The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr19

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

While many films have been made about Britain in the Second World War, not many of them have been about the very English Crown dependency that was occupied by the German forces – the Channel Islands. 

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Every Day  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr19

Every Day (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

16 year old Rhiannon (Angourie Rice) has a tricky life.  Her mum (Maria Bello) works all hours to support the family since dad (Michael Cram) had a nervous breakdown, lost his job and now spends his days painting rather odd portraits

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West of Sunshine | Close-Up Film Review
Apr19

West of Sunshine | Close-Up Film Review

Jason Raftopoulos’ lyrical rumination on father-son relationships, WEST OF SUNSHINE, receives its UK Premiere at the East End Film Festival.

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Murder on the Orient Express (12A) | Home Ents Review
Apr17

Murder on the Orient Express (12A) | Home Ents Review

Apart from his awful, huge moustache, Kenneth Branagh, in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, is an absolute delight. Branagh directs a stellar cast in this new version of the 1934 novel.

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Custody (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr17

Custody (15) | Close-Up Film Review

CUSTODY is a film which really beefs up the tension as it progresses so that by the end, the audience is siting forward hardly breathing, to watch what is going to happen. But this is no horror film, rather a domestic abuse tragedy that escalates.

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Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: 3 Films 1980-1983 | Home Ents Review
Apr16

Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: 3 Films 1980-1983 | Home Ents Review

Three surprising early films from the director of The Time to Live and The Time to Die, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster, Three Times and most recently The Assassin.

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