Life Itself  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan04

Life Itself (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Writer/director Dan Fogelman found a very effective way of telling a story simultaneously in two timelines in his popular television series This is Us, and he gets even more adventurous in this in terms of using unusual and sometimes challenging storytelling techniques. 

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Ready Player One in cinemas 28th March
Feb27

Ready Player One in cinemas 28th March

From filmmaker Steven Spielberg comes the science fiction action adventure “Ready Player One,” based on Ernest Cline’s bestseller of the same name, which has become a worldwide phenomenon.

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The Limehouse Golem  (15) | CLose-Up Film Review
Sep01

The Limehouse Golem  (15) | CLose-Up Film Review

 The film is adapted from the novel “Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem” (also published as “The Trial of Elizabeth Cree”) by London’s biographer Peter Ackroyd.  Like Ackroyd’s book, it is a fictional murder mystery built around the historically factual and unsolved crimes of a Victorian serial killer in the East End of London, who was known as the Limehouse Golem.

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Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep09

Me and Earl and The Dying Girl (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2015, 105 mins Cast: Thomas Mann, RJ Cyler, Olivia Cooke, Nick Offerman, Connie Britton, Molly Shannon, Jon Bernthal, Katherine C. HughesAnother of this year’s breakouts from Sundance, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s adaptation of Jesse Andrews’ book of the same name ticks all the right boxes an indie smash should. The screenplay itself was provided by Andrews, and this sense of authenticity pervades Me and Earl;...

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