The Sisters Brothers (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr25

The Sisters Brothers (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A quirky title for an unusual film. Easy to follow though when you are told the names of the brothers – Eli and Charlie Sisters.

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Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct27

Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This is the much used genre of the true life story of one man’s redemption but in Gus van Sant’s film, it’s well told in a brisk and original style and flavoured with ironic humour.

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Mary Magdalene  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar15

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

To tell the story of Christ from the point of view of the only female member of the team sounds like an exciting and potentially illuminating idea.  It could even have turned out to be as controversial as Scorsese’s “The Last Temptation of Christ”. 

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You Were Never Really Here  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar08

You Were Never Really Here (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This film is more of a character study inside a man’s mind than a lucid story.  Yet it is totally gripping.

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Irrational Man (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep10

Irrational Man (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Woody Allen, US, 2015, 95 mins   Cast:  Joaquin Phoenix, Emma Stone, Parker Posey, Jamie BlackleyAlthough now nearly 80, Woody Allen continues to write and direct a film a year. This is one of his more serious ones, reflecting his interest in philosophy, which was sparked off in his youth by the films of Ingmar Bergman. Despite dealing with heavy sounding concepts like existentialism, the meaning of life and moral dilemmas as...

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