Late Night  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun08

Late Night (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Emma Thompson plays legendary talk-show host Katherine Newberry, who is the only woman ever to have hosted a late night television talk show for so long – 30 years in fact.

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The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct12

The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (15) | Close-Up Film Review

There has been a plethora of “based on a true life story” films of late from this week’s “6 Below”, “Detroit” in the summer, the upcoming “Jungle” and last week’s “The Glass Castle”, to name but a few.   But sometimes fiction can capture more of the truth than fact.

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Alone in Berlin (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul10

Alone in Berlin (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Starting with the death of their only son in Germany in 1940, Otto (Brendan Gleeson) and Elsi Hampel (Emma Thomson), who live in Berlin, are completely devastated.

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A Walk in the Woods (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep23

A Walk in the Woods (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Robert Redford stars as travel writer Bill Bryson who, after 20 years, returns to the US & embarks on a hike along the Appalachian Trail.

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The Legend of Barney Thomson (15) | Film Review
Jul24

The Legend of Barney Thomson (15) | Film Review

Dir. Robert Carlyle, Canada/UK, 2015, 96 mins Cast:  Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ashley Jensen, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Tom Courtenay, Carlyle’s feature film debut as a director, in which he also takes the title role, is an interesting exercise in grand guignol black farce, which doesn’t quite find a unifying style but has some very funny elements and considerable entertainment value. Barney is a Glasgow barber with a boring...

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