The Time of Their Lives (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr09

The Time of Their Lives (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

While not a classic, this light comedy is an enjoyable romp and is worth seeing for the performances by the two main actresses Collins J. and Collins P. (not related).

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The Messenger (15) | Home Ents Review
Nov14

The Messenger (15) | Home Ents Review

Watching The Messenger, a supernatural drama by British director David Blair (Best Laid Plans), one cannot help feeling a tinge of déjà vu. We have seen this all before, back in 1999, – a young boy spooked and harassed by blood-drenched ghosts, famously whispering ‘I see dead people’ while trembling with insomni, in M. Night Shyamalan’s blockbuster The Sixth Sense.

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Maggie (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul29

Maggie (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Henry Hobson, US/Switzerland, 95 mins Cast: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Abigail Breslin, Joely Richardson Henry Hobson’s moody zombie-indie has so much atmosphere going for it that it’s almost suffocating. When Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wade Vogel has to burn his crops to prevent the threat of infection, the acrid smoke comes straight through the screen and pours itself up into your nostrils. As his infected, teenage daughter, the...

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