The Escape  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug05

The Escape (15) | Close-Up Film Review

In some ways this film echoes the themes of “Shirley Valentine” in that it deals with a woman feeling trapped by domesticity who breaks out and finds herself.  The treatment though is very different.

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Runner Runner (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr25

Runner Runner (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A brilliant Princeton math student attempts to set free his broke bank account by risking all in an online poker game. After he’s cheated of his last cent, he flies to Costa Rica to sort things out with the owner of that gambling website.

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Sundance Film Festival London 2017
Nov22

Sundance Film Festival London 2017

Sundance Institute and Picturehouse are delighted to announce that the Sundance Film Festival: London will return to Picturehouse Central from 1-4 June 2017.

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100 Streets  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov11

100 Streets (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a promising idea which takes three stories set in different social milieus inside the same area of London, which are almost a representative demographic – the very rich, the “hardworking ordinary working family” and the underprivileged.

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The Girl with All the Gifts (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep26

The Girl with All the Gifts (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Like the 2006 film “The Children of Men”, this “dystopian future” film features a world where the future of humanity is in the hands of one young girl. Only in this case she is a flesh eating zombie.

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