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The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

The film holds the attention through its sheer pace and theatricality, though it’s a technique that in some ways keeps the audience at a distance.

Bait (12) | Home Ents Review

This contemporary tale of a Cornish fisherman in conflict with his village community and ‘blow ins’ from London makes effective use of film stylings from an earlier era.

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Just Mercy (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Just Mercy is based on the story of real life black lawyer Bryan Stephenson (Michael B. Jordan).

Want to see more of 1917 – Then watch the IMAX version

Sam Mendes has crafted a film which, in this tale of two young British soldiers racing across enemy territory, sweeps across huge areas of devastated land, dead horses, deserted farmhouses and decomposing bodies. To show this the use of IMAX is almost essential in getting literally the whole picture.

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life (15) | Home Ents Review

If your a fan of British cult horrors Prevenge and Sightseers, then the darkly funny well-written, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is one to watch.

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Want to see more of 1917 – Then watch the IMAX version

Sam Mendes has crafted a film which, in this tale of two young British soldiers racing across enemy territory, sweeps across huge areas of devastated land, dead horses, deserted farmhouses and decomposing bodies. To show this the use of IMAX is almost essential in getting literally the whole picture.

Some Reflections on the BFI London Film Festival 2019

The London Film Festival 2019 has now finished. An especially good festival, there were some terrific films. Too many films to cover all here.

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.

Bait (12) | Home Ents Review

This contemporary tale of a Cornish fisherman in conflict with his village community and ‘blow ins’ from London makes effective use of film stylings from an earlier era.

A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life (15) | Home Ents Review

If your a fan of British cult horrors Prevenge and Sightseers, then the darkly funny well-written, A Serial Killer’s Guide to Life is one to watch.

Asylum (15)/ The House that Dripped Blood (12) | Home Ents Review

Packed with great casts and uncannily generic storylines, these 2 restored horror anthologies together deliver 10 blasts of tawdry, 70s stockbroker belt gothic.

The Intruder (15) | Home Ents Review

The moral of this tale is be very careful from whom you buy a house!

Dora and the Lost City of Gold (PG) | Home Ents Review

Dora the Explorer has become a house hold name within the last decade or two with a long living television series (among its countless items of merchandise).

Horrible Histories: The Movie – Rotton Romans (PG) | Home Ents Review

Horrible Histories: The Movie is based on Scholastic’s best-selling and award-winning children’s historical comedy book series by Terry Deary and illustrated by Martin Brown.

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 Future Film Festival announces 2020 programme

Sarah Gavron named Jury Chair for the BFI Future Film Festival Awards

Oscars 2020: The nominees in full

The nominations for this year’s Academy Awards have been announced, with Joker leading the pack with 11 nods.

Jenn Murray + John Dagleish Will Announce London Critics’ Nominations

Jenn Murray and John Dalgleish will announce the nominations for the 40th London Critics’ Circle Film Awards at a lunchtime event on Tuesday 17th December

New Documentary on the Creation & Significance of Iconic Musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Set For Release This December

Fiddler On The Roof is the story of all immigrants and refugees trying to escape persecution in their homeland, of the Jewish immigrant coming to America, of the fraying of tradition, generational tension, and the loss of roots.

Stars gather in support of BFI LUMINOUS

Stars from the UK’s film and television industries gathered in support of BFI LUMINOUS, the biennial fundraising gala presented in partnership with IWC Schaffhausen.

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.

The Personal History of David Copperfield (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

The film holds the attention through its sheer pace and theatricality, though it’s a technique that in some ways keeps the audience at a distance.

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Just Mercy (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Just Mercy is based on the story of real life black lawyer Bryan Stephenson (Michael B. Jordan).

Little Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

A book which has changed the lives of many young girls, films made over the years with wonderful casts…how can you improve on this?

1917 (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Lance corporals Blake and Schofield are sent on a vital mission to the front line, where the British troops, believing that the Germans have retreated, are about to embark on a big push. 

Uncut Gems (15) | Close-up Film Review

Set in 70s Manhattan, Adam Sandler gives a sensationally good and wildly energetic performance in this as dodgy gem dealer Howard Ratner.  

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