Glasgow Film Fest 2015 – Memphis (Tim Sutton, 2013)

In amongst the airy, ethereal atmosphere of Tim Sutton’s Memphis, there lies promise. An idea that could make this film work in a sort of bizarre amalgamation of Beasts of the Southern Wild and Gummo. Both of those are blinding and beautiful depictions of the deep south that work in their sprawling style. Memphis gets unfortunately caught in between More...

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By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014: The Grand Budapest Hotel (Wes Anderson, 2014)

From the off, Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel resembles a stunningly crafted watercolour postcard, plucked lovingly from the depths of your grandmother’s relic box. Its numerous characters fit almost More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014: 20 Feet from Stardom (Morgan Neville, 2013)

Rarely does a documentary let you be both in awe of and feel pity for its protagonists. In 20 Feet from Stardom, director Morgan Neville does just that. While at some points these men and women make you want to More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014: Starred Up (David Mackenzie, 2013)

  I woke up this morning still to find myself in the confined space of Starred Up. Isolating, dangerous and cutthroat, it’s a realistic outing into the prison genre after years of being near destroyed by More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014: Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2013)

  Night Moves is an example of a film that works so tremendously well using very little. Set in an isolated American town, it uses a sparse landscape and accomplished cast in presenting a film that slowly More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014 – The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (Felix Herngren, 2013)

  For the most part, we’ve left mainstream comedy films to the Yanks. Veering towards grandiose affairs of humourless slapstick, or a smartly written, well acted features, they rarely meet anywhere in the More...

By admin On Sunday, February 23rd, 2014
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GFF 2014 – Nymphomaniac Vols I & II (Lars Von Trier 2014)

Lars von Trier is an undeniable master of character study. In Nymphomaniac, when all the provocative material is stripped away, both promotionally and cinematically, what is left is the undeniably profound study More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, February 22nd, 2014
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GFF 2014: Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie, 2013)

  As the sun sets over the water in Stranger by the Lake, you are reminded  how cinema can greatly embody multiple genres. Presenting itself as an erotic story of lust and danger, it simultaneously ventures More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Friday, February 21st, 2014
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GFF 2014: The Double (Richard Ayoade, 2014)

  If there’s a topic that Richard Ayoade tackles with impeccable skill, it’s infatuation. In his break out hit, the 2010 coming-of-age drama ‘Submarine’, he created a film about two young teenagers More...

By admin On Saturday, January 11th, 2014
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Film shot in Glasgow to be screened at Sundance

Scotland at Sundance Film Festival Two films supported by Creative Scotland , Exchange & Mart and God Help the Girl, will receive world premieres at the Sundance Film Festival, 16-26 January 2014 at Park City, More...