The Seagull  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep11

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

In adapting Chekhov’s classic play to the screen, screenwriter Stephen Karam has done an imaginative job, pruning and splitting the theatrical four act structure

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On Chesil Beach (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May18

On Chesil Beach (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The year is 1962, a time when the swinging sixties had not yet happened and the sexual repression, stuffy class system and inflexible rules of respectability that dominated the fifties still shaped our society. 

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Lady Bird  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb16

Lady Bird (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This vicious, funny, teen coming of age movie has rightly scored five Oscar nods (including for lead actress Ronan and writer/director Gerwig, but most deservedly for Laurie Metcalf) as it brilliantly encapsulates what it means to be a 17-year-old girl at war with the world — and your mother.

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Lady Bird (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Dec22

Lady Bird (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The state capital of California, Sacramento is a tree-rich hipster place for many, but when you’re a broke tantrummy teenager stuck in a Catholic school with low grades and a University place well off the table, the location is unimportant.

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Brooklyn (12) | Home Ents Review
Mar03

Brooklyn (12) | Home Ents Review

‘I’m not sure I have a home any more’ confesses Eilis (the fantastic Saoirse Ronan) to her lover Tony (Emory Cohen) and nothing could sum up more poignantly the emotional charge behind the immigrant experience.

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