At Eternity’s Gate  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Mar29

At Eternity’s Gate (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

There have been a number of films over the years dealing with the life of artist Vincent Van Gogh, going back to Kirk Douglas as Vincent in Lust for Life (1956).  

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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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Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review
Dec18

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (12A) | Close-up Film Review

From the opening moments of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and we hear John Williams’ well-known music and then see the words on a slant announcing the film, we know that we are about to witness another very special Star Wars movie. And so this is. I won’t attempt to give a full synopsis of the film as it gets quite involved at times and, in any case, you will curse me for telling you what you are waiting to see. So, hopefully, no spoilers here!

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Star Wars: The Last Jedi – European Royal Premiere Highlights
Dec13

Star Wars: The Last Jedi – European Royal Premiere Highlights

The European Premiere of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the highly anticipated next chapter of the Skywalker Saga, took place at London’s prestigious Royal Albert Hall last night.

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The Promise  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr28

The Promise (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Director Terry George dealt with the subject of genocide previously in the excellent “Hotel Rwanda”.  This film covers that same theme but this time his subject is the Armenian genocide by the Turks at the time of World War 1 – an act that Turkey still denies ever happened, despite the many witnesses to the atrocity.  

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