Maudie  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug04

Maudie  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The film is based on true life story of Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis, who was born with physical deformities in her fingers and spine and suffered from crippling arthritis.  Born in 1903, she married Everett Lewis, a fish peddler when she was 34 and lived with him in poverty in his tiny one room up one down cottage with no electricity and running water, until her death aged 67 in 1970.  

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Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov01

Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny (15) | Close-Up Film Review

One of the joys of a biopic is to tell a story of unearthly triumph over adversity; overcoming or succumbing to drug addictions, deaths in the family and difficult backgrounds are often all shown in their most extreme forms.

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Magnificent Seven: Cowboys spotted in London
Sep22

Magnificent Seven: Cowboys spotted in London

There have been numerous sightings of seven mysterious riders around London this week. First spotted at the dead of night in the Wild West End

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Ethan Hawke Casts Doubt on ‘Boyhood’ Sequel
Apr21

Ethan Hawke Casts Doubt on ‘Boyhood’ Sequel

Back in February it was rumoured that Richard Linklater was considering making a follow-up to Boyhood, with the director musing that a person’s 20s are a pretty formative period in their life. However, Ethan Hawke has now cast doubt on the project, revealing he has had no discussions with Linklater over a potential sequel. “No,” said Hawke when asked by Collider whether Linklater had clued him in on a sequel....

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Predestination (15) Home Ents Review
Apr06

Predestination (15) Home Ents Review

Dir. Michael Spierig/Peter Spierig, Australia, 2014, 93 mins Cast:  Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor Adapted from a 1958 short story by Robert Heinlein, this mind bending time travel tale is a fascinating series of paradoxes or indeed Russian dolls buried inside each other, which could well do your head in.  As Hawke himself has described it, it is a snake eating its own tail. Hawke is an actor who makes interesting and unusual...

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