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Win Pool Of London on Blu-Ray

To celebrate a brand new restoration of the 1951 Ealing classic POOL OF LONDON on Blu-Ray, DVD & EST, we have 3 copies of the Blu-Ray to give away to some lucky winners.

Some Highlights of The London Film Festival 2016

The London Film Festival 2016 has just finished but the new films that have been shown will be on general – or limited – release over the coming year. Three which will be worth catching are LION and QUEEN OF KATWE and A UNITED KINGDOM

Close-Up with… Billy O’Brien and Alice Diop

The London Film Festival is a busy time for both filmmakers and press. However, an excellent part of it is the opportunity to meet the directors behind some of the films on show in a more informal way than unusual.

60th London Film Festival – Preview Round-Up

The LFF is thrown open to the press and industry for two weeks before the public can get their hands on tickets. Here is Close-Up’s guide to what’s hot and what’s not from the vast array of films available.

Win The Keeping Room on DVD

To celebrate the release of THE KEEPING ROOM, which releases on digital download 10th October and on DVD 17th October, we have a copy of the DVD up for grabs courtesy of Lionsgate Home Entertainment!

When Marnie Was There: A New Book in the Ghibli Fairytale

As the Studio celebrated its 30th birthday last year it was also experiencing a huge transition. Co-founder and figurehead Hayao Miyazaki had stepped down from creating feature films.

Preview: BFI London Film Festival 2016

It’s that time of year again: the 60th BFI LONDON FILM FESTIVAL Wednesday...

The Melbourne International Film Festival 2016

The Melbourne International Film Festival in Australia has just wrapped up its 65th year, and we were there for part of it to take in the crazy atmosphere, the workshops, lectures and networking of their Accelerator industry program, and of course to see a few films

War Dogs – Hustling For The American Dream featurette

The unbelievable story of a pair of twenty-somethings who land a $300 million deal with the U.S. government comes to cinemas August 26.

The Captain America European Press Conference: What did we learn?

The Avengers reassembled for an 11-man and 2-woman star-studded press conference on Monday afternoon. The cast were, for the most-part, friendly with each other.

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.

Dakota Johnson stars in the short film ‘Vale’

Estrella Damm is proud to present ‘Vale’ a new short film by award winning Alejandro Amenábar (The Others), starring Dakota Johnson (50 Shades of Grey, A Bigger Splash), Natalia Tena (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones) and Quim Gutiérrez (3 Bodas de más, Primos) that gives a warm-hearted insight into friendship in the Mediterranean, as a group of young people explore the island of Ibiza.

60th BFI London Film Festival Announces 2016 Award Winners

The 60th BFI London Film Festival in partnership with American Express® announced this year’s Festival Awards’ winners at its high profile Awards dinner, at Banqueting House, Whitehall, last night.

Fantastic Beasts Fan Events

Fans Will Be Treated to a Special Preview of New Footage From the Film in IMAX, and Can Be Part of a Live Interactive Q & A With the Stars and Director.

Magnificent Seven: Cowboys spotted in London

There have been numerous sightings of seven mysterious riders around London this week. First spotted at the dead of night in the Wild West End

Walt Disney Records Release ‘Pete’s Dragon’ Soundtrack

The album features 3 original songs written for the film including “Nobody Knows” performed by the Lumineers, the end credit track “Something Wild” by electronic violinist Lindsey Stirling featuring Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness and “The Dragon Song” performed by Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy.

Trainspotting Live Event At Empire’s Ultimate Film & Entertainment Weekend

EMPIRE, the world’s biggest movie magazine, has unveiled further tantalising programming announcements for the upcoming AMERICAN AIRLINES PRESENTS EMPIRE LIVE, 2016’s ultimate film and entertainment weekend

The Science on Screen series at Barbican

The popular Science on Screen series continues at Barbican Cinemas, exploring the space where science and culture overlap.

Code of Honour Coming To DVD&Digital

ROBERT SIKES and WILLIAM PORTER served together in the US Special Forces in the Middle East. Both were exceptional soldiers, but Sikes went MIA after he received word that his wife and young son were innocent victims of a gangland drive-by shooting. He returns home and massacres a large group of drug dealers who are meeting late at night.

Barbican Film – She’s So Giallo

For roughly eight years, the giallo – this quintessentially Italian genre – stacked up the bodies, scattered red herrings and oozed style before fading away, nearly forgotten by the general public, though later it would inspire the likes of Quentin Tarantino, William Friedkin and Nicholas Winding Refn.

Film4 Summer Screen line-up announced

Somerset Houses’s unmissable outdoor movie season is back in August. Watching a film on the cobbles with a picnic is a practically perfect summer night out.

