Hampstead  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun23

Hampstead (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

I suspect from his films that Joel Hopkins must be a rather pleasant and sunny guy, because all his films, with the possible exception of “The Love Punch”, send you out of the cinema feeling that the world and its people aren’t really that bad after all.

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Ruth and Alex (12A) | Film Review
Jul24

Ruth and Alex (12A) | Film Review

Dir. Richard Loncraine, US, 2014, 90 mins Cast:  Morgan Freeman, Diane Keaton, Cynthia Nixon Ruth and Alex have lived in the same charming and homely Brooklyn apartment for some 40 years.   But now they are older, the fact that their beloved apartment is five floors up is beginning to be an issue.  So they decide to think about relocating – which brings them into the modern world of the New York property market, where things are a lot...

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Woody Allen: A Documentary (TBC) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun19

Woody Allen: A Documentary (TBC) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Robert Weide, USA, 2011, 113 mins Cast:  Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Diane Keaton, Josh Brolin, Larry David, Scarlett Johannson, Mariel Hemingway Curb Your Enthusiasm director and executive producer Robert Weide has been granted unprecedented access to Woody Allen for a feature length documentary on the comic filmmaker. Given Allen’s private nature, the prospect of gaining insight into this iconic New Yorker’s creative process...

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