Lambert and Stamp (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May15

Lambert and Stamp (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. James D. Cooper, US, 2014, 117mins Cast: Richard Barnes, Roger Daltrey, Robert Fearnley-Whittingstall, Irish Jack, Kit Lambert, Chris Stamp, Terence Stamp, Pete Townshend There’s nothing much in the names Lambert and Stamp to excite the ears – it sounds like a firm of accountants after all. But Kit Lambert and Chris Stamp were managers of The Who, steering the band from London pub gigs to acclaim as one of the best...

Read More
Heaven Adores You (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May07

Heaven Adores You (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Nikolas Rossi, US, 2015, 104 mins Cast (as himself): Elliott Smith Any attempt to document the life and times of Elliott Smith, the singer and songwriter who passed away in 2003 at the age of 34 is to confront the man’s own, now prophetic words, “I’m so sick and tired of all these pictures of me/ completely wrong/ totally wrong” – ‘Pictures of Me’ on his self-titled album. With this in mind, what may set this piece...

Read More
Planetary (E) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr21

Planetary (E) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Guy Reid, US, 2015, 85 mins Cast: Janine Benyus, Ronald Garan, Joan Halifax Due for a worldwide joint theatrical and Vimeo VOD release to celebrate Earth Day 2015, Planetary is a truly global documentary looking at life on Earth or more essentially the life ‘of’ Earth through the eyes of  experts who experience it a bit differently to the average Joe. Astronauts, anthropologists, philosophers, tribal leaders,...

Read More
Dior And I (12A) : Close-Up Film Review
Mar27

Dior And I (12A) : Close-Up Film Review

In the spring of 2012, over eight short weeks, magic happens and a couture collection of suiting and dresses is created from the imagination of Raf Simmons with a little help from Dior and friends. Dior and I is an inside look into what the 10 year career of Christian Dior the designer has given us to date. What is his legacy after only a decade of producing the brand himself? Where is the brand now? I will tell you: with Raf Simmons...

Read More
The Interrupters (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug11

The Interrupters (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Documentary following three people working to put an end to cycles of violence in Chicago during a time of great animosity and unrest. Working for the CeaseFire organisation, volunteers keep an ear out for potential problems in neighborhoods and then act to prevent violence occurring.

Read More