Wild Rose

Wild Rose – Review

The opening sequence in 2005’s Walk the Line had your toes tapping in the cinema aisles as the unmistakable twang of country music pulsated through the speakers. Whilst not quite on the same scale, t...
Vox Lux

Vox Lux – Review

When I covered Agnieszka Smoczyńska’s Fugue and discussed it’s shocking and unsettling opening scenes, I thought that nothing would top that in terms of shock factor at this year’s Glasgo...
Fugue Agnieszka Smoczyńska

Fugue (Fuga) – Review

A woman teeters on her heels; unsteady on her feet. She’s walking on a railway line and her clothes are covered in soil. Suddenly, she reaches the station platform, which she then crawls awkwar...

Thunder Road – Review

You get a sense of what awaits you as the opening scene of Thunder Road unfolds. Adapted from a thirteen minute short film of the same name, the main character is presenting the eulogy for his recent...

Border – Review

Films like Border do not come along very often, especially to UK cinemas. This, more than anything else, is a good argument for the benefits that come from the likes of The Glasgow Film festival. The...

The Most Beautiful Couple – Review

Actions have consequences. Even if they are not consciously made something that takes place leads to something else and a whole unknown path. This is the basis for the German movie The Most Beautiful...
A New Leaf

A New Leaf (1971)

It’s a shame to think that many contemporary cinema goers will be unaware of the work of Elaine May. Which is why it’s so great that the Glasgow Film Festival are running May Days as one ...
The Sisters Brothers

The Sisters Brothers

In so many ways, The Sisters Brothers isn’t your typical Western. There isn’t an over abundance of violence; there are no Native Americans or other ethnic groups drafted in as a perceived...
The Feeling of Being Watched

The Feeling of Being Watched

Fear and paranoia are two incredibly useful tools in the search for control. If you create enough fear surrounding a particular community, ethnicity or religion, it almost creates a need for surveill...