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November on Rakuten TV

If you’re looking for high octane action without having to move an inch from your sofa this November, Rakuten TV has everything you need. Enjoy the best entertainment at the click of a button on your Smart TV.

62nd BFI London Film Festival 2018

There is an exciting line up of films for this year’s London film festival 10-21 October, with almost half of the films directed by women.

Nureyev (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Nureyev was the most exciting dancer I have ever seen on stage. His dancing skills were out of this world.

Top 5 Films at the UK Jewish Film Festival

This year marks the 22nd edition of the UK Jewish Film Festival which will be showcased in cinemas across London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton and Glasgow from 8th – 22nd November

9 to 5 UK-wide release & JANE FONDA season at BFI Southbank

The BFI is bringing 80s smash hit 9 to 5 back to the big screen this autumn. Hilariously tackling issues that almost 40 years later are finally being taken seriously in the age of #MeToo

Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Backs £250,000 Short Film Fund

Unstoppable Film and Television has teamed up with film-funding platform, Genera, in a new initiative to back the worldwide production of new shorts.

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We take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

To celebrate the release of KING OF THIEVES, which tells the true story of the infamous Hatton Garden robbery, we take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

Calling All Earthlings: documentary explains the mysterious Integratron

Deep in the Mojave Desert in California is something white, wacky and wonderful – the Integratron – and until you visit yourself, you can learn about it from the irresistibly-titled new documentary Calling All Earthlings.

Tour The Millennium Falcon with Donald Glover

Join Donald Glover for a tour of the iconic Millennium Falcon in this featurette for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story

Feature: Solo: A Star Wars Story

Board the Millennium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy.

Feature: Netflix’s Lost in Space

Timmy and Lassie. Elliott and E.T. Will Robinson and the Robot. The strongest friendships aren’t always between humans.

Avengers: Infinity War “Groundbreaking Use of IMAX Cameras” Featurette

In the second IMAX Behind The Frame featurette for AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, Directors Joe and Anthony Russo and Producer Kevin Feige reveal how they made Hollywood history

Featurette & Clip For The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society

STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release the first clip and featurette for THE GUERNSEY LITERARY AND POTATO PEEL PIE SOCIETY.

Go behind the scenes of ISLE OF DOGS

Go behind the scenes of ISLE OF DOGS with director Wes Anderson (Fantastic Mr. Fox, Moonrise Kingdom) and the film’s animators as they bring the characters to life in this brand new featurette

The Dambusters – Back in cinemas for one day only

THE DAM BUSTERS is newly restored in 4K to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the famous WWII raid.

The Mercy – New Featurette

STUDIOCANAL are delighted to release a new featurette with interviews with Colin Firth, Rachel Weisz and director James Marsh, for THE MERCY coming to cinemas 9th February 2018.

Close-Up Film’s Oscar Round-Up

So, the Oscar nominations are in and, as widely anticipated, Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water has emerged as the front runner. Garnering 13 nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director

15:17 to Paris – ‘Director’s Vision’ Featurette

From Clint Eastwood comes “The 15:17 to Paris,” which tells the real-life story of three men whose brave act turned them into heroes during a highspeed railway ride.

November on Rakuten TV

If you’re looking for high octane action without having to move an inch from your sofa this November, Rakuten TV has everything you need. Enjoy the best entertainment at the click of a button on your Smart TV.

62nd BFI London Film Festival 2018

There is an exciting line up of films for this year’s London film festival 10-21 October, with almost half of the films directed by women.

Top 5 Films at the UK Jewish Film Festival

This year marks the 22nd edition of the UK Jewish Film Festival which will be showcased in cinemas across London, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, Brighton and Glasgow from 8th – 22nd November

9 to 5 UK-wide release & JANE FONDA season at BFI Southbank

The BFI is bringing 80s smash hit 9 to 5 back to the big screen this autumn. Hilariously tackling issues that almost 40 years later are finally being taken seriously in the age of #MeToo

Noel Clarke and Jason Maza’s Unstoppable Backs £250,000 Short Film Fund

Unstoppable Film and Television has teamed up with film-funding platform, Genera, in a new initiative to back the worldwide production of new shorts.

22nd UK Jewish Film Festival Announces Full Programme

This year launches a unique and dynamic programme with exciting new strands, Gala screenings, film premieres, special events and panel discussions with leading directors, producers, actors, journalists and academics.

DOWN to EARTH is released in UK cinemas from September

DOWN to EARTH follows a London family, breaking away from society to find a new perspective on life.

16-19 year old filmmakers are being offered the chance to pitch for funding and support

16-19 year old filmmakers are being offered the chance to pitch for funding and support to make a ‘microshort’ on their mobile phone, with 4 winning films screened at BAFTA as part of the annual TriForce Short Film Festival.

