Articles Posted in the " Alex " Category

  • 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 […]