Long Shot  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May02

Long Shot (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is an original and very entertaining odd couple romantic comedy in the vein ofKnocked Up (2007) with perhaps a distant echo of the presidential romance The American President (1995).

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The Legend of Tarzan (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul20

The Legend of Tarzan (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

I think some people are being rather snooty about this film. Although it is directed by David Yates who made the final four Harry Potter films, The Legend of Tarzan was never going to be a highbrow cultural event.

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl (18) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec31

The Diary of a Teenage Girl (18) | Close-Up Film Review

There are regular references to the case of Patty Hearst throughout Marielle Heller’s The Diary of a Teenage Girl; Hearst being a young woman who was kidnapped from her California home in 1974 by a left-wing revolutionary group and who later joined their cause, leading some to claim that she had been brainwashed.

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