Darkest Hour (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan11

Darkest Hour (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s the early days of WWII, and Hitler’s forces are marching relentlessly across Europe with England in their sights – defeat could be weeks or even days away. Prime minister Neville Chamberlain (Pickup) and his “peace” accords with Hitler have proved worthless, and there’s a demand for new leadership.

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Una  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep01

Una  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is adapted from David Harrower’s successful two person play, which was first seen at the Edinburgh Festival 12 years ago, then went to the West End stage, followed by productions all over the world.  

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Trailer: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
Aug12

Trailer: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

New trailer for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, about the unlikely heroes who unite to undertake a daring and seemingly impossible mission to steal the plans for the Death Star

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Slow West (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun28

Slow West (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. John Maclean, UK/New Zealand, 2015, 84 mins Cast: Michael Fassbender, Kodi Smitt-McPhee, Ben Mendelsohn, Caren Pistorius, Rory McCann John Maclean’s first feature film bears all the hallmarks of an established auteur; a headed-western set in an undetermined part of the North American landmass (one discarded pamphlet suggests the Canadian Midwest), with earthy, moody performances under clear blue skies, accompanied by beautiful...

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Lost River (12) | Home Ents Review
May31

Lost River (12) | Home Ents Review

  Dir. Ryan Gosling, US, 2014, 93 mins Cast: Christina Hendricks, Saoirse Ronan, Matt Smith, Ben Mendelsohn, Iain De Caestecker Gosling had a number of assets when it came to directing his first feature film.  His reputation as an actor enabled him to attract a first class cast and crew.   And he’s been paying attention to the films of directors he has worked with and others he admires.  There are echoes of Nicholas Winding Refn’s...

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