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    Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

    When you say “Mission Impossible 5” it engineers a universal reaction of “my God, really??”. The expectation is that, surely there should be no gas left in the tank by […]

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    Maggie (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Henry Hobson’s moody zombie-indie has so much atmosphere going for it that it’s almost suffocating. When Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wade Vogel has to burn his crops to prevent the threat of […]

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    Miss Meadows (15) | Home Ents Review

    Perhaps a series of indie movies and pet projects have passed me by, but it seems to me that Katie Holmes has been relatively quiet since she escaped the clutches […]

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    Quatermass (15) | Home Ents Review

    This new restoration of the 1978 drama series Quatermass lets fans of Nigel Kneale’s thoroughly Post-War British character revisit the final trajectory of his story arc – to mix rocketry […]

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    Southpaw (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Straight off the bat, Southpaw is not the next Rocky, nor Raging Bull. The reason for that is simple; there have been forty years of boxing-related movies since Rocky and […]

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    Eden (15) | Close-Up Film Review

      Mia Hansen-Løve follows up Goodbye First Love and Father of My Children with another effortlessly cool, immensely watchable film with an autobiographical element. But in Eden, she is also […]

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    Ruth and Alex (12A) | Film Review

    Ruth and Alex have lived in the same charming and homely Brooklyn apartment for some 40 years.   But now they are older, the fact that their beloved apartment is five floors up is […]

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    The Legend of Barney Thomson (15) | Film Review

    Carlyle’s feature film debut as a director, in which he also takes the title role, is an interesting exercise in grand guignol black farce, which doesn’t quite find a unifying […]

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    Contamination (15) | Home Ents Review

    Arrow Video have once again excelled themselves – for no very good reason I can think of, although I’m glad they did – by restoring and releasing Luigi Cozzi’s ‘video […]

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    Girlhouse (18) | Home Ents Review

    Leatherface/Michael Myers runs amok in a house full of web cam girls. Does that sound like movie magic to you? Kylie (Cobrin) is a college student struggling with class, rent […]

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    X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut (12) | Home Ents Review

    As the latest X-Men franchise offering was reviewed to high heaven last year, this will be a summary of the much-anticipated “Rogue Cut” of the film; in particular, the additional […]

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    Housebound (15) | Home Ents Review

    One of the best comedies of the year is also a rather effective Kiwi-inflected gothic horror piece, boasting masterclass performances in deadpan humour and writing that is pitch perfect at […]

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    The Wonders (Le meraviglie) (U) | Close-Up Film Review

    Alice Rohrwacher follows up the great Corpo Celeste with a dreamlike tale of another girl who is older and wiser than her years. In this case, the main character keeps […]

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    13 Minutes (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    13 Minutes contains a series of flash backs to life prior to the arrest of Georg Elser, the man who tried to assassinate Hitler. It relates to the background of […]

  • The Gallows

    The Gallows (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    It’s High School drama season, and sports jock Reese (Reese Mishler) is stumbling badly through his lines opposite mini-diva Pfeifer (Pfeifer Brown) as they rehearse “The Gallows,” a play that […]

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    Ant-Man (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

    Two schools of thought are going into Marvel’s latest cinematic offering; the first being the fanboys -and-girls who have followed the gestation of the project from its announcement in 2006, […]

  • The Voices

    The Voices (15) | Home Ents Review

    Marjane Satrapi, perhaps best known for her Oscar-nominated animation Persepolis, brings a stirring sense of duality to this quirky, off-tone horror-dramedy about an inadvertent serial killer suffering from mental health […]

  • Unfinished Business

    Unfinished Business (15) | Home Ents Review

    Vince Vaughn reteams with director Ken Scott following the off-key Delivery Man to deliver another comedy similar to that effort in a few ways; namely, that’s it’s not the funniest […]

  • Hyena

    Hyena (18) | Home Ents Review

    Hyena brings the British crime flick kicking and screaming into the 21st Century, all mood and isolation, with more than a pinch of extreme violence and a criminal underworld that’s […]

  • The Cutting Room

    The Cutting Room (15) | Home Ents Review

    The Cutting Room is a low budget British horror film which sees a trio of friends (loveable prankster Raz, his scaredy cat girlfriend Charlie and sensible girl Jess) set out […]

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