Finding your feet (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Feb22

Finding your feet (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

The critical and more crucially financial success of “The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” demonstrated that there is gold in them there “old ‘uns” or to put it more politely, older audiences are worth courting.  “Finding Your Feet” appears to be another effort to chase the “grey pound”.

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Early Man (PG) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan25

Early Man (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

The story takes place in the cleverly fictionalised cross over period between the Stone Age and the Bronze Age – and they must have crossed over of course.  Humanity did not wake up one day and say “Right, Stone Age ends here. 

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Away  (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May12

Away  (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The three leading actors here, Juno Temple, Timothy Spall and Matt Ryan plus Hayley Squires, who was so good in Ken Loach’s “I Daniel Blake” and has a supporting role in this, all do a superb job.  But they are fighting to make sense of a story which is both clichéd and overcomplicated and some rather inept direction.

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Denial  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan26

Denial  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

It has always puzzled me as to how anyone could deny that the Holocaust took place, in view of the overwhelming amount of photographic and witness evidence proving that it did.

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