The Favourite (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan06

The Favourite (15) | Close-Up Film Review

It is England in the early 18th century and Queen Anne sits on the throne. But it is her bosom pal and close political companion who determines what the Queen decrees.

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London Critics announce winners
Jan24

London Critics announce winners

The UK’s leading critics spread the love among a range of films at the 37th Critics’ Circle Film Awards on Sunday night at The May Fair Hotel in London.

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La La Land (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan10

La La Land (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

A star-studded mainstream film with and a musical spine is a rare thing; but La La Land doesn’t place every step at precisely as its dancers and without the tested storytelling of Les Miserables or Chicago it is not the classic it flourishes itself as.

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Golden Globes 2017: La La Land sweeps awards
Jan09

Golden Globes 2017: La La Land sweeps awards

Hollywood musical La La Land has broken the record for the most Golden Globe Awards, winning seven prizes.

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Irrational Man (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep10

Irrational Man (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Woody Allen, US, 2015, 95 mins   Cast:  Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie BlackleyAlthough now nearly 80, Woody Allen continues to write and direct a film a year. This is one of his more serious ones, reflecting his interest in philosophy, which was sparked off in his youth by the films of Ingmar Bergman. Despite dealing with heavy sounding concepts like existentialism, the meaning of life and moral dilemmas as...

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