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...
Boy Erased Lucas Hedges Nicole Kidman Russell Crowe

Boy Erased – Review

Echoes of Troye Sivan’s song Revelation permeate Boy Erased. A few twinkling piano motifs here; a chorus there. It’s a really haunting piece of music, which is perhaps fitting for a film ...

A Private War – Review

We have a tendency to take for granted the images we see on our televisions screens, especially from the areas of trouble around the world. The fact that people go in there to record and report on th...
The Hate U Give film review

The Hate U Give – Review

As opening