Hotel Artemis  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul19

Hotel Artemis (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a first feature film from writer/producer Drew Pearce, whose credits include the screenplay for “Iron Man 3”.

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Mary Shelley (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul16

Mary Shelley (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If it wasn’t for Elle Fanning, I doubt if this film would be lauded in the same way. She plays Mary Shelley – only really known for writing the science fiction novel Frankenstein.

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Swimming with Men (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul06

Swimming with Men (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This story has certain elements in common with “The Full Monty”, in that it deals with a group of largely middle aged men facing crisis, who bond together and find themselves through taking off their clothes

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Ideal Home  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul06

Ideal Home (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Steve Coogan has shown himself in the past to be a good straight actor post Alan Partridge in such films as “Philomena” and “The Look of Love”. 

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The Bookshop  (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun28

The Bookshop (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Set in 1959, a similar time to the recent “On Chesil Beach”, “The Bookshop” explores a different aspect of English manners and repressions of the time.   

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Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun27

Maquia: When the Promised Flower Blooms (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This lovely, full-blown epic fantasy tells its story in an unhurried and linear fashion. It manages to be simple, emotionally powerful and to engage with its deployment of fantasy elements.

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