The Wife  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep27

The Wife (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Glenn Close is superb as The Wife of the title.   Outwardly calm and ever there in the background, Joan Castleman has always been the perfect supportive wife to her literary lion novelist husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce).  

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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (tbc) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug09

The Man Who Killed Don Quixote (tbc) | Close-Up Film Review

Perhaps one of the most infamously tortured films of recent times, the release of this sees director Terry Gilliam’s Orson Welles-type odyssey finally making it to the big screen after nearly 30 years.

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Listen Up Philip (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun11

Listen Up Philip (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

 Dir. Alex Ross Perry, US, 2014, 108 mins Cast: Jason Schwartzman, Elisabeth Moss, Krysten Ritter, Joséphine De La Baume, Jonathan Pryce Philip Friedman is a brilliant literary miscreant whose personality flaws and obvious talent make for a witty and jarring character study. This unlikeable character is like no one you have ever met before. His insufferable character and tendency for rapid-fire ramblings makes Listen Up Philip a truly...

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The Salvation (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Salvation (15) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Kristian Levring, Denmark/UK/South Africa, 2014, 91 mins Cast: Mads Mikkelsen, Eva Green, Eric Cantona, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Mikael Persbrandt, Jonathan Pryce, Douglas Henshall The Salvation is set in the 1870s among pioneering new settlers and outlaws in the Old West. The landscapes are big and the hardships ring of hate and the story makes a solid old school Western revenge thriller. Mikkelsen (Casino Royale) plays an ex-pat...

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