Hotel Mumbai  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep26

Hotel Mumbai (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a tense and very well made thriller, all the more moving for being based on real life, namely the siege of the Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India in 2008. 

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Phoenix (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep23

Phoenix (15) | Close-Up Film Review

About to celebrate her 14th birthday, Jill (Ylva Bjorkas Thedin) has a lot to cope with as she looks after her mother Astrid (Maria Bonnevie), who suffers from mental illness

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Downtown Abbey (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep18

Downtown Abbey (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Having been a long time fan of Downton Abbey,I was looking forward to the big cinematic version of the popular TV series. And was I disappointed? On the whole, no.

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Hustlers  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep13

Hustlers (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This true life story is inspired by an article in New York magazine written by journalist Jessica Pressler and played in the film by Julia Styles as a character called Elizabeth.

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Mrs Lowry and Son  (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug30

Mrs Lowry and Son (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Adapted by writer Martyn Hesford from what was originally his radio play and then a two-hander for the stage, Mrs Lowry and Son very much shows its theatrical origins.   

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The Informer  (15) | Close-Up Film Reiew
Aug30

The Informer (15) | Close-Up Film Reiew

The most striking thing about this second feature from director Andrea Di Stefano is that it is extremely violent, pretty sadistic and employs an awful lot of gunplay.

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