Wildlife  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov08

Wildlife (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Actor Paul Dano makes a very creditable debut here as a director.  He also co-wrote the screenplay with life partner Zoe Kazan.

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Stronger  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec07

Stronger  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

“Stronger” is another of those inspiring real life stories of an ordinary, in this case working class man or woman overcoming illness or disability and becoming, as the film’s synopsis describes it, “a symbol of hope”. 

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Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct31

Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Amy Adams dons a pair of Tom Ford’s visionary glasses where, while reading a manuscript sent by her ex-husband, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, she brings his fictional world into the reality of Nocturnal Animals.

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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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