King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun26

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Some critics have been rather nose-stuck-in-the-air about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. It’s true that it’s no masterpiece but Guy Ritchie has given us a lively, well-photographed film with lots of action and some well-known faces in small roles.

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Hampstead  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun23

Hampstead (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

I suspect from his films that Joel Hopkins must be a rather pleasant and sunny guy, because all his films, with the possible exception of “The Love Punch”, send you out of the cinema feeling that the world and its people aren’t really that bad after all.

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The Book of Henry  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun23

The Book of Henry (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Single mother Susan (Naomi Watts) is bringing up her two sons, 12 year old Henry (Jaeden Lieberher) and his younger brother Peter (Jacob Tremblay), whom Henry protects.  

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Jun19

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Although Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge has not received particularly thunderous applause, it is most enjoyable and provides a lot of laughs even if some are not in places where they are intended.

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Whitney: Can I Be Me (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun16

Whitney: Can I Be Me (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Unparalleled access to footage from Whitney Houston’s 1999 World Tour and contemporary interviews with those who were closest to her gives this documentary extraordinary insight into the pressures that pushed the singer to a tragic early death five years ago.

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Churchill  (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun15

Churchill (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Winston Churchill has been portrayed many times on film and television.  And the further away in time we get from his life, particularly the war years, the more freedom it give us to speculate on the man.  The role has almost become another “King Lear” for the older actor.  Brian Cox has already given us his Lear onstage.  Now he tackles Winston on film.

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