Long Shot  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May02

Long Shot (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is an original and very entertaining odd couple romantic comedy in the vein ofKnocked Up (2007) with perhaps a distant echo of the presidential romance The American President (1995).

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Vox Lux (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May02

Vox Lux (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Vox Lux opens with a gripping and horrifying sequence set in 1999, when young Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) is wounded in a Columbine style high school massacre, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence in American life.

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Pond Life  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr25

Pond Life (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Writer Richard Cameron’s story first saw the light of day as a play at London’s Bush Theatre over twenty years ago.

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The Sisters Brothers (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr25

The Sisters Brothers (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A quirky title for an unusual film. Easy to follow though when you are told the names of the brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters.

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Greta  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr20

Greta (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Frances (Chloë Grace Moretz), newly arrived in New York, finds an expensive handbag on the subway and returns it to its owner Greta (Isabelle Huppert), an apparently lonely, widowed piano teacher and they become friends. 

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Red Joan  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr20

Red Joan (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Joan (Judy Dench) is an apparently sweet little old retired librarian lady pottering about in her suburban home with her watercolours and her gardening.  Until that is the police show up one day and arrest her for spying.  

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