Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review
Dec18

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review

From the opening moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we hear John Williams’ well-known music and then see the words on a slant announcing the film, we know that we are about to witness another very special Star Wars movie. And so this is. I won’t attempt to give a full synopsis of the film as it gets quite involved at times and, in any case, you will curse me for telling you what you are waiting to see. So, hopefully, no spoilers here!

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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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The Founder (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb16

The Founder (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This is the story of Ray Kroc, founder of the McDonald’s global fast food empire.   Except, as it turns out, he wasn’t the real founder at all. 

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74th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominations
Dec12

74th Annual Golden Globe Award Nominations

Nominations for the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards were announced this Monday morning from the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

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99 Homes (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep25

99 Homes (15) | Close-Up Film Review

99 Homes largely plays out as a cautionary tale of the dangers of the real estate market worldwide. Although for the purposes of the film this tale is placed in a microcosm of the American real estate market before and after the financial crisis of 2007-8, Bahrani building a very harrowing portrait of one family’s struggle to keep their heads above water as they attempt to retain possession of their family home.

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