The Deer Hunter – brand new 4k restoration

To celebrate the film’s 40th Anniversary, Michael Cimino’s epic masterpiece The Deer Hunter has been stunningly restored with a brand new 4k restoration

This July on Rakuten TV

Continuing to bring you the best content straight into your home this summer, you can experience a whole world of new films this July on Rakuten TV

Arachnophobia is getting a remake

James Wan is set to oversee a remake of 1990’s Arachnophobia…

4K Restoration of ‘HEATHERS’ In Cinemas This Summer

Arrow Films is excited to announce it will release a very special 30th Anniversary 4K Restoration of the 80s cult classic HEATHERS (1988) starring Winona Ryder and Christian Slater in cinemas from 8th August.

Nureyev (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Nureyev was the most exciting dancer I have ever seen on stage. His dancing skills were out of this world.

The Wife (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Glenn Close is superb as The Wife of the title.   Outwardly calm and ever there in the background, Joan Castleman has always been the perfect supportive wife to her literary lion novelist husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce).  

Two for Joy (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This belongs to what could be called the British school of Miserablism, which tends to feature a downbeat story

A Simple Favour (15) | Close-Up Film Review

A Simple Favour is a pacey and amusing cocktail of feminist comedy and contemporary film noir with a touch of Gallic froth in its liberal use of classic French pop songs on the soundtrack,

The Little Stranger (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Based on the novel by Sarah Waters, this film is a touch tricky to classify in that it is a ghost story, but it is not in the classic horror genre.

King of Thieves (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The real life Hatton Garden safety deposit jewel robbery happened in April 2015.  It has been called the “largest burglary in English legal history”

Lucky (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Lucky is a real veterans’ film in terms of its cast and its subject.  Actor John Carroll Lynch, a comparative youngster at 54, makes his feature film directing debut in this tale of 90 year old Lucky.

C’est La Vie (15) | Close-Up Film Review

This could only be a French film. A lovely light comedy, it shows the trials and tribulations suffered by the caterer assisted by his staff of disorganised waiters, entertainment staff and kitchen workers.

The Seagull (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

In adapting Chekhov’s classic play to the screen, screenwriter Stephen Karam has done an imaginative job, pruning and splitting the theatrical four act structure

The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Based on a young adult novel by Emily M. Danforth this story is set in Montana in the 1990s. Cameron of the title is a high school girl living with her Christian fundamentalist and evangelical aunt and uncle after her parents are killed.  

Bad Samaritan (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

Almost as puzzling as the title, is the question of why director Dean Devlin decided to cast a Scotsman and an Irishman in this very American piece of horror schlock.

Sgt. Stubby (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

War is not something we tend to discuss with very young children. The blood, fighting and killings are not a subject we want these young lives to be thinking about.

Bedevilled (15) | Home Ents Review

The life of this generation of teens (and the majority of adults) revolves around one thing…Technology!

Mad to be normal (15) | Home Ents Review

David Tennant has rightly gained much praise and renown for his television work, such as his stints on “Dr Who” and “Broadchurch”.  

2: HRS (12A) | Home Ents Review

What would you do if you only had two hours to live? What would be on your bucket list? What regrets would you have?

Never Steady, Never Still (15) | Home Ents Review

Shirley Henderson is a truly great actress. We see this in her latest film Never Steady, Never Still.

Ghost House (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Ghost House is one of those movies that you go into not really knowing what to expect and whether it will have the desired effect to be classed as a decent horror movie.

My Generation (12A) | Home Ents Review

For those now in their sixties and older, particularly if they spent their youth in London, “My Generation” is a fun trip down memory lane.  And for the younger generation it could be a revelation as to what Granny and Grandad got up to in their youth. 

The Old Dark House (U) | Home Ents Review

This pristine 4K presentation of the comedy-horror classic looks so good that the years melt away, and allow the brilliant tone of this film – uncanny, arch and witty – to shine through.

Breakheart Pass (PG) | Home Ents Review

A solid, stolid and slightly stodgy western that’s made special by Lucien Ballard’s nice camera work, the craggy presence of Charles Bronson and a nice collection of supporting character actors, together at last.

Intimate Lighting (PG) | Home Ents Review

It was once described by its own producer as “the most boring film ever made” and was banned in its country of origin for 20 years.

The Shannara Chronicles: – Season 2 (15) | Home Ents Review

The Shannara Chronicles started as an adaptation of The Sword of Shannara – a trilogy of novels written by Terry Brooks.

Murder on the Orient Express (12A) | Home Ents Review

Apart from his awful, huge moustache, Kenneth Branagh, in his own adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, is an absolute delight. Branagh directs a stellar cast in this new version of the 1934 novel.

Early Hou Hsiao-Hsien: 3 Films 1980-1983 | Home Ents Review

Three surprising early films from the director of The Time to Live and The Time to Die, City of Sadness, The Puppetmaster, Three Times and most recently The Assassin.

Spielberg & Hanks discuss Trump, freedom of the press and their latest film

In this Friday’s issue of the i newspaper, Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks talk about their latest project, The Post, which led nominations at the Golden Globes and is already generating major Oscar buzz.

The Ghoul – Interview with Director Gareth Tunley & Actor Alice Lowe

Director Gareth Tunley and Alice Lowe, who plays Kathleen, talk to Close-Up Film about the making of noir-ish thriller, THE GHOUL.

