King of Thieves  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep14

King of Thieves (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The real life Hatton Garden safety deposit jewel robbery happened in April 2015.  It has been called the “largest burglary in English legal history”

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Point Break (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb05

Point Break (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The 1991 film Point Break, directed by Kathryn Bigelow, was so special that the whole movie and especially the performances of Keanu Reeves and Patrick Swayze remain in our memory. The remake, this time directed by Ericson Core, is a big disappointment.

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The Legend of Barney Thomson (15) | Film Review
Jul24

The Legend of Barney Thomson (15) | Film Review

Dir. Robert Carlyle, Canada/UK, 2015, 96 mins Cast:  Robert Carlyle, Emma Thompson, Ashley Jensen, Ray Winstone, Martin Compston, Tom Courtenay, Carlyle’s feature film debut as a director, in which he also takes the title role, is an interesting exercise in grand guignol black farce, which doesn’t quite find a unifying style but has some very funny elements and considerable entertainment value. Barney is a Glasgow barber with a boring...

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Edinburgh International Film Festival – Programme Launch
Jun08

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Programme Launch

By Emilia McKay I was lucky enough to attend the launch for EIFF, currently about to commence its 69th year of the festival. It’s a place to gather new and emerging artists, and to celebrate those who are returning. This year, we are getting to see the directorial debut of Robert Carlyle, with The Legend of Barney Thomson. As if directing wasn’t enough, the actor is starring in the lead role as Barney, alongside a stellar supporting...

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2015 Edinburgh Film Festival, announced their line-up of films.
May31

2015 Edinburgh Film Festival, announced their line-up of films.

Mark Adams, Artistic Director of the 2015 Edinburgh Film Festival, announced their line-up of films today, which includes the intriguing new British film ARTIFICIO CONCEAL, written and directed by Ayoub Qanir, whose previous acclaimed films include Koyakatsi and Human After All.   ARTIFICIO CONCEAL features a strong all-British cast and crew and was filmed in London late last summer. Starring David Bailie (Pirates of the...

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