Stan and Ollie  (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan11

Stan and Ollie (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

in 1953 Laurel & Hardy undertook a variety hall tour of Britain with the lure of a possible deal at the end of it to make a comeback film here. 

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Director Ron Scalpello Talks Pressure
Aug27

Director Ron Scalpello Talks Pressure

Close-Up caught up with Ron Scalpello, director of the recently released intense psychological-thriller ‘Pressure’, starring Danny Huston, Alan McKenna Matthew Goode and Joe Cole to discuss trying to stand out in the current film market, working on a budget and a CU-F exclusive for his (potential) next feature. Pressure is the story of the struggle, as four deep-sea saturation divers become stranded 650ft below sea level. As vital...

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Pressure (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug20

Pressure (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The story of the struggle of four deep-sea saturation divers who become stranded 650ft below sea level in the Indian Ocean (Somali Basin), Ron Scapello’s intense thriller is an all-or-nothing fight for survival as the unfortunate crew must together work in order to reach the surface.

As expected, the narrative remains for the most part linear as the audience witnesses moment by moment changes suffered by the crew after an untimely storm wrecks their chances at resurfacing via the main ship, with every second their chances of survival cut in half as hysteria quickly sets in and sides are chosen. With this in mind, audiences can more than expect big eruptions in such an enclosed space.

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