Contact on Arrival: how aliens connect us
Nov15

Contact on Arrival: how aliens connect us

Watching Arrival in a spectacular fashion and later Contact (1997) in the comfort of my own home it made me think about how science fiction, while seeming so distant with ideas of space and aliens is actually so very tuned in to exploring how close humanity is, or at least can be.

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Arrival  (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Nov11

Arrival (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This intelligent, grown up story has a mind expanding philosophical take on the “aliens arrive on earth” theme, which is closer to the tradition of “Close Encounters” than the sort of action movies where Presidents Bill Pullman or Morgan Freeman get Bruce Willis or Will Smith to smash the invading aliens to bits and save the earth.

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Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct31

Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Amy Adams dons a pair of Tom Ford’s visionary glasses where, while reading a manuscript sent by her ex-husband, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, she brings his fictional world into the reality of Nocturnal Animals.

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With The Upcoming Release Of ‘The Gunman’, We Take A Look At Action Movies vs Real Life
Jul14

With The Upcoming Release Of ‘The Gunman’, We Take A Look At Action Movies vs Real Life

All good action movies need a hero you can rely on, and over the years, cinema has given us countless hard-men who are more than capable of looking after themselves and others. THE GUNMAN showcases a cast of tough guys who also happen to be wildly talented actors, including Sean Penn, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone and Idris Elba; and to celebrate the film’s home entertainment release, we’re taking a look at how some of Hollywood’s...

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