Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (15) | Home Ents Review
Apr21

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Peter Askin, US, 2014, 102 mins Cast: Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia  Whilst his stories are consistently good, the same cannot be said of many of the film adaptations of his work.  King himself is very open about his dislike for most of them.  He famously hated Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, so much so, that in 1997 he produced his own version for TV.  Although there are exceptions.  After he first saw Stand By Me, he...

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Field Punishment No 1 (15) Home Ents Review
Apr20

Field Punishment No 1 (15) Home Ents Review

Dir. Peter Burger, New Zealand, 2014, 90 mins Cast: Fraser Brown, Byron Coll, Michael Whalley Field Punishment No 1 is a film that aims to explore the sensitive cause of conscientious objectors during the First World War. Released on ANZAC day, the film’s intentions are clear: conscientious objectors weren’t cowards, far from it, but men who deeply resented war for a multitude of reasons. In the same vein as Peter Weir’s Gallipoli...

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Tin (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr17

Tin (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Bill Scott, UK, 2014, 94 mins Cast: Ben Dyson, Jason Squibb, Dean Nolan, Steve Jacobs, Jenny Agutter, Dudley Sutton, Benjamin Luxon Tin is an interesting and new proposition from a partnership of Cornish talents, but the transition from theatre to film has not been entirely successful… The film begins in 1890, in a small Cornish town, where life revolves around the mining industry, and business is conducted behind closed...

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2014, 86 mins Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, Spencer Treat Clark, Wes Chatham The Town That Dreaded Sundown is an interesting product being produced from the remake farm that is Hollywood of the last 15 years. Accused of now scraping the bottom of the barrel, Jason...

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The Salvation (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Salvation (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Kristian Levring, Denmark/UK/South Africa, 2014, 91 mins Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce, Douglas Henshall The Salvation is set in the 1870s among pioneering new settlers and outlaws in the Old West. The landscapes are big and the hardships ring of hate and the story makes a solid old school Western revenge thriller. Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) plays an ex-pat...

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