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By Douglas Greenwood On Tuesday, February 17th, 2015
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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 More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Tuesday, May 27th, 2014
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Radio 1’s Big Weekend: Saturday 24th May

Glasgow has forever been hailed the home of proud Scottish behaviour. Rowdy, good fun and filled with camaraderie, it only seemed natural that Europe’s biggest free music festival set its next footsteps in Scotland’s More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, May 24th, 2014
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Radio 1’s Big Weekend Arrives in Glasgow’s George Square

14,000 music fans descended on the city’s George Square on Friday evening, to celebrate the launch of BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend – a music festival set to take place at Glasgow Green over the next 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 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...