Mary Shelley (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul16

Mary Shelley (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If it wasn’t for Elle Fanning, I doubt if this film would be lauded in the same way. She plays Mary Shelley – only really known for writing the science fiction novel Frankenstein.

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A Street Cat Named Bob  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov03

A Street Cat Named Bob (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If you’re one of those who read and enjoyed James Bowen’s best selling book of the title, you should also enjoy the film based on it, which is true to it in spirit and some detail and really brings the tale to visual life in a delightful, funny and heart warming movie.

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Starfish (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct27

Starfish (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a well made and beautifully acted low budget film which tells an interesting and moving real life story. It is a labour of love by writer/director Clark and his producers, one of whom is Froggatt herself, who all struggled for several years to bring it to the screen.

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Soldier and Me Exclusive Clip
Aug13

Soldier and Me Exclusive Clip

A memorable and much-sought-after BAFTA-winning drama series from the mid-1970s, this ruggedly authentic thriller chronicles the sinister events that happen to two boys in Britain following the events of the 1968 Prague Spring uprising.  Soldier and Me – The Complete Series (PG) is released on DVD on 17 August 2015, RRP £19.99, courtesy of Network Distributing. Adapting David Line’s bestseller Run for Your Life, Soldier and Me was...

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Still Life (12) | Home Ents Review
May27

Still Life (12) | Home Ents Review

  Dir. Uberto Pasolini, UK/Italy, 2014, 88 mins Cast: Eddie Marsan, Joanne Froggatt, Karen Drury When I saw that the director of Still Life was Uberto Pasolini, a relative of the late Luchino Visconti, director of The Leopard (1963) and Death in Venice (1971), I expected an Italian flavour. Actually it would be hard to imagine a more quintessentially British film than Still Life, but, of course, I should have remembered that Pasolini...

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