Suffragette (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct08

Suffragette (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

With a brilliantly crafted script by the ubiquitous Abi Morgan and very well directed by Gavron, this is an absorbing and moving dramatisation of an important part of feminist history.

Read More
Geena Davis to launch global symposium on gender in media at BFI London Film Festival
Jun26

Geena Davis to launch global symposium on gender in media at BFI London Film Festival

Introducing a new partnership between Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, Women in Film and Television (UK) and BFI London Film Festival. The BFI London Film Festival, in partnership with American Express, have announced a new collaboration with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media (GDI) and Women in Film and Television (WFTV) that will see the Festival host the Institute’s first Global Symposium on Gender in Media...

Read More
Far From The Madding Crowd (12A) | Close-Up FIlm Review
May01

Far From The Madding Crowd (12A) | Close-Up FIlm Review

Dir. Thomas Vinterberg, UK/US, 2015, 119 mins Cast:  Carey Mulligan, Matthias Schoenaerts, Michael Sheen, Tom Sturridge, When Thomas Hardy’s novel “Far From the Madding Crowd” was published in 1874, his central character, Bathsheba Everdene, must have been a startlingly unusual heroine.  Far from being a simpering beauty, like other Victorian fictional heroines who have survived, such as Jane Eyre and Catherine Earnshaw, Bathsheba is...

Read More
Suite Française (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Mar18

Suite Française (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Saul Dibb, UK/France/Canada, 2014, 107 mins, in English and German with English subtitles  Cast: Michelle Williams, Matthias Schoenaerts, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ruth Wilson, Margot Robbie, Sam Riley, Lambert Wilson, Harriet Walter  A tale of forbidden love in a wartime setting, Suite Française is an English-language adaption of Irène Némirovsky’s posthumously published 2004 novel of the same name written during the Nazi...

Read More
The 56th BFI London Film Festival 10-21 October
Oct22

The 56th BFI London Film Festival 10-21 October

  Over the next three weeks, a group of Close Up Film writers will bring you news and reviews from the 2012 BFI London Film Festival. You can see the festival lineup on the BFI London Film festival website. There are over 300 films to choose from. UPDATE: 21 October – Top five films – Colin Dibben Imagine Here and There Like Someone in Love  Gimme the Loot = The Hunt/ The Reluctant Fundamentalist Top five films...

Read More