Stan and Ollie  (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan11

Stan and Ollie (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

in 1953 Laurel & Hardy undertook a variety hall tour of Britain with the lure of a possible deal at the end of it to make a comeback film here. 

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Kong: Skull Island (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar09

Kong: Skull Island (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

All things special effects considered, it’s possibly true to say that nothing has bested the sheer spectacle of Fay Wray and King Kong in 1933. Nevertheless, that hasn’t stopped Hollywood trying to make a monster out of the huge ape again and again.

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Tale of Tales (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun17

Tale of Tales (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Inspired by the collected fairytales of Giambattista Basile – from the 1630s and much more famous on the Continent – Matteo ‘Gomorrah’ Garrone’s film is wonderfully overblown.

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