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The Woods Movie: GFF15

There was once a time when people thought The Blair Witch Project was a genuine documentary. That three filmmakers set out to make a documentary only to go missing. The internet was in its infancy an...
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The Grump: GFF15

Growing old is a matter which affects every one of us. There appears to be a nagging fear in a large part of the population that aging will result in losing touch with society and becoming more irrel...
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Buster Keaton Night: GFF15

Silent movies were something that I had never taken very much notice of until recently. Apart from some Chaplin, Harold LLoyd, Metropolis and Battleship Potemkin, my exposure to a wealth of cinema wa...
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Pressure: GFF15

Pressure from director Ron Scalpello is a low budget drama set within the confines of a stranded diving bell. Scalpello along with writers Louise Baxter,  Alan McKenna and Paul Staheli have crafted a...
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While We’re Young: GFF15

For the gala opening of the 2015 Glasgow Film Festival we were treated to the UK premiere of the Noah Baumbach film While We’re Young. In cinematic storytelling the tale of growing old has beco...
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Nobody Does It Better?

Ian Fleming’s James Bond is the longest running franchise in cinema history. Beginning with Sean Connery as Bond in 1962’s Dr No and most recently starring Daniel Craig in Skyfall (2012), everyone’s ...
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Child 44

Just released is the first trailer for Child 44, the new film from director Daniel Espinosa (Easy Money, Safe House). Adapted from the best selling novel by Tom Rob Smith, the film stars Tom Hardy, N...
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Catch Me Daddy: GFF15

Catch Me Daddy is the hugely impressive debut feature from director Daniel Wolfe. At a Q&A at the recent Glasgow Film Festival, screening he described it as a modern take on the western genre. Ha...
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Selma

You can be certain that we are well and truly in awards season when the cinema listings are full of films that are best described as worthy. Chief among this type of offering is the biography of a hi...
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Inherent Vice: Thinking Comes Later

Thomas Pynchon clearly had fun writing his 2009 novel Inherent Vice about a stoned Private Investigator, Larry “Doc” Sportello (Joaquin Phoenix) who is visited by his ex-girlfriend, the wispy Shasta ...