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‘Obey’ To Be Premiered at Edinburgh IFF

Beyond Fiction and Harvest Pictures are delighted to announce that its film OBEY will celebrate its UK Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Trailer: Studio 54

STUDIO 54 was the epicentre of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous.

Tully (15) | Close-Up Film Review

If you are about to give birth, I suggest you DON’T see this film. Marlo (Charlize Theron) is about to give birth to her third child.

The Old Dark House (U) | Home Ents Review

This pristine 4K presentation of the comedy-horror classic looks so good that the years melt away, and allow the brilliant tone of this film – uncanny, arch and witty – to shine through.

On Chesil Beach (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The year is 1962, a time when the swinging sixties had not yet happened and the sexual repression, stuffy class system and inflexible rules of respectability that dominated the fifties still shaped our society. 

‘hubii film’ kicks-off in Cannes with event and first project announcement

hubii launched its Blockchain film funding platform hubii film with an exclusive event during the 71st Cannes Film Festival 

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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.

Feature: Netflix’s Lost in Space

Timmy and Lassie. Elliott and E.T. Will Robinson and the Robot. The strongest friendships aren’t always between humans.

Avengers: Infinity War “Groundbreaking Use of IMAX Cameras” Featurette

In the second IMAX Behind The Frame featurette for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo and Producer Kevin Feige reveal how they made Hollywood history

Featurette & Clip For The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release the first clip and featurette for THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

Go behind the scenes of ISLE OF DOGS

Go behind the scenes of ISLE OF DOGS with director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom) and the film’s animators as they bring the characters to life in this brand new featurette

The Dambusters – Back in cinemas for one day only

THE DAM BUSTERS is newly restored in 4K to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous WWII raid.

The Mercy – New Featurette

STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release a new featurette with interviews with Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and director James Marsh, for THE MERCY coming to cinemas 9th February 2018.

Close-Up Film’s Oscar Round-Up

So, the Oscar nominations are in and, as widely anticipated, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has emerged as the front runner. Garnering 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director

15:17 to Paris – ‘Director’s Vision’ Featurette

From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.

Peter Rabbit – Flopsy Featurette, in cinemas March 16

In Peter Rabbit™, the mischievous and adventurous hero who has captivated generations of readers now takes on the starring role of his own contemporary comedy.

Feature | Flying in Hollywood

You breeze through security, and it’s just a few steps through the empty departure lounge to your gate. Out the window you can see your plane is ready for boarding, and then the tannoy calls out your flight number.

‘Obey’ To Be Premiered at Edinburgh IFF

Beyond Fiction and Harvest Pictures are delighted to announce that its film OBEY will celebrate its UK Premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

Trailer: Studio 54

STUDIO 54 was the epicentre of ’70s hedonism—a monumental magnet for beautiful stars, casual sex, and mounds of cocaine, a den of excess that defined its own rules and enshrined the ostracized, queer, and fabulous.

‘hubii film’ kicks-off in Cannes with event and first project announcement

hubii launched its Blockchain film funding platform hubii film with an exclusive event during the 71st Cannes Film Festival 

Pop Up Screens Announces it’s Summer Outdoor Cinema Line Up for 2018

Regarded as one of the most enjoyable and relaxing outdoor cinema experiences in London, this summer the iconic Pop Up Screens returns bigger and better than ever

Peter Rabbit 2 confirmed for 2020

James Corden is expected to lend his voice to the title character again, as Sony confirms Peter Rabbit 2 is on the way…

Carnaby International unveils a diverse slate of new genre films

Carnaby International unveils a diverse slate of new genre films ahead of Cannes Film Festival 2018

The Dambuster 4K Restoration Lands June 4th

Based on the legendary true story of Commander Guy Gibson and his squadron, THE DAM BUSTERS (1955) captures all the thrilling action and suspense of the magnificent exploits of a group of young pilots and their crews

Best-ever Marvel IMAX opening for Avengers: Infinity War

Best-ever IMAX opening for a Marvel title and the third largest IMAX opening of all time.

New Additions To The 2018 Sundance London Film Festival

Sundance Institute and Picturehouse announced today three additions to the 2018 Sundance Film Festival: London programme.

Paramount has plans for at least two more Star Trek movies

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulous has confirmed Star Trek’s future on the big screen.

Trailer – Bobby Robson – More Than A Manager

Noah Media Group proudly presents the first look at Bobby Robson: More Than A Manager – the definitive film about the life and career of revered football manager Sir Bobby Robson. 

Principal Photography Begins on ‘Blinded By The Light’

Ground-breaking filmmaker Gurinder Chadha has begun principal photography on her heart-warming new comedy drama, BLINDED BY THE LIGHT.

Tully (15) | Close-Up Film Review

If you are about to give birth, I suggest you DON’T see this film. Marlo (Charlize Theron) is about to give birth to her third child.

On Chesil Beach (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The year is 1962, a time when the swinging sixties had not yet happened and the sexual repression, stuffy class system and inflexible rules of respectability that dominated the fifties still shaped our society. 

I Feel Pretty (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

I Feel Pretty is look at body image with a new slant, the movie stars Amy Schumer as Renee, a large but attractive woman who hates her appearance.

