Birdman

Six Of The Best: Dark Side of Fame

Fame and fortune. It sounds wonderful, doesn’t it? Endless awards ceremonies, millions of social media followers and enough clothes and make up to keep you looking at your very best at all times. It ...
Lady Bird

Six Of The Best – Coming Of Age

Being a teenager is hard. Going through high school – and attempting to emerge relatively unscathed – equally so. It’s a time of great change; of expectations and reinventions. And, if you’re lucky, ...
Call Me by Your Name

Six Of The Best: LGBT Cinema

It’s Pride Month and, here at Moviescramble, we are only too happy to get our rainbow on. Representations of the LGBTQI community has come a long way from early portrayals – dating back as far as the...
Red Joan

Red Joan – Review

The idea of a “granny spy” seems utterly ridiculous. But, of course, Red Joan, is not focusing on the elderly woman tending her garden. It wants you to think about what the OAP in question got up to ...
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...
Paddleton

Paddleton – Review

Assisted suicide. It doesn’t exactly sound like the ideal topic for a “buddy movie”. And yet, it’s exactly this tug-on-the-heartstrings storyline that makes Alexandre Lehmann’s Paddleton work. Co-wri...
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...