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

Chris Stamp and Kit Lambert, stars of the documentary Lambert and Stamp

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 live acts in the world. That journey owed more to bold improvisation […]

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

American singer-songwriter Elliott Smith (1969 - 2003),

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 […]

Planetary (E) | Close-Up Film Review


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, spiritual masters, explorers and environmentalists, all join to narrate […]

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

The catwalk in the documentary DIOR AND I

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 […]