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  • 2 Guns (15) | DVD & Blu-Ray Review

    We meet smooth-as-silk Bobby and motormouth Stig as they’re planning to rob a bank – a heist that goes even better than they could have imagined


  • Bachelorette (15) | DVD Review

    When Becky (Wilson) tells her friends that she’s about to get married, none of them can quite believe it. Why? Because in their group of pathetically


  • Filth (18) | Close-Up FIlm Review

    Based on a novel by Irvine Welsh, this film has a terrific cast of good British actors, led by James McAvoy as corrupt, promotion hungry cop DI Bruce Robertson


  • How I Live Now (15) | Close-Up Film Review

    Based on American writer Meg Rosoff’s successful young adult novel, this is a story of teenagers in a promisingly adult situation set in an England of the near future.


  • Emperor (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

    The setting for the film is the early days of the American occupation of Japan just after the country’s surrender at the end of World War II.



  • Come As You Are (Hasta La Vista) | Close-Up Film DVD Review

    Dir. Geoffrey Enthoven, Belgium, 2011, 115 mins, in Dutch, French and Spanish with subtitles Cast: Robrecht Vanden Thoren, Gilles De Schryver, Tom Audenaert, Isabelle De Hertogh Review by Derek Parkinson In Come As You Are three male friends set out to lose their virginity despite facing physical disabilities, over-protective families, and a long drive across […]



  • Mister John (15) | Close-Up FIlm Review

    The Mister John of the title is a deceased ex-pat Irishman who ran a bar in Singapore and was married to a smart local woman, Kim (Tay), with whom he had a teenage daughter.



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