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WELCOME TO CLOSELY OBSERVED FRAMES

Dedicated to film journalism and selected interviews with industry professionals

 

New Film of the Week: Promising Young Woman

In Emerald Fennell’s vicious, prescient ‘MeToo’ revenge thriller, Carey Mulligan feigns intoxication to lure men into their worst instincts.

An Interview with Elisa Donovan

Elisa Donovan is an actor and writer. Having portrayed Amber in the 1995 classic comedy Clueless, Elisa is also known for her work on...

New Film of the Week: Sound of Metal

A heavy metal drummer struggles to find comfort in the silence after suddenly becoming deaf in Darius Marder’s assured, authentic debut.

An Interview with Alma Pöysti

Alma Pöysti is an actor known for Liberty, Moomins on the Riviera, and Tove. I spoke with Alma about her background in theatre,...

Film of the Week: Blade Runner 2049

Blade Runner 2049’s soulful existentialism and technical mastery provide another compelling argument for a sequel outclassing a classic.

An Interview with Krista Kosonen

Krista Kosonen is an actor known for her work on acclaimed films including Tove, The Midwife, Miami, and Blade Runner 2049. I spoke with...

An Interview with Jon Garcia

Jon Garcia is an acclaimed writer and director known for The Falls Trilogy, Luz, and Love in Dangerous Times. I spoke with Jon about...

An Interview with Verena Altenberger

Verena Altenberger is an actor known for her work on The Best of All Worlds, Polizeiruf 110, Magda macht das schon!, and Shillings From...

An Interview with Rebecca Lamarche

Rebecca Lamarche is an actor, filmmaker, producer and casting director. I spoke with Rebecca about landing her first acting role, working...

Film of the Week: Saint Frances

Saint Frances is the patron saint of good vibes and heartfelt comedy, in a topical, character driven tale of a nanny seeking an abortion.

An Interview with Elsa Hunter-Weston

Elsa Hunter-Weston is a writer and director. Her short films have screened at festivals including the BAFTA qualifying Belfast Film...

Adverse Review

Launching itself from a slow-paced family drama into a fast-paced action thriller, Adverse is a compelling take on the revenge tale that...

An Interview with Thomas Nicholas

Thomas Nicholas is an actor, producer and musician. Having begun his career at the age of 6, Thomas is known for his work on acclaimed...

An Interview with Rich Newey

Rich Newey is an award-winning director, writer, editor and producer. Having started his career shooting music videos, Rich has...

An Interview with Annika Marks

Annika Marks is an actor, writer and producer known for her work on Goliath, Waco, The Fosters, and The Last Tycoon. Annika has also...

An Interview with Jonas Nay

Jonas Nay is an actor and musician known for his role as Martin Rauch in the Deutschland series, as well as acclaimed films including The...

An Interview with Abraham Adeyemi

Abraham Adeyemi is an award-winning writer, director and playwright. In 2020 his short film No More Wings won best narrative short at...

An Interview with Jamie Robson

Jamie Robson is an award-winning actor. He has collaborated with directors such as Tim Courtney, Charlotte Wells and Ross A. Wilson in...