The Ghoul – Interview with Director Gareth Tunley & Actor Alice Lowe
Aug04

The Ghoul – Interview with Director Gareth Tunley & Actor Alice Lowe

Director Gareth Tunley and Alice Lowe, who plays Kathleen, talk to Close-Up Film about the making of noir-ish thriller, THE GHOUL.

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Tea & Sangria (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May04

Tea & Sangria (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Peter Domankiewicz, UK, 2014, 110 mins Cast: Peter Domankiewicz, Angela Boix, Daniel Albaladejo Although slight, Tea and Sangria is a charming film. The one man band that is Peter Domankiewicz, who is the writer, producer, director, editor and main star – and he even writes some of the music – in his first feature film, puts everything into this movie. Having given up his job, his home and everything he knows in England to travel...

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The Sleeping Room (15) | Home Ents Review
Apr25

The Sleeping Room (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. John Shackleton, UK, 2014, 78 mins Cast: Leila Mimmack, Joseph Beattie, Julie Graham, David Sibley The Sleeping Room will go down in history as the first part-equity crowdfunded British feature film, and the thoroughly modern financing method stands pleasingly at odds with the Victorian ghost story at the film’s core. We meet Blue (Leila Mimmack), a down-and-out young call girl working the streets of Brighton, as she heads out to...

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The Falling (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review
Apr23

The Falling (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review

  Dir. Carol Morley, UK, 2014, 102 mins Cast: Maisie Williams, Florence Pugh, Maxine Peake, Monica Dolan, Anna Burnett, Greta Scacchi Carol Morley’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed Dreams of a Life makes for an interesting experiment. Itself a dreamlike drama, set in a strict English girls’ school in 1969, the story follows Florence Pugh’s charismatic Abbie and Maisie Williams’ (of Game of Thrones fame, whose performance...

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Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug04

Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (15) | Close-Up Film Review

During a “geeky” (there’s that word again) discussion fuelled drinking session, three down on their luck mates – Pete (Dean Lennox Kelly), Toby (Mark Wootton), and Ray (Chris O’Dowd) – encounter a time-travelling girl from the future (Anna Faris). Through a porthole in the gents and an unravelling plot of alternate dimensions and paradoxical happenings, the trio find themselves confronted with giant post-apocalyptic ants and bar based massacres in an effort to restore their dull, underachieving lives.

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