nai Nai” (Shuzhen Zhou) has received a fatal cancer diagnosis.

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