Moonlight (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb16

Moonlight (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Picked out as one to watch by Carlie Newman in her round-up of the LFF earlier in the year, Moonlight has indeed been festooned with praise on the way to eight nominations at the Oscars, and if La La Land had been set in anywhere but the apex of movies, might well have had a chance at coming home with a good armful of golden statues.

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Spectre IMAX® Featurette
Nov11

Spectre IMAX® Featurette

Daniel Craig, Christoph Waltz, and more of the SPECTRE cast chat about the movie’s artful cinematography and seat-shaking audio.

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Southpaw (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jul27

Southpaw (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Antoine Fuqua, US, 2015, 123 mins Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Forest Whitaker, Oona Laurence, Curtis ’50 Cent’ Jackson, Naomie Harris, Victor Ortiz Straight off the bat, Southpaw is not the next Rocky, nor Raging Bull. The reason for that is simple; there have been forty years of boxing-related movies since Rocky and Raging Bull. That’s not to say there’s been some sort of smorgasbord, or overload, of boxing movies;...

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Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal Chats About Southpaw
Jul22

Interview: Jake Gyllenhaal Chats About Southpaw

Dan Woburn sat down with the ever-impressive Jake Gyllenhaal to discuss his latest film Southpaw. From acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua (Training Day) and screenwriters Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) and Richard Wenk (The Mechanic), Southpaw tells the riveting story of Billy “The Great” Hope, reigning Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion of the World (Academy Award® nominee Jake Gyllenhaal). Billy Hope seemingly has it all...

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Interview: Sophie Cookson on Kingsman: The Secret Service
Jun04

Interview: Sophie Cookson on Kingsman: The Secret Service

Dan Woburn sat down with Sophie Cookson, who played Roxy in Kingsman: The Secret Service, to discuss the film’s impending Home Entertainment release. Considering the success of Kingsman, what do you think was the appeal of it? What was it you think struck a chord with people? I think Matthew [Vaughan, director] has got an incredible following. He’s created this style that’s very unique and he just loves to tell stories. And I think...

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