The Ritual  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Oct12

The Ritual  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

After the death of one of their group, four young college friends go on a hiking trip into the Swedish wilderness, as a sort of tribute to the dear departed, who was a lover of the healthy, open air life. The ritual of the title is one they conduct there to honour his memory.

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Swallows and Amazons (PG) | Home Ents Review
Dec11

Swallows and Amazons (PG) | Home Ents Review

This is the latest version of Arthur Ransome’s classic children’s adventure tale first published in1930 and which over the years has been adapted for film, television, radio and even staged as a musical.

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Mum’s List  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Nov24

Mum’s List (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The “Mum’s list” of the title was compiled by Singe from scraps of paper and text messages written by his wife Kate, which he saved after her death from breast cancer.

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X+Y (12A) Close-Up Film Review
Mar12

X+Y (12A) Close-Up Film Review

  Dir. Morgan Matthews, UK, 2015, 111 mins Cast: Asa Butterfield, Sally Hawkins, Rafe Spall, Eddie Marsan Documentarian Morgan Matthews takes inspiration from his own 2007 feature Beautiful Young Minds, to tell the tender story of a young mathematical prodigy balancing adolescence with autism as he works towards competing at an international mathematics competition. Clichés you say? Rocky by way of Rain Man and Good Will Hunting?...

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