Rocketman  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May22

Rocketman (15) | Close-Up Film Review

There’s an interesting theatrical feel to Lee Mack’s screenplay and Dexter Fletcher’s direction of this Elton John approved film about the singer’s early life.  

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Birds of Passage  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May17

Birds of Passage (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This film is a very different take on our image of Columbian drug barons.The story starts in the late 60s, where we are introduced to the traditions of the Wayuu people.

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Madeline’s Madeline (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May12

Madeline’s Madeline (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In style this film is at times reminiscent of the late John Cassavetes’ semi improvised cinema vérité movies, only in colour, not black and white.  It will also have many audiences scratching their heads and wondering what on earth is going on. 

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The Hustle  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May11

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

The Hustle is a gender switch remake of the 1988 comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in which Michael Caine and Steve Martin played a pair of contrasting con-men working the French Riviera

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Where Hands Touch  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May09

Where Hands Touch (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Film maker Amma Asante has made a bit of a speciality out of finding little known facts about black history and turning them into films.

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Last Breath (12A) | Close-Up film Review
May06

Last Breath (12A) | Close-Up film Review

Partially re-constructed using the men involved, Last Breath is almost a thriller as it tells the true story of a group of deep-sea divers who faced a dramatic life or death situation while working in the North Sea.

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