The Favourite (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan06

The Favourite (15) | Close-Up Film Review

It is England in the early 18th century and Queen Anne sits on the throne. But it is her bosom pal and close political companion who determines what the Queen decrees.

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X-Men: Apocalypse (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
May19

X-Men: Apocalypse (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

If you stuck around long enough after the end credits of the terrific Days of Future Past, you’ll have seen the springboard sting that launched this latest 80s’ encapsulating mutant mash-up.

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Dark Places (15) | Home Ents Review
Mar06

Dark Places (15) | Home Ents Review

If one approaches a film with too many expectations, perhaps we are sure to be disappointed. The cast of this thriller (now available on DVD) encouraged me to approach it with pleasurable anticipation

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Nicholas Hoult says superhero movies don’t try hard enough
Nov08

Nicholas Hoult says superhero movies don’t try hard enough

Starring in one of the most successful superhero movie franchises hasn’t stopped Nicholas Hoult from commenting on the state of the genre as a whole. Appearing as the blue-furred Beast in Fox’s X-Men series has given the actor with an appreciation for getting the job done right, as he tells NME . And he’s a bit annoyed by some of the other films in the space.

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X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut (12) | Home Ents Review
Jul19

X-Men: Days of Future Past – The Rogue Cut (12) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Bryan Singer, US, 2014, 149 mins Cast: Hugh Jackman, James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Ian McKellen, Patrick Stewart, Halle Berry, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page As the latest X-Men franchise offering was reviewed to high heaven last year, this will be a summary of the much-anticipated “Rogue Cut” of the film; in particular, the additional 17 minutes of footage that have been re-added. Before the...

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