A Simple Favour  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep23

A Simple Favour (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A Simple Favour is a pacey and amusing cocktail of feminist comedy and contemporary film noir with a touch of Gallic froth in its liberal use of classic French pop songs on the soundtrack,

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The Little Stranger  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep23

The Little Stranger (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Based on the novel by Sarah Waters, this film is a touch tricky to classify in that it is a ghost story, but it is not in the classic horror genre.

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King of Thieves  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep14

King of Thieves (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The real life Hatton Garden safety deposit jewel robbery happened in April 2015.  It has been called the “largest burglary in English legal history”

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Lucky  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep14

Lucky (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Lucky is a real veterans’ film in terms of its cast and its subject.  Actor John Carroll Lynch, a comparative youngster at 54, makes his feature film directing debut in this tale of 90 year old Lucky.

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C’est La Vie (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep11

C’est La Vie (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This could only be a French film. A lovely light comedy, it shows the trials and tribulations suffered by the caterer assisted by his staff of disorganised waiters, entertainment staff and kitchen workers.

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The Seagull  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep11

The Seagull (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

In adapting Chekhov’s classic play to the screen, screenwriter Stephen Karam has done an imaginative job, pruning and splitting the theatrical four act structure

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