Ken Loach’s film I, Daniel Blake has won the Palme d’Or

It was the 79-year-old’s second award for best picture at the festival after 2006’s The Wind That Shakes the Barley.

Production of The San Jose Announced

Shipwreck Movie Rights Ltd., in association with Rampage Entertainment and Byron A. Martin Productions, has just acquired the exclusive rights and launched the production of The San Jose, a dramatic feature film about the Spanish galleon San Jose and its $17 billion treasure.

Alice Through The Looking Glass – European Premiere

In Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” an all-new spectacular adventure featuring the unforgettable characters from Lewis Carroll’s beloved stories, Alice returns to the whimsical world of Underland and travels back in time to save the Mad Hatter.

Doctor Strange (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This latest addition to the Marvel comics’ cinematic canon is a handsome looking beast, which benefits from a classy, largely British cast in the main roles and really stunning special effects.

I, Daniel Blake (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This film nails both the surreal comedy and poignant tragedy of its situation from the very opening words of dialogue, where Daniel Blake (Johns), a 59 year old Geordie joiner, recovering from a heart attack, is being subjected to a ridiculous verbal benefits test as to whether or not he is fit for work.

Jack Reacher – Never Go Back (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Tom Cruise stars again as Jack Reacher in this action thriller based on another of Lee Child’s books featuring the tough and isolated hero of that name.

Queen of Katwe (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

This is the true life story of 10 year old Phiona Mutesi, brought up in the slum of Katwe in Kampala,Uganda, who became an international chess champion while still a child.

Blood Father (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Gibson’s personal and professional star has not been riding high of late but here he shows that he can still do the action hero number effectively, albeit as a somewhat older and grumpier one drawing, it has been suggested by some commentators, on his personal experiences for the character’s deep seated anger.

The Guv’nor (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Jamie McLean sets out to explore his father’s life with the aid of director Paul Van Carter. Van Carter was an assistant on Bronson (2008) and helmed last year’s Gascoigne. He is currently working on Churchill as well as a drama based on Lenny McLean called My Name Is Lenny.

Free State Of Jones (15) | Close-Up Film Review

McConaughey is a force of nature in the portrayal of someone who is for some, an American liberal hero. He’s a Messianic figure that is part Robin Hood, part Martin Luther-King, the unkempt beard and gaunt frame really do give him the look of Jesus.

The Girl with All the Gifts (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Like the 2006 film “The Children of Men”, this “dystopian future” film features a world where the future of humanity is in the hands of one young girl. Only in this case she is a flesh eating zombie.

Imperium (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Radcliffe plays Nate, an intelligence analyst with the FBI, who is sent undercover in middle America to foil a white supremacist terrorist plot. Collette is Angela, FBI case agent and his control and contact in the bureau.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s the end of the line for chubby troubled Maori teen Ricky (Julian Dennison), who has been dragged to a ramshackle farm right out in the New Zealand bush by grimly determined social worker Paula (Rachel House).

Two Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

The story concerns Natalya Petrovna (Vartanyan), the bored wife of a rich landowner, and her husband’s friend Rakitin (Fiennes), who has been in love with her for years, whose attentions she enjoys but will never allow the relationship to develop beyond a flirtation.

Anthropoid (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The film is set in World War II and the title refers to the code name of the London-based Czechoslovakian government-in-exile’s plan to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich, otherwise known as the Butcher of Prague

Visions (15) | Home Ents Review

Blumhouse productions are known for their low budget, big box office horrors. Having previously made such chillers as Insidious and Paranormal Activity, what will this new Polish production about haunting foresight bring them?

Gilda (PG) | Home Ents Review

Charles Vidor’s enthralling film-noir Gilda, featuring a career-defining performance from Rita Hayworth at the heart of a tempestuous love triangle, has finally been released on Blu-Ray for the first time in the UK.

Bone Tomahawk (18) | Home Ents Review

Stephen Spielberg was recently quoted as saying ‘there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western’. Well if ‘Bone Tomahawk’ is an indication of the way of the Western, then the superhero movie going that way is fine by me.

Here Comes Mr Jordan (U) | Home Ents Review

Nestling in a unique space somewhere between Harvey and It’s a Wonderful Life, Here Comes Mr. Jordan tells the fascinating tale of a boxer, Joe Pendleton (Robert Montgomery), who is taken to the afterlife following a near-fatal plane crash whilst flying solo on his way to fight for the title.

Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC (18) | Home Ents Review

The chances are that you cannot name a single director of tv dramas from what are often called the golden years of British tv. If you can, the name on your lips is probaby Alan Clarke – whose astonishing body of work from 20 years at the BBC has now been released in two formats: a sumptuous 13 disc Blu-ray box set and two 6 discs DVD sets.

