Sanctuary  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec28

Sanctuary  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

“Sanctuary” is a comedy, a drama and a most unusual love story.  Set in Galway the central characters are Larry (Coppinger), who has Downs Syndrome and Sophie (Kelly), who suffers from severe epilepsy. 

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Mountains May Depart (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec22

Mountains May Depart (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Although the film is somewhat slow, and the three segments are not joined as much as they could be, the film is saved by the excellent cast and their acting skills. Particularly Zhao Tao as the lead.

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Lady Bird (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec22

Lady Bird (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The state capital of California, Sacramento is a tree-rich hipster place for many, but when you’re a broke tantrummy teenager stuck in a Catholic school with low grades and a University place well off the table, the location is unimportant.

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Call Me By Your Name (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec22

Call Me By Your Name (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Northern Italy 1983 and it’s a long, hot summer at the expansive, airy home of 17-year-old teenager Elio (Chalamet) and his easy-going professor father (Stuhlbarg) and poetry-loving mother (Cesar).

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review
Dec18

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review

From the opening moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we hear John Williams’ well-known music and then see the words on a slant announcing the film, we know that we are about to witness another very special Star Wars movie. And so this is. I won’t attempt to give a full synopsis of the film as it gets quite involved at times and, in any case, you will curse me for telling you what you are waiting to see. So, hopefully, no spoilers here!

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Bingo: The King of the mornings (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec17

Bingo: The King of the mornings (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Brazilian films that have been seen in Europe, such as “City of God”, “Central Station”, “Pixote” and last year’s “Aquarius”, tend to deal with rather serious stories and being in a foreign language are usually categorised as “art movie” material.

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