Lizzie (15) | Home Ents Review
Apr16

Lizzie (15) | Home Ents Review

Many of you may already be familiar with the story of Lizzie Borden through previous movies, televised ghost hunts of the Borden house or just having heard the tale been told throughout different outlets including the rhyme “Lizzie Borden took an axe, and gave her mother forty whacks.

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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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