Stuff and Dough (12) | Home Ents Review

Stuff and Dough is a masterclass in fresh film-making, resonating with several genres to great effect (disaffected youth, grimy realism, thriller) to create something unique yet wonderfully familiar; while keeping up a sprightly, light tone throughout. Now, you definitely can’t say the latter about Puiu’s follow-up films.

Scott of the Antarctic (PG) |Home Ents Review

Studio Canal’s Vintage Classic series brings us yet another treat with this lovingly restored edition of “Scott of the Antarctic”. Jack Cardiff’s cinematography hardly needs my endorsement but the painstaking restoration work by the team at Pinewood Studios really shows. The image is pin-sharp with none of that slight fringing we’re accustomed to seeing in unrestored early Technicolor films

Journey to the Shore (12) | Home Ents Review

There is no shortage of films about love carrying on into the afterlife. On one end of the spectrum you’ve got films like ‘Ghost’, on the other is the likes of ‘Truly Madly Deeply’. From Japanese writer/director Kiyoshi Kirosawa comes the latest addition to the ghost romance genre.

Our Little Sister (PG) | Home Ents Review

Sachi (Haruka Ayase), Yoshino (Masami Nagasawa) and Chika (Kaho) are three sisters who live a seemingly idyllic life in their family home. When they hear that their father, a man absent for many years, has died and that he had a teenage daughter, Suzu (Suzu Hirose), from another relationship, they attend his funeral and meet Suzu

Edvard Munch (PG) | Home Ents Review

This austere, informative portrait of the Expressionist painter of the iconic ‘The Scream’ really puts the viewer through the wringer – in a good way, that the artist himself might have commended.

Creed (12) | Home Ents Review

Creed is touted as a “Rocky for a new generation”, but do we really need one? Isn’t all that rags to riches and defeating the odds been completed in other movies?

Youth (15) | Home Ents Review

Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel star as two aging artist best friends, staying in a Swiss-Alps spa for the mostly old or lost folk, in which they discuss and dissect their past and their creative careers but want to end them on different spectrums.

Swallows & Amazons – Clip starring Harry Enfield

There’s just a few days until Swallows And Amazons is released in UK cinemas on August 19th, and to celebrate this final countdown take a look at this new clip from the film.

Trailer: The Idol

A young boy in Gaza, Mohammad, dreams of singing in the Cairo Opera House and for the world to hear his voice.

Trailer: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

New trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, about the unlikely heroes who unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star

New Clip From The Colony

A tense face off between Emma Watson’s character, Lena, and Michael Nyqvist as the notorious, charismatic and unflinching Paul Schäfer, leader of the German sect in Chile, Colonia Dignidad.

Trailer: Ouija: Origin of Evil

It was never just a game. Inviting audiences again into the lore of the spirit board, Ouija: Origin of Evil tells a terrifying new tale as the follow-up to 2014’s sleeper hit that opened at number one.

Trailer: Keeping Up With the Joneses

An ordinary suburban couple (Zach Galifianakis, Isla Fisher) finds it’s not easy keeping up with the Joneses (Jon Hamm, Gal Gadot) – their impossibly gorgeous and ultra-sophisticated new neighbors

Trailer: Precious Cargo

After a botched heist, Eddie, a murderous crime boss, hunts down Karen, the seductive thief who failed him. In order to win back Eddie’s trust, Karen recruits her ex-lover and premier thief Jack to steal a cargo of rare precious gems.

Trailer: Learning To Drive

Learning to Drive. The feel good coming of (middle) age drama stars Sir Ben Kingsley and Patricia Clarkson and hits cinemas on June 10th.

Trailer: Star Trek Beyond

In “Beyond,” the Enterprise crew explores the furthest reaches of uncharted space, where they encounter a mysterious new enemy who puts them and everything the Federation stands for to the test.

New Clip For The Trust

Bad Lieutenant meets Lethal Weapon in this blackly-comic buddy cop thriller. Nicolas Cage delivers his best performance in years as a nihilistic cop who teams with a reluctant young officer played by Elijah Wood

New Clip For Alice Through The Looking Glass

Disney have launched a new clip for Alice Through The Looking Glass titled ‘The Young Hatter’. The film will be released in UK Cinemas on Friday 27th May, 2016.

Trailer: Tank 432

From director Nick Gillespie and executive producer Ben Wheatley (Director Kill List, High Rise), comes this knife-edged thriller about a band of mercenary soldiers battling to escape a mysterious, unseen enemy.