KELLY REICHARDT speaks to Carlie Newman about her new film Certain Women

Sitting quietly in the hotel room, it is hard to believe that Kelly Reichardt is responsible not just for directing the film CERTAIN WOMEN but also for writing and editing it.

Close-Up with… Eric Bana, on Special Correspondents

Laid back (quite literally on a comfy looking sofa) and relaxed, Eric Bana in real life is as far from his new onscreen persona of Frank Bonneville than you could imagine.

Brooklyn: Saoirse Ronan interview

A young woman must make the difficult choices that will define the rest of her life as the BAFTA and Academy Award®-nominated BROOKLYN arrives on Blu-ray, DVD and EST from February 29th

Interview: Armie Hammer & Henry Cavill

THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. Is Available On Digital HD, BLU-RAY And DVD ON 7TH December 2015

Interview: The Cast & Crew Of The Gift

“The Gift started for me with a simple premise: what would happen if a high school bully ran into his victim fifteen or so years later? What would or could be the effects? How might the past come to bear on the present? How could the past, unaccounted and unresolved, rupture a present situation?

Close-Up with… Adeel Akhtar

We grabbed a chat with BBC River sidekick Adeel Akthar on the eve of the final episode last week. The Utopia, Four Lions and Pan star is busy rehearsing ‘A Christmas Carol’ in preparation for a Christmas run at the Noel Coward Theatre.

Interview: FrightFest Festival founder Alan Jones

Mark Bartlett at Close-Up Film interviewed FrightFest Festival founder Alan Jones, who has just launched the new FrightFest Presents distribution label to VOD. The initial six titles (AAAAH!, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEB, SAND, AFTERDEATH, SOME KIND OF HATE and ESTRANGED) are on on itunes now and have been carefully created to appeal to horror aficionados.

Director Paul Hyett Chats About Howl

Close-Up Film’s Mark Bartlett caught up with practical effects guru turned director Paul Hyett (The Seasoning House) ahead of the release of his second feature Howl.

Interview: Tom Payne Chats About The Physician

THE PHYSICIAN tells the story of Rob Cole (Tom Payne), a boy who is left a penniless orphan in an 11th-century English mining town when his mother dies of a mysterious illness. Vowing to become a physician and vanquish Death itself, he travels to Isfahan in Persia to study medicine under the great Ibn Sina (Ben Kingsley).

Director Craig Roberts Chats About ‘Just Jim’

Close-Up Film recently caught up with actor-turned-director Craig Roberts, star of Richard Ayoade’s 2010 smash hit, black-comedy ‘Submarine’, now in the directorial chair for his feature film ‘Just Jim’ to discuss the pressures of being one of the youngest actor-turned-directors in recent history.

The Predator: new red band trailer

With a warning for gore and naughty words, here’s the new red band trailer for The Predator…

Suspiria: first trailer for the horror remake

Dakota Johnson stars in the forthcoming remake of the 1977 classic, Suspiria. Here’s the eerie first trailer…

Trailer: Path of Blood

Deep in the Saudi desert, young thrill-seekers at jihadi boot camp sign up to a plot to overthrow the Saudi government.

Trailer: The Endless

A mind-bending sci-fi horror about two brothers who get caught up in a ‘crazy UFO death cult´

First Trailer For Hotel Artemis

Jean Thomas, aka THE NURSE (Jodie Foster) is the manager of the Hotel Artemis, an ultra-exclusive, members-only hospital hidden in a hotel redolent of faded ‘20s glamour.

New Clip For Acts of Vengeance

From the producers of The Expendables1 and 2, Rambo, Olympus Has Fallen and London Has Fallen, comes Acts of Vengeance – an edge of your seat action thriller starring Antonio Banderas and Karl Urban.

New Clip From Wonderstruck

Based on Brian Selznick’s critically acclaimed novel, WONDERSTRUCK tells the story of Ben and Rose – children from two different eras, who secretly wish their lives were different.

Chomp on this. Jason Statham stars in #TheMeg, in cinemas August 10.

A deep-sea submersible-part of an international undersea observation program-has been attacked by a massive creature, previously thought to be extinct, and now lies disabled at the bottom of the deepest trench in the Pacific…with its crew trapped inside.

The 50th Anniversary Big Screen Revival Of Yellow Submarine

The Beatles’ legendary animated hit film YELLOW SUBMARINE is returning to cinemas across the UK and Ireland on 8 July 2018 with tickets going on sale from 17 April.

Future World, co-directed by James Franco: first trailer

James Franco heads into the desert to star in his own Mad Max-style action film – alongside Milla Jovovich. Here’s a trailer

New poster for Journeyman

Paddy Considine’s second feature JOURNEYMAN will be released by STUDIOCANAL on 30th March 2018. Considine not only wrote and directed the film but also stars alongside Jodie Whittaker

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald – New poster & teaser trailer

Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” is the second of five all new adventures in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World™.