Zoo (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun25

Zoo (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s 1941 Belfast, and everyone is living in fear of the Luftwaffe. Air raid wardens are on the streets, and the kids have been issued with gas masks.

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Eaten by Lions (tbc) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun23

Eaten by Lions (tbc) | Close-Up Film Review

This is an entertaining comedy which celebrates diversity without pushing its message down your throat. 

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Arcadia (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun21

Arcadia (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This showcase for the BFI National Archive comes a real cropper to its aesthetic pretensions.

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All the Wild Horses  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun08

All the Wild Horses (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Director Ivo Marloh’s documentary comes garlanded with an impressive collection of awards from festivals in Ireland and America.

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The Boy Downstairs  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun08

The Boy Downstairs (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a promising idea for a romantic comedy from first time feature film director Sophie Brooks, but Brooks, who also wrote the script, hasn’t quite cracked it yet, in that it is not very romantic and rarely funny.

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The Young Karl Marx (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun05

The Young Karl Marx (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

More about the political life of Karl Marx than his personal life. The Young Karl Marx also chronicles how Friedrich Engels entered Marx’s life and contributed to his literary work.

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