2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards
Dec07

2015 Moët British Independent Film Awards

Last night, at Old Billingsgate, stars of the British film industry braved the rain and arrived in hoards for the 18th Moët British Independent Film Awards. This glamorous event, hosted by the award-winning film maker and actor, RICHARD AYOADE, brought together the crème de la crème of British cinema to celebrate the wealth of independent British film this year.

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Legend (18) | Close-Up Film review
Sep04

Legend (18) | Close-Up Film review

Dir. Brian Helgeland, UK, 2015, 131 mins Cast: Tom Hardy, Emily Browning, Christopher Ecclestone In the 1960s East End, The Krays may well have been the kings of the capital, but Legend chooses a delicate line down the path of thuggery and glamour in order to track their inevitable decline. Tom Hardy plays both twins; Hollywood good-looking, cheeky-chappy Reggie and bespectacled, unstable, Brando-like cotton-balls-in-cheeks Ronnie....

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London Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Jun12

London Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Rufus Norris, 2015, 92 mins Cast: Olivia Coleman, Tom Hardy, Anita Dobson, Kate Fleetwood If there has been a more British film since Pride, it wasn’t memorable enough to be referred to. Where Pride found humour in the miners’ strike, being gay in the eighties and being slightly ignorant in Wales, London Road finds ripples of risibility in the murky waters of prostitution, murder and intense media scrutiny on Ipswich. There is...

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Tom Hardy in ‘LONDON ROAD’ – First look image and film clip
Jun01

Tom Hardy in ‘LONDON ROAD’ – First look image and film clip

Hailed as a remarkable, ground-breaking work during two sell-out runs at the National Theatre, the feature film adaptation of LONDON ROAD reunites the award winning team, with script by Alecky Blythe, music by Adam Cork and directed by Rufus Norris (Broken). LONDON ROAD documents the events that shook Suffolk in 2006, when the quiet rural town of Ipswich was shattered by the discovery of the bodies of five women. The residents of...

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Mad Max: Fury Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review
May15

Mad Max: Fury Road (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. George Miller, Australia/US, 2015, 120 mins Cast: Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Hugh Keays-Byrne When a film takes a while to come about, the results can range far and wide. Troubled production, difficulties among certain cast members, a long gestating story, re-shoots and disastrous previews were all aspects that surrounded George Miller’s return to his Mad Max franchise like a Tornado. So when Fury Road finally...

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