Certain Women (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar12

Certain Women (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s the quietness of this movie which is so remarkable – not silence as there is noise in the background: traffic, birds and even people’s breathing. But it is more the absence of speech which grabs one’s attention.

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Clouds of Sils Maria (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May16

Clouds of Sils Maria (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Olivier Assayas, Germany/France/Switzerland, 2014, 123 mins, in English and French with subtitles where appropriate Cast: Juliette Binoche, Kristen Stewart, Chloe Grace Moretz Juliette Binoche is electrifying to watch in Olivier Assayas’ latest feature; playing somebody who is not too dissimilar from herself, as an actor ‘of a certain age’ preparing to ‘kick against the pricks’ of younger talent. Maria (Binoche) is an...

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Still Alice (12A) Close-Up Film Review
Mar05

Still Alice (12A) Close-Up Film Review

  Dirs. Richard Glatzer and Wash Westmoreland, US, 2014, 99 mins Cast: Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart, Kate Bosworth, Hunter Parrish Still Alice rides a wave of buzz and acclaim, largely emanating from Julianne Moore’s Oscar-winning lead performance. What a disappointment it is to report that the film surrounding her is little more than a functional, if still affecting, old-fashioned weepy harking back to the kind of...

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