Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (15) | Home Ents Review
Apr21

Stephen King’s A Good Marriage (15) | Home Ents Review

Dir. Peter Askin, US, 2014, 102 mins Cast: Joan Allen, Anthony LaPaglia  Whilst his stories are consistently good, the same cannot be said of many of the film adaptations of his work.  King himself is very open about his dislike for most of them.  He famously hated Kubrick’s adaptation of The Shining, so much so, that in 1997 he produced his own version for TV.  Although there are exceptions.  After he first saw Stand By Me, he...

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The Town That Dreaded Sundown (15) Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, US, 2014, 86 mins Cast: Addison Timlin, Veronica Cartwright, Anthony Anderson, Travis Tope, Joshua Leonard, Andy Abele, Gary Cole, Edward Herrmann, Ed Lauter, Arabella Field, Denis O’Hare, Spencer Treat Clark, Wes Chatham The Town That Dreaded Sundown is an interesting product being produced from the remake farm that is Hollywood of the last 15 years. Accused of now scraping the bottom of the barrel, Jason...

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The Last Five Years (15) | Close-Up Film Review
Apr16

The Last Five Years (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Richard LaGravenese, US, 2015, 94 mins Cast: Anna Kendrick, Jeremy Jordan The Last Five Years is a ‘timeless’ love story of boy meets girl. Successful novelist Jamie (Jeremy Jordan) and striving actress Cathy (Anna Kendrick) are the romantic focus of Richard LaGravenese’s stage-to-screen adaptation of the off-Broadway musical. Our lovers break up after a five year relationship, only to repeatedly fall in love and hit the rails in...

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Cry of the City (12A) Film Review
Apr16

Cry of the City (12A) Film Review

Dir. Robert Siodmak, US, 1948, 96 mins Cast: Richard Conte, Victor Mature, Debra Paget, Hope Emerson, Berry Kroeger, Shelley Winters, Fred Clark Cop and killer playing cat and mouse – it’s hardly been done with more tense economy and eye for intriguing detail than in Siodmak’s noir classic Cry of the City. Marty Rome (Conte) is a charming sociopath, a gangster turned cop killer lying wounded in a guarded hospital bed. His nemesis is...

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While We’re Young (15)  Close-Up Film Review
Apr13

While We’re Young (15) Close-Up Film Review

Dir. Noah Baumbach, US, 2015, 97mins Cast: Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried Josh and Cornelia (Stiller and Watts) are a 40-something couple who like their life as it is. He’s a former wunderkind documentary maker who has been working on his sophomore effort for the better part of a decade, and she’s a successful producer. They watch their friends start a family, but don’t feel burdened by the need to conform to...

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