Loveless (15) | Close-Up Film Review

An icy and ambivalent domestic tragedy, set amongst the selfish and self-important Russian middle class. This is a film that fairly luxuriates in bad parenting, although it is also making a rather unsubtle point about materialism and selfishness in modern Russia, as we’ve come to expect from the director of Leviathan, Elena, The Banishment and The Return.

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78/52 (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Inappropriately gleeful, impassioned, intriguing and analytical, embrace your dark, inner geek with this documentary about the shower scene in Psycho. It re-invests the scene with much of the trauma the years have stripped from it and makes a good case for it being a key moment in cinema history

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A Ghost Story (12A) | Close-Up Film Review

C (Affleck) and M (Mara) live together in a small suburban bungalow in Texas. After C dies in a car crash outside their home, he comes back to the bungalow as a ghost, a silent witness to M’s grieving process. When she moves out, the ghost finds itself anchored to the home, its disintegrating memories and experiences with the new tenants slowly giving way to something more cosmic.

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