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

Round the world yachtsmen and women are hardy, courageous people – they need to be to stand the loneliness and dangers of navigating enormous seas and terrifying winds singlehandedly for months on end. So when Donald Crowhurst (Firth), at best a fair-weather amateur sailor, decided to compete in the Sunday Times Golden Globe race in 1968 many people thought he was foolhardy.

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Wind River (15) | Close-Up Film Review

Set in the desolate, icy wastes of the Wind River reservation, this film is as raw, brutal and devastating as they come. Writer/director Taylor Sheridan penned both Sicario and Hell or High Water and this film also uses its location – far from the cosy American white picket fence suburbs – as an extra character; cold, forbidding and at times fatal.

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