Vox Lux (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May02

Vox Lux (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Vox Lux opens with a gripping and horrifying sequence set in 1999, when young Celeste (Raffey Cassidy) is wounded in a Columbine style high school massacre, which seems to be a semi regular occurrence in American life.

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The Miseducation of Cameron Post  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep07

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Based on a young adult novel by Emily M. Danforth this story is set in Montana in the 1990s. Cameron of the title is a high school girl living with her Christian fundamentalist and evangelical aunt and uncle after her parents are killed.  

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A Quiet Passion  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr06

A Quiet Passion  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Terence Davies’s biopic of nineteenth century American poet Emily Dickinson starts with her schooldays, which did a cruelly efficient job of driving her rebellious spirit inwards and where she is well played by Emma Bell. 

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