Salt and Fire (12) | Home Ents Review
Apr24

Salt and Fire (12) | Home Ents Review

An atrociously bad eco non-thriller from the director of Grizzly Man, Rescue Dawn and loads of other, infinitely better, fiction films and documentaries.

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Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct31

Nocturnal Animals (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Amy Adams dons a pair of Tom Ford’s visionary glasses where, while reading a manuscript sent by her ex-husband, played by Jake Gyllenhaal, she brings his fictional world into the reality of Nocturnal Animals.

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Midnight Special (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr20

Midnight Special (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Rather like a reverse ‘ET’, Midnight Special is predominantly a sci-fi film.

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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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Can’t Come Out to Play (15) | Home Ents Review
Jun24

Can’t Come Out to Play (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. John McNaughton, US, 2013, 104 mins Cast: Michael Shannon, Samantha Morton, Peter Fonda, Charlie Tahan, Natasha Calis This poorly paced thriller, which has obviously sat on the shelf for two years, sees Maryann (the excellent Natasha Calis from The Possession) move in with her grandparents after the death of her parents. Feeling isolated, Maryann goes for a walk and is overjoyed to discover a young boy named Andy (Tahan) lives in...

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