Tag Archives: Paul Giamatti

Love and Mercy (15) | Close-Up Film Review


Full disclosure here, I wasn’t the world’s biggest Beach Boys fan. Like most fans who claim to own a well-rounded record collection, a copy of Pet Sounds resides within it wedged in between other keystones of 60s pop. It’s not an overstatement to call it a classic album. Love and Mercy makes you want to explore all facets of The […]

San Andreas (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

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There are two over-arching facts regarding the modern disaster flick; they always have orgasmic scenes of wanton destruction, and they always have paper-thin characters. The reason being that between said apocalyptic CGI destruction and necessary pseudo-scientific exposition, it doesn’t really leave much time for well-rounded characters. The exception to this is perhaps The Impossible, the biggest thing it has going […]