A Monster Calls  (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Jan01

A Monster Calls (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

This is a film about a child’s experience told from a child’s point of view but not really suitable for the young, certainly not those under twelve (see certification). 

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Ben Hur (12A) | Close-Up Film Review
Sep07

Ben Hur (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Various film versions have been made of Lew Wallace’s novel “Ben Hur”, with the best known being the 1925 silent movie and 1959 one with Charlton Heston in the title role. Apart from clips on television, I have never seen any so them so I come to director Timur Bekmambetov’s film with an open mind.

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Warcraft (12A)  | Close-Up Film Review
May27

Warcraft (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Warcraft has so much stacked against it from the pushing of the standby button; it’s based on a video game, and when can we honestly say that such source material, despite some promising titles – Silent Hill, Resident Evil – has translated into anything above risible?

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