The Escape  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug05

The Escape (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In some ways this film echoes the themes of “Shirley Valentine” in that it deals with a woman feeling trapped by domesticity who breaks out and finds herself.  The treatment though is very different.

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Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul31

Mama Mia! Here We Go Again (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

I was so looking forward to seeing this as I remembered the first film (which came out in 2008) as such a joyful cinematic experience.

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Stratton (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep01

Stratton (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Director Simon West has expressed the hope that in “Stratton” he has created a new action hero screen franchise to rival the Bond movies.  Judging from this first episode, not a hope.

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Warcraft (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
May27

Warcraft (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Warcraft has so much stacked against it from the pushing of the standby button; it’s based on a video game, and when can we honestly say that such source material, despite some promising titles – Silent Hill, Resident Evil – has translated into anything above risible?

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