Lean on Pete (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Charley (lying about his age) manages to get a job in stables run by the trainer, Del (Steve Buscemi). Charley grows fond of a horse called ‘Lean on Pete.’

Mansfield 66/67 (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A great story is ruined by a lo-fi pop-art treatment in this documentary about the last two years of Jayne Mansfield, the 1950s and 1960s sex symbol and actor.

Sherlock Gnomes (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

After the success of 2011’s Gnomeo & Juliet, a story based on Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet tale (without the death ending), the garden gnomes and their somewhat odd family return for another adventure in this sequel, Sherlock Gnomes, this time looking to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for inspiration.

That Good Night (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If you know the Dylan Thomas poem from which That Good Night takes its title, it’s no spoiler to tell you that it is about a man dying.  

Redoubtable aka Godard Mon Amour (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Set in the sixties, Redoubtable is the story of the turbulent marriage between renowned French film maker Jean Luc Godard and much younger actress Anne Wiazemsky

Nothing Like a Dame (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dames Judi Dench, Eileen Atkins, Joan Plowright and Maggie Smith are icons of the acting profession.  All now over 80 and good friends, who have at various times worked with each other

Let the Sunshine in (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Let the Sunshine in  is a French film par excellence. Juliette Binoche stars as Isabelle, a middle-aged French divorcee who lives with her 10-year-old daughter- although we don’t meet the daughter who is staying with her father over the duration of the film – in Paris.

Runner Runner (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A brilliant Princeton math student attempts to set free his broke bank account by risking all in an online poker game. After he’s cheated of his last cent, he flies to Costa Rica to sort things out with the owner of that gambling website.

The Leisure Seeker (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Faced with the prospect of her husband John Spencer (Donald Sutherland) gradually getting worse as his Alzheimer’s disease progresses, Ella Spencer (Helen Mirren) suddenly leaves home with John in their old RV.

The Old Dark House (U) | Home Ents Review

This pristine 4K presentation of the comedy-horror classic looks so good that the years melt away, and allow the brilliant tone of this film – uncanny, arch and witty – to shine through.

Breakheart Pass (PG) | Home Ents Review

A solid, stolid and slightly stodgy western that’s made special by Lucien Ballard’s nice camera work, the craggy presence of Charles Bronson and a nice collection of supporting character actors, together at last.

Intimate Lighting (PG) | Home Ents Review

It was once described by its own producer as “the most boring film ever made” and was banned in its country of origin for 20 years.

The Shannara Chronicles: – Season 2 (15) | Home Ents Review

The Shannara Chronicles started as an adaptation of The Sword of Shannara – a trilogy of novels written by Terry Brooks.

Murder on the Orient Express (12A) | Home Ents Review

Apart from his awful, huge moustache, Kenneth Branagh, in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, is an absolute delight. Branagh directs a stellar cast in this new version of the 1934 novel.

Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: 3 Films 1980-1983 | Home Ents Review

Three surprising early films from the director of The Time to Live and The Time to Die, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster, Three Times and most recently The Assassin.

Night of the Virgin (18) | Home Ents Review

A good premise is ruined by gurning, comic gore and an over-ambitious running time in Roberto San Sebastián’s misogynistic comedy horror.

Thor Ragnarok (12) Home Ents Review

Any film that uses Led Zepplin’s mighty Immigrant Song to soundtrack not one but two massive battles between good and evil has to be up there with the best.

The Hero (15) | Home Ents Review

Actor Sam Elliott has been a film actor for decades.  An early role was as the card shark in “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.  He got to say the iconic line “The Dude abides” in “The Big Kowalski” and was Cher’s biker boyfriend in “Mask”.   

Mother! (18) | Home Ent Review

What the hell is wrong with this film? It’s an increasingly fantastic and bizarre thriller that will just not work for many.

The Witch Who Came from the Sea (18) | Home Ents Review

Molly (Perkins) daydreams her days away on Santa Monica beach, with her young nephews in tow. Her nights she spends working as a waitress at a beach bar run by Long John (Chapman).

Buster Keaton: 3 Films (E) | Home Ents Review

Sherlock Jr., The General and Steamboat Bill, Jr: the ultimate examples of physical comedy on the grand, even epic scale, are collected here in this Eureka! Masters of Cinema Series edition. All three are from stunning new 4K restorations and available on Blu-ray for the first time.

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.

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.

The 50th Anniversary Big Screen Revival Of Yellow Submarine

The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018 with tickets going on sale from 17 April.

Future World, co-directed by James Franco: first trailer

James Franco heads into the desert to star in his own Mad Max-style action film – alongside Milla Jovovich. Here’s a trailer

New poster for Journeyman

Paddy Considine’s second feature JOURNEYMAN will be released by STUDIOCANAL on 30th March 2018. Considine not only wrote and directed the film but also stars alongside Jodie Whittaker

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – New poster & teaser trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.

FRIGHTFEST Hit ‘FEVER’ Unleashed On UK Audiences on March 12th

Fever’ (aka ‘Mountain Fever’), is an end of the world thriller about a man out of his depth. Inspired by the action cinema of James Cameron and the minimalism of Nicolas Winding Refn

Mary Poppins Returns: the first trailer

Emily Blunt takes the title role, as Mary Poppins Returns. Here’s the trailer…