Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep09

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2015, 105 mins Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Katherine C. HughesAnother of this year’s breakouts from Sundance, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ book of the same name ticks all the right boxes an indie smash should. The screenplay itself was provided by Andrews, and this sense of authenticity pervades Me and Earl;...

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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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