The Seagull  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep11

The Seagull (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

In adapting Chekhov’s classic play to the screen, screenwriter Stephen Karam has done an imaginative job, pruning and splitting the theatrical four act structure

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Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov16

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In the late 70s Oscar winning Hollywood actress Gloria Grahame had fallen from favour.  Now in her mid fifties but still optimistic, she was scraping a living wherever she could, frequently in regional theatre in the UK. 

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Danny Collins (15) | Close-up Film Review
May28

Danny Collins (15) | Close-up Film Review

  Dir. Dan Fogelman, US, 2015, 106 mins Cast:  Al Pacino, Annette Bening, Christopher Plummer, Bobby Cannavale, Jennifer Garner This is a very entertaining film with a cracking performance from Pacino in the title role of an ageing pop star still hogging the limelight, whose fame and fortune have not bought him happiness. There’s a fascinating true story behind this film dating back to 1971, when then fledgling  folk musician and...

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