Brad’s Status  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan08

Brad’s Status  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Ben Stiller is still best known as a comedy actor from films such as the “Zoolander” and “Little Fockers” series and going back to “There’s Something About Mary”.  But with this and the recent “Meyerowitz Stories” he now seems to asking us to take him more seriously as an actor. 

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct12

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (15) | Close-Up Film Review

There has been a plethora of “based on a true life story” films of late from this week’s “6 Below”, “Detroit” in the summer, the upcoming “Jungle” and last week’s “The Glass Castle”, to name but a few.   But sometimes fiction can capture more of the truth than fact.

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A look back at Ben Stiller’s career so far
Jul22

A look back at Ben Stiller’s career so far

The child of a comedy couple and maintaining his status as one of the biggest comedy actor in Hollywood for almost two decades, Ben Stiller is as bankable a funny-man as you’re going to get. Transitioning easily from gross-out humour, to indie fare, ridiculous comedy to action blockbusters, actor to director, Stiller has achieved a lot in his career so far. As his latest film While We’re Young is about to be released on Blu-ray, DVD...

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While We’re Young (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr13

While We’re Young (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Noah Baumbach, US, 2015, 97mins Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried Josh and Cornelia (Stiller and Watts) are a 40-something couple who like their life as it is. He’s a former wunderkind documentary maker who has been working on his sophomore effort for the better part of a decade, and she’s a successful producer. They watch their friends start a family, but don’t feel burdened by the need to conform to...

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Greenberg (15) Home Entertainment Review
Apr12

Greenberg (15) Home Entertainment Review

Dir. Noah Baumbach, US, 2010, 110 mins Cast: Ben Stiller, Greta Gerwig, Rhys Ifans, Jennifer Jason Leigh Greenberg sees Ben Stiller’s mentally unstable, and (much to his dismay) middle-ageing, Roger Greenberg house-sitting for his brother in Los Angeles. It was sold as Stiller’s coming-of-age role back in 2010, which is somewhat ironic seeing as though the titular ‘hero’ is quite possibly the most childish character he’s ever played....

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