Arrival  (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Nov11

Arrival (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This intelligent, grown up story has a mind expanding philosophical take on the “aliens arrive on earth” theme, which is closer to the tradition of “Close Encounters” than the sort of action movies where Presidents Bill Pullman or Morgan Freeman get Bruce Willis or Will Smith to smash the invading aliens to bits and save the earth.

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Southpaw (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul27

Southpaw (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Antoine Fuqua, US, 2015, 123 mins Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz Straight off the bat, Southpaw is not the next Rocky, nor Raging Bull. The reason for that is simple; there have been forty years of boxing-related movies since Rocky and Raging Bull. That’s not to say there’s been some sort of smorgasbord, or overload, of boxing movies;...

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Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal Chats About Southpaw
Jul22

Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal Chats About Southpaw

Dan Woburn sat down with the ever-impressive Jake Gyllenhaal to discuss his latest film Southpaw. From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic), Southpaw tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all...

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Two Men in Town (15) | Home Ents Review
Jul05

Two Men in Town (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Rachid Bouchareb, US, 2014, 112 mins Cast: Forest Whitaker, Ellen Burstyn, Harvey Keitel, Brenda Blethyn, Tim Guinee, Luis Guzmán, The latest offering from director Rachid Bouchareb (Days of Glory, London River) pits two men against each other in a small New Mexico border town. This is the director’s first venture into American cinema and an admirable one. Two Men in Town is a remake of the 1973 French film Deux Hommes dans la...

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Jake Gyllenhaal comes out swinging in new Southpaw spot
May03

Jake Gyllenhaal comes out swinging in new Southpaw spot

From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (TRAINING DAY) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (“Sons of Anarchy”) and Richard Wenk (THE MECHANIC), SOUTHPAW tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all with an impressive career, a beautiful and loving wife (Rachel McAdams), an adorable daughter (Oona...

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