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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).

Love Gets Better With Age

John Galsworthy once said, “Love has no age, no limit; and no death.” we take a look at five movies that tell stories of older couples who have fiercely loved through the years, heartache, joys and trails life brings.

We Take A Look At Actors-Turned-Director

In celebration of the recently released Just Jim (2015), the debut feature of one of the youngest actor-turned-directors in recent history, Craig Roberts having produced his first film at the tender age of 24, we at CU-F would like to take a minute to not only celebrate such talent, but to discuss some other awesome actors who have also successfully taken a directorial role….

Machiavellian Women in Film

In commemoration of the hotly anticipated Macbeth starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, we at Close-Up have decided to celebrate all of those famous femme fatales’ that have graced our film screens over the years. From the evil to the downright insane, here is a short look at Machiavellian Women in film….

10 Movies Acrophobics should avoid

Statistics state that somewhere around 5 in 100 people suffer from acrophobia (fear of heights), so plenty of people out there must have statistically had a pulse quickening experience with certain height-based features or movie moments. If you are one of said viewers, you might need to exercise caution around an IMAX from the 2nd of October.

Suffragette (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

With a brilliantly crafted script by the ubiquitous Abi Morgan and very well directed by Gavron, this is an absorbing and moving dramatisation of an important part of feminist history.

Sicario (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Sicario, we are told in the film’s opening moments, and indeed at the start of every review of Denis Villeneuve’s latest feature, means hitman, but who exactly is calling the shots?

Life (15) | Close-Up Film Review

I have to start by admitting that I am one of the late James Dean’s most ardent fans. I not only have a photograph of him on my wall at home but my young computer guru is called…JAMES DEAN!

Miss You Already (12) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s a pity that word has gone out that this film is a woman’s weepy. OK the film focusses on terminal illness and is about friendship between two women, but it could equally have been about men and surely men are interested in women? We see Milly (Toni Collette) and Jess (Drew Barrymore) becoming friends in early childhood and remaining close into their adult lives.

Macbeth (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Australian director Kurzel, here making his second feature film, has a background as a theatre designer and he has certainly brought a very clear and dramatic visual signature to this adaptation of Shakespeare’s story of the ruthless warrior of the title, who, egged on by his wife, ruthlessly murders his way to the Scottish crown.

The Man Who Could Cheat Death (12) | Home Ents Review

I remember seeing The Man Who Could Cheat Death at the cinema, and thinking it was great then. Whilst seeing it again now was enjoyable, sadly, after very many years it doesn’t seem quite so great, despite a nice transfer to Blu-ray Disc thanks to Eureka!.

Parks and Recreation: The Complete Series (15) | Home Ents Review

Parks and Recreation, or Parks & Rec as it’s lovingly known by both its hardcore fanbase and those who would prefer to save literally, one second, is one of the greatest sitcoms to grace television screens in the last twenty years, easy. Documented not by how it bulldozed audience viewing figures, or netted its stars one mil per episode (ahem, Friends), but by its consistent resilience not only by being “on the bubble” for six seasons – wherein a show doesn’t really warrant renewing, due to dwindling audience figures, yet US television network NBC believed in it anyway – but by permeating itself in the zeitgeist where you least expected it to.

The Physician (15) | Home Ents Review

In the age post Harry Potter, where producers are so eager for stories that could potentially become a success, it is astonishing that some adaptations can go unnoticed sometimes. It does reminds of the rental stores of old where among a huge number of productions that you could choose, there was always someone to suggest a film that you might not even heard of and feel positively surprised by the end of that film.

The Houses of Halloween (18) | Home Ents Review

After years of being annually demoralised by Paranormal Activity sequels, I’ve become quite prejudiced against found footage as a format. Houses of Halloween (Known stateside as The Houses October Built) makes me want to reevaluate that stance a little bit, while still being guilty of several unforgivable flaws.

A Haunting at Preston Castle (15) | Home Ents Review

“On April 12th 1950 a young inmate was beaten to death in a Californian boy’s prison. The body was dumped in the institution’s graveyard. The murder was never solved… or even reported. Sometimes he comes back, for revenge.”

Under Milk Wood is UK’s submission for Oscars

A ground-breaking film interpretation of Dylan Thomas’ classic play Under Milk Wood will be the UK’s submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail – 40th Anniversary re-release

The 1975 classic will be screened in over 500 UK cinemas for one night only on Wednesday 14th October 2015 and for the first time the film will also be shown in a brand new sing-a-long version.

FilmAfrica – 30th Oct to 8th Nov – Venues Across London

For its fifth anniversary, will present 60 films FilmAfrica from 26 different African countries, Including several London, UK, European and World Premieres. There’s something for all tastes and moods: stories of love, modern Africa and of diaspora communities; fun and inspiring female-centric films

Walt Disney Animation Studios’s “Moana” – First look Image

Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Moana” has found her voice following a worldwide search to cast the film’s title character. Native Hawaiian newcomer Auli’i Cravalho, 14, joins Dwayne Johnson in the big-screen adventure about a spirited and fearless teenager named Moana (voice of Cravalho) who, with help from demi-god Maui (voice of Johnson), sets out on a daring mission to prove herself a master wayfinder.

New London East Asia Film Festival Launching 23 Oct 2015

Taking place from 23 to 25 October 2015 at Odeon Leicester Square, Odeon Covent Garden and Odeon Panton Street, this initial pre-launch edition of the new London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) will offer a small, selective showcase of major titles from Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, China, and Southeast Asia.

Momentum in Cinema & On Demand 20th November 2015

A gripping thriller set in the labyrinth of Cape Town, South Africa, MOMENTUM follows the fallout after a seemingly meticulously planned heist goes seriously wrong. Beautiful, ruthless criminal Alex Faraday (Kurylenko – The November Man, Quantum of Solace) is forced to go on the run, and after witnessing one of her comrades being brutally murdered discovers her problems are only just beginning.

He Named Me Malala | UK Inspire Trailer

He Named Me Malala is an intimate portrait of Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was targeted by the Taliban and severely wounded by a gunshot when returning home on her school bus in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. The then 15-year-old (she turned 18 this July) was singled out, along with her father, for advocating for girls’ education, and the attack on her sparked an outcry from supporters around the world.

Dream Big! Watch The Peanuts Movie’s New Trailer

Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the beloved “Peanuts” gang make their big-screen debut, like they’ve never been seen before, in state of the art 3D animation. Snoopy, the world’s most lovable beagle – and flying ace – embarks upon his greatest mission as he takes to the skies to pursue his arch-nemesis The Red Baron

The Martian – “Do The Math” Clip

During a manned mission to Mars, Astronaut Mark Watney (Matt Damon) is presumed dead after a fierce storm and left behind by his crew. But Watney has survived and finds himself stranded and alone on the hostile planet. With only meager supplies, Watney must draw upon his ingenuity, wit and spirit to subsist and find a way to signal to Earth that he is alive.

Mini-Avengers – Lifting Thor’s Hammer

The Mini-Avengers see if they can lift Mini-Thor’s hammer! When Tony...