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  • If…. (15) Home Entertainment Review

    Well, they don’t make them like they used to. In the case of ‘If…’ that is quite literally the case. They genuinely don’t make films that treat mass school shootings with the flippancy that ‘If….’ does.


  • Love, Rosie – In Cinemas 17th October 2014

    Rosie and Alex are best friends. They are suddenly separated when Alex and his family move from Dublin to America. Can their friendship survive years and miles? Will they gamble everything for true love? Director: Christian Ditter Stars: Sam Claflin, Lily Collins, Tamsin Egerton In Cinemas 17 October 2014


  • Paranormal Activity 4 (18) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir: Henry Joost, Ariel Schulma, US, 2012,  88 mins Cast: Katie Featherston, Kathryn Newton, Matt Shively Review by Martin Goolsarran Way back when The Blair Witch Project first hit us with its game-changing found footage filming style, the spate of films that followed caught us off guard by making either absolute believers or complete fools […]


  • The Descendants (15) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Alexander Payne, US, 2011, 115 mins Cast: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller Review by Carol Allen Alexander Payne makes films about flawed, multi faceted and often quirky people, who are outside the world of film cliché. Matt (Clooney) is one of them. He’s a lawyer on the supposed paradiseislandofHawaiiand head of one of […]


  • XXY (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Dir. Lucia Puenzo, Argentina/Spain/France, 2007, 86 mins, subtitles Cast: Ines Efron, Martin Piroyanksy, Ricardo Darin Review by Jean Lynch Being fifteen is never the easiest stage in life, but imagine a puberty engulfed by not just one set of raging hormones but those of the other sex too. This is the confusing and devastating predicament […]


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