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Vivarium (15) | Close-Up Film Review

What a strange, haunting film this is! It begins in an ordinary manner with a young couple, Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) looking for a home to buy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Beautiful cinematography, sensitive performances and a well-written script contribute to a most appealing movie.

Storm Boy (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

When it comes to movies based on the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, it certainly tugs at the heart strings and at times, can bring a tear to the eye; Storm Boy is no exception.

‘Intrigo: Dear Agnes’ Trailer: VOD Release May 8th

From bestselling author Håkan Nesser and the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire comes this intense thriller about good friends and evil deeds.

THE HOST starring Derek Jacobi, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter (McFly), Dominic Keating (Star Trek), Maryam Hassouni – Released On Demand in the UK 17 April

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise.

BFI Player offers audiences the greatest curated selection of UK and global cinema

While we all adjust to life in lockdown, the BFI will continue to champion new and classic films, helping audiences who love the movies navigate their way through UK and global cinema on demand

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From The Archives: 10 Great Action Thrillers – From Page to Screen

we’ve compiled a list of some of the best action movies to be adapted from novels in recent years.

From The Archives: We take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

Going back into our archives, we start by taking a look at the best heist movies ever made.

From The Archives: An Adult’s Guide To Animation

here are a selection of animated films that run the gamut from outrageous and erotic to surreal and irreverent; you should perhaps watch when the little ones are tucked in bed!

Frozen 2 themed activity sheets

If your looking for something to occupy the kids at the moment, this might be of interest. We have a number of Frozen 2 themed activity sheets that you can download and print out.

We’re Still Here

Due to the fact that the cinemas are now closed for the foreseeable future, new releases have now been put back until we can once more go to the movies.   This week we would have been reviewing:

Featurette: True Story of How Women’s Liberation Movement Took On Miss World

Learn more about the real-life events of the 1970 Miss World Competition, and the Women’s Liberation campaigners that helped inspire the story behind MISBEHAVIOUR.

Storm Boy (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

When it comes to movies based on the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, it certainly tugs at the heart strings and at times, can bring a tear to the eye; Storm Boy is no exception.

Push (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

London and other major cities in the UK have a particular housing crisis. However, it is not just that affordable housing is not available in the inner cities, but also access to decent housing is not open at all.

Frozen 2 (12) | Home Ents Review

Into the Unknown is a strong song but not an overpowering sure hit like Let it go. This and some other pleasant songs flutter around FROZEN 2, the sequel to FROZEN, the very popular original animated film of 2013.

Buster Keaton, 3 Films Volume 2 (U) | Home Ents Review

These 3 films from one of silent comedy’s essential actor-directors showcase his athletic, comedic and dramatic range. There are also some surprising technical flourishes, showing that Keaton worked creatively behind the camera as well as in front of it.

The Addams Family (12) | Home Ents Review

This version of events in the The Addams Family is one that has not yet been explored; how they got to where they are now.

Raining in the Mountain (12) | Home Ents Review

The great writer-director King Hu stretches the Chinese martial arts/wuxia story format once again in this beautiful, exhilarating and spiritually evocative movie.

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

THE HOST starring Derek Jacobi, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter (McFly), Dominic Keating (Star Trek), Maryam Hassouni – Released On Demand in the UK 17 April

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise.

BFI Player offers audiences the greatest curated selection of UK and global cinema

While we all adjust to life in lockdown, the BFI will continue to champion new and classic films, helping audiences who love the movies navigate their way through UK and global cinema on demand

The BFI Flare LGBTIQ+ film festival has been cancelled due to coronavirus

The BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival has been cancelled, representatives from the BFI have confirmed today. 

34th BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival – 18-29 March 2020 – Full Programme Announced

The 34th edition of BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival unveiled its full programme tonight at BFI Southbank.

New BFI season announced – Thirst: Female Desire on Screen

Thirst will flip the switch on a century of the male gaze and find space for women’s own lust and sexual expression in film.

** KINOTEKA PROGRAMME ANNOUNCEMENT ** | The Polish Film Festival | 19 Mar – 5 Apr

KINOTEKA Polish Film Festival in London (19 March – 5 April) has today announced its programme for the 18th edition of the festival.

Vivarium (15) | Close-Up Film Review

What a strange, haunting film this is! It begins in an ordinary manner with a young couple, Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) looking for a home to buy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Beautiful cinematography, sensitive performances and a well-written script contribute to a most appealing movie.

Push (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

London and other major cities in the UK have a particular housing crisis. However, it is not just that affordable housing is not available in the inner cities, but also access to decent housing is not open at all.

Frozen 2 (12) | Home Ents Review

Into the Unknown is a strong song but not an overpowering sure hit like Let it go. This and some other pleasant songs flutter around FROZEN 2, the sequel to FROZEN, the very popular original animated film of 2013.

Military Wives (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Lionsgate UK will release MILITARY WIVES on premium VOD across all premium platforms beginning on Friday 27th March

Misbehaviour (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Misbehaviour is in the tradition of other cinema versions of idiosyncratically British events in our social and political history such as The Full Monty, Calendar Girls and Pride.

‘Intrigo: Dear Agnes’ Trailer: VOD Release May 8th

From bestselling author Håkan Nesser and the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire comes this intense thriller about good friends and evil deeds.

THE HOST starring Derek Jacobi, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter (McFly), Dominic Keating (Star Trek), Maryam Hassouni – Released On Demand in the UK 17 April

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise.

Hippopotamus Available On Demand From Friday

Hippopotamus, the feature directorial debut of a young British filmmaker named Edward A. Palmer is available on Vimeo on Demand Friday 27th March in the UK

Trailer: Artemis Fowl

Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Trailer: Candyman

Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman — say his name five times in a mirror, and he might appear.

Trailer: Blithe Spirit

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife.

Vivarium (15) | Close-Up Film Review

What a strange, haunting film this is! It begins in an ordinary manner with a young couple, Tom (Jesse Eisenberg) and Gemma (Imogen Poots) looking for a home to buy.

Portrait of a Lady on Fire (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Beautiful cinematography, sensitive performances and a well-written script contribute to a most appealing movie.

Storm Boy (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

When it comes to movies based on the rescue and rehabilitation of animals, it certainly tugs at the heart strings and at times, can bring a tear to the eye; Storm Boy is no exception.

‘Intrigo: Dear Agnes’ Trailer: VOD Release May 8th

From bestselling author Håkan Nesser and the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire comes this intense thriller about good friends and evil deeds.

THE HOST starring Derek Jacobi, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter (McFly), Dominic Keating (Star Trek), Maryam Hassouni – Released On Demand in the UK 17 April

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise.

BFI Player offers audiences the greatest curated selection of UK and global cinema

While we all adjust to life in lockdown, the BFI will continue to champion new and classic films, helping audiences who love the movies navigate their way through UK and global cinema on demand