Everybody Knows  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar10

Everybody Knows (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Written and directed by acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi, who made his international mark with the powerful drama A Separation, this mystery thriller is his second European project and continues to explore his fascination with the complexities and contradictions of human behaviour.

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Mother! (18) | Home Ent Review
Jan22

Mother! (18) | Home Ent Review

What the hell is wrong with this film? It’s an increasingly fantastic and bizarre thriller that will just not work for many.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Jun19

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Although Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge has not received particularly thunderous applause, it is most enjoyable and provides a lot of laughs even if some are not in places where they are intended.

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Automata (15) | Home Entertainment Review
May26

Automata (15) | Home Entertainment Review

Dir. Gabe Ibáñez, Bulgaria, US, Spain, Canada, 2014, 109 mins Cast: Antonio Banderas, Dylan McDermott, Melanie Griffith, Birgitte Hjort Sørensen, Robert Forster, Tim McInnerny, Andy Nyman, David Ryall, Javier Bardem (Voice)You’ve seen Automata before, in its more Hollwood-ised, wham-bam-thank-you-Will-Smith version named I, Robot. It doesn’t stop you, ostensibly, enjoying the thinkpiece that is Automata. Just as Will Smith...

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The Gunman (15) Close-Up Film Review
Mar20

The Gunman (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Pierre Morel, US, 2015, 115 mins Cast: Sean Penn, Idris Elba, Jasmine Trinca, Javier Bardem, Ray Winstone, Mark Rylance Having earned three 3 best Actor Academy Award nominations and won two Best Actor Oscars (for Milk and Mystic River) what’s left for Sean Penn to prove? Not a lot, one would think. But here, directed at a usefully rapid pace but not much else of not by Pierre Morel who transformed Liam Neeson into an...

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