The Shape of Water  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb15

The Shape of Water (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Director Guillermo del Toro showed himself a master of dark fantasy from his very first feature film “Cronos”.   His early works in Spanish include the mystical “Pan’s Labyrinth” and the chilling ghost story “The Devil’s Backbone”. 

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The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations
Jan23

The Shape of Water leads Oscar nominations

The nominations for the 90th Academy Awards have been announced, with The Shape of Water leading the field.

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‘The Shape of Water’ Leads 2018 BAFTA Nominations
Jan09

‘The Shape of Water’ Leads 2018 BAFTA Nominations

Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy drama, starring Sally Hawkins, is named in 12 categories. See the full list of nominees here.

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Maudie  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Aug04

Maudie  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The film is based on true life story of Nova Scotian artist Maud Lewis, who was born with physical deformities in her fingers and spine and suffered from crippling arthritis.  Born in 1903, she married Everett Lewis, a fish peddler when she was 34 and lived with him in poverty in his tiny one room up one down cottage with no electricity and running water, until her death aged 67 in 1970.  

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Paddington (U) Home Ents Review
Mar23

Paddington (U) Home Ents Review

Dir. Paul King, UK, 2014, 95 minutes. Cast: Ben Whishaw (voice), Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Nicole Kidman, Peter Capaldi. Lovingly and respectfully updated from Michael Bond’s books and featuring a cast of British National Treasures™ including Julie Waters, Hugh Bonneville, Imelda Staunton and Jim Broadbent, Paddington is a self-consciously and ridiculously heartwarming tale. Starring a CGI bear. The cast is very...

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