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45 Years (15) | Close-Up Film Review

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Writer/director Andrew Haigh, who made the sensitive gay love story “Weekend”, here demonstrates once more his feeling for the nuances of relationships, this time in the story of an older and heterosexual couple. Kate (Rampling) and Geoff (Courtenay) are living in serene country retirement and are about to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary.   Then Geoff receives news that the body […]

The Third Man (PG) | Home Ents Review

The Third Man

Available to see on Blu-Ray or DVD, The Third Man is set in Vienna.  Orson Welles (in the smaller but dominating role) stars as Harry Lime, who fakes his own death. Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten), a minor novelist, investigates. There are a number of intrigues in this dark, secret society that has formed around Lime in the city.  With a […]

White God (15) | Home Ents Review

White God

White God is a curious animal; a Hungarian-language effort from visionary director Kornél Mundruczó, it is perhaps worst described as Homeward Bound meets Cujo meets Che: Parts One & Two. It’s best described as its own unique allegorical tale. The plot concerns Lili (Psotta) and her beloved mutt Hagen, as they are sent to live with her estranged father Dániel […]

Infernal (15) | Home Ents Review

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I hate horror films. I hate their disturbing posters and petrified actors, their blood-drenched sets and the screaming, the interminable screaming. I hate them because they draw me in, making me crave new and better horror movies and track down unseen classic of the genre, only to discover that something like Infernal exists in the realm between Hellraiser: Deader and […]

A Little Chaos (12) | Home Ents Review

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This costume romance, set in the French court of Louis XIV but shot largely in the stately homes of England, mixes fact and fiction in a somewhat unbelievable way. Sabine de Barra (Winslet) is a young widow scraping a living as a landscape gardener, who is hired by the king’s principal gardener and designer André Le Nôtre (Schoenaerts) to help out […]

Pressure (15) | Close-Up Film Review

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  ‘Lost and never to be found’ The story of the struggle of four deep-sea saturation divers who become stranded 650ft below sea level in the Indian Ocean (Somali Basin), Ron Scapello’s intense thriller is an all-or-nothing fight for survival as the unfortunate crew must together work in order to reach the surface. As expected, the narrative remains for the […]

Gemma Bovery (15) | Close-Up Film Review

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This is the second time that Arterton has taken the title role in the film of a Posy Simmonds novel, with the character she is playing this time being rather more appealing than the somewhat annoying Tamara Drewe. Gemma Bovery is set in Normandy and shot in France by director Anne Fontaine, who also made the charming Coco before Chanel with Audrey Tatou, and it […]

Good People (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Good People

James Franco plays Tom, an American odd job labourer and Kate Hudson co-stars as school teacher Anna in this simply diverting, yet utterly disposable thriller from first time feature director Henrik Ruben Genz Married but childless couple Tom and Anna have relocated from the U.S to London to start a family and create a new life for themselves. Sadly, their […]

The Saboteurs (12) | Home Ents Review

The Saboteurs

The Saboteurs undoubtedly demonstrates what a good, authentic WW2 film should strive to be like: smartly complex while grippingly suspenseful, action-packed, superbly cast and historically as accurate as possible within the confines of television entertainment. First broadcast in January 2015 in Norway, drawing a jaw-dropping 1.7 million viewers, it successfully premiered on More4 in the UK on 19 June. The […]

My Darling Clementine (U) | Home Ents Review

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It’s odd that a film that is itself nostalgic for simpler times now evokes nostalgia among those of my generation for rainy weekends in the 1970s, when classics like this filled the relatively limited airwaves. Back then it was enough to watch and enjoy them, but the appreciation they nurtured now demands more. Western marshal turned cattleman Wyatt Earp (Fonda) […]

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