Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
Jun19

Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Although Pirates of the Caribbean: Salazar’s Revenge has not received particularly thunderous applause, it is most enjoyable and provides a lot of laughs even if some are not in places where they are intended.

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Unlocked  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May04

Unlocked  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This film has an extremely complicated – indeed almost impenetrable – plot involving CIA interrogator Alice (Rapace), who is in disgrace for failing to “unlock” i.e. get the information out of a prisoner involved in a terrorist attack. 

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The Calcium Kid (15) | Home Ents Review
May09

The Calcium Kid (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Alex De Rakoff, UK, 2004, 89 mins, English Cast: Orlando Bloom, Billie Piper, Michael Peña, Rafe Spall, Tamer Hassan, Omid Djalili Perhaps the beauty of this film, and many British films of a similar style, is that it is not afraid to make fun of itself, to ridiculous heights. If you take The Calcium Kid for what it is, then it’s a quirky little low-budget comedy starring a fresh-faced Orlando Bloom during his Golden Period...

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Zulu (18) Home Ents Review
Apr25

Zulu (18) Home Ents Review

Dir. Jerome Salle, South Africa, 2013, 110 mins, in English Cast: Orlando Bloom, Forest Whittaker, Lise Slabber Zulu presents a fascinating portrait of a modern South Africa, marred only by the overly complicated story it is trying to tell. Its stereotyped protagonists serve only as a distraction from its more unique setting. Forest Whittaker and Orlando Bloom take on the roles of two troubled cops, investigating a brutal murder in...

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