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MyFilmClub connects isolated film lovers and gets behind #MoviesTogether

MyFilmClub, which recently turned its attention to home entertainment releases in light of cinema showings being on hold, has further shown solidarity for the industry by getting behind the #MoviesTogether  community generating initiative.

Expanding young minds – BFI at Home Young Audiences, 18 and under offer

As the UK’s lockdown continues and schools remain closed, the moving image has never been more important in our lives and one of the most powerful ways young people are engaging with the world and learning. As the UK’s lead organization for film, the BFI has expanded its offer to educate and entertain young audiences aged 18 year olds and under.

The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse (12) Close-Up Film Review

Here is proof that ‘old-school’ can still excite. The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse is the last film by one of the great directors of the first 50 years of the industry.

Little Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

A book which has changed the lives of many young girls, films made over the years with wonderful casts…how can you improve on this?

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Who Do You Think I Am (15) | Close-Up Film Review

You could watch Juliette Binoche recite the telephone directory – if it still exists – and it wouldn’t be boring. Luckily, you don’t need to as she stars in an erotic film that you can watch at home now.

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From The Archives: 10 Great Action Thrillers – From Page to Screen

we’ve compiled a list of some of the best action movies to be adapted from novels in recent years.

From The Archives: We take a look at the best heist movies ever made.

Going back into our archives, we start by taking a look at the best heist movies ever made.

From The Archives: An Adult’s Guide To Animation

here are a selection of animated films that run the gamut from outrageous and erotic to surreal and irreverent; you should perhaps watch when the little ones are tucked in bed!

Frozen 2 themed activity sheets

If your looking for something to occupy the kids at the moment, this might be of interest. We have a number of Frozen 2 themed activity sheets that you can download and print out.

We’re Still Here

Due to the fact that the cinemas are now closed for the foreseeable future, new releases have now been put back until we can once more go to the movies.   This week we would have been reviewing:

Featurette: True Story of How Women’s Liberation Movement Took On Miss World

Learn more about the real-life events of the 1970 Miss World Competition, and the Women’s Liberation campaigners that helped inspire the story behind MISBEHAVIOUR.

The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse (12) Close-Up Film Review

Here is proof that ‘old-school’ can still excite. The Thousand Eyes of Dr Mabuse is the last film by one of the great directors of the first 50 years of the industry.

Little Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

A book which has changed the lives of many young girls, films made over the years with wonderful casts…how can you improve on this?

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

The Man with the X-ray Eyes (PG) | Home Ents Review

Dr James Xavier (Milland) is a respected, slightly pompous, middle-aged surgeon running a risky piece of research. He is experimenting with eyedrops that would give medical staff three-dimensional views of the interiors of their patients’ bodies.

Reborn (15) | Home Ents Review

Today, if a mother was to lose a child, there are systems in place to help with the grief, a service may be held and the family are given professional help to deal with their loss.

Zu Warriors from the Magic Mountain (12) | Home Ents Review

Zu Warriors is one of those films that everyone needs to expose themselves to once. It has a crazed but cut-up energy, owing to a dizzying story line, unusually fast editing and long action sequences.

Nicholas Hoult & Lily Collins Talk Tolkien

From legendary halls of Oxford to the grim and bloody trenches of World War I, this enthralling biopic explores the early years of J.R.R Tolkien and the relationships that defined the legendary author.

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

MyFilmClub connects isolated film lovers and gets behind #MoviesTogether

MyFilmClub, which recently turned its attention to home entertainment releases in light of cinema showings being on hold, has further shown solidarity for the industry by getting behind the #MoviesTogether  community generating initiative.

Expanding young minds – BFI at Home Young Audiences, 18 and under offer

As the UK’s lockdown continues and schools remain closed, the moving image has never been more important in our lives and one of the most powerful ways young people are engaging with the world and learning. As the UK’s lead organization for film, the BFI has expanded its offer to educate and entertain young audiences aged 18 year olds and under.

BFI Player: VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

75 years ago Victory in Europe was officially declared by Winston Churchill at 3pm on May 8th and Britain threw itself a party.

BFI Player: Spotlight on Key Workers

BFI Player collection brings the power to the people by shining a light on those vital workers who have always kept our essential services running

BFI Japan 2020: Over 100 Years of Japanese Cinema

The BFI today announces highlights of BFI JAPAN 2020: OVER 100 YEARS OF JAPANESE CINEMA, a major celebration of Japanese cinema launching on 11 May 2020.

BFI announces free online events with the Girls On Film podcast

Girls On Film, voted No. 1 Feminist Film Podcast by Stylist Magazine, are the latest in a programme of exciting digital events to be hosted by the BFI, available for free on the BFI YouTube Channel.

Little Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

A book which has changed the lives of many young girls, films made over the years with wonderful casts…how can you improve on this?

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Who Do You Think I Am (15) | Close-Up Film Review

You could watch Juliette Binoche recite the telephone directory – if it still exists – and it wouldn’t be boring. Luckily, you don’t need to as she stars in an erotic film that you can watch at home now.

Emma (U) | Close-Up Film Review

You might have seen the film in the cinema just before lockdown, or perhaps you have seen another version of Jane Austen’s novel in the past, But just like a Shakespeare play, the book can be read many times and the film can be seen again and again.

Bend It Like Beckham (12) | Close-Up Film Review

It’s funny, real and intelligent, an East is East about today’s young British Asians and the eternal generation conflict, which will also appeal to non-Asians.

Astronaut (PG) | Close-Up Film Review

Despite its title this is not a mega-budget space adventure but the more intimate story of an elderly man who has always dreamed of journeying into space – and then, at the age of 75, sees the possibility dangling in front of him. 

‘Intrigo: Dear Agnes’ Trailer: VOD Release May 8th

From bestselling author Håkan Nesser and the director of The Girl Who Played with Fire comes this intense thriller about good friends and evil deeds.

THE HOST starring Derek Jacobi, Mike Beckingham, Dougie Poynter (McFly), Dominic Keating (Star Trek), Maryam Hassouni – Released On Demand in the UK 17 April

THE HOST explores the dark corners of the human psyche through the eyes of Robert and Vera, both have secrets that lead to their demise.

Hippopotamus Available On Demand From Friday

Hippopotamus, the feature directorial debut of a young British filmmaker named Edward A. Palmer is available on Vimeo on Demand Friday 27th March in the UK

Trailer: Artemis Fowl

Descended from a long line of criminal masterminds, 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl finds himself in a battle of strength and cunning against a powerful, hidden race of fairies who may be behind his father’s disappearance.

Trailer: Candyman

Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman, Candyman — say his name five times in a mirror, and he might appear.

Trailer: Blithe Spirit

A spiritualist medium holds a seance for a writer suffering from writers block but accidentally summons the spirit of his deceased first wife.

Little Women (U) | Close-Up Film Review

A book which has changed the lives of many young girls, films made over the years with wonderful casts…how can you improve on this?

Bombshell (15) | Close-Up Film Review

The Fox News channel doesn’t exactly have a reputation for being a reliable and responsible news operation.  This film though gives us a different slant on the station, revealing the toxic culture of sexual harassment and discrimination.

Who Do You Think I Am (15) | Close-Up Film Review

You could watch Juliette Binoche recite the telephone directory – if it still exists – and it wouldn’t be boring. Luckily, you don’t need to as she stars in an erotic film that you can watch at home now.

BFI Player: VE DAY 75TH ANNIVERSARY

75 years ago Victory in Europe was officially declared by Winston Churchill at 3pm on May 8th and Britain threw itself a party.

BFI Player: Spotlight on Key Workers

BFI Player collection brings the power to the people by shining a light on those vital workers who have always kept our essential services running

Reborn (15) | Home Ents Review

Today, if a mother was to lose a child, there are systems in place to help with the grief, a service may be held and the family are given professional help to deal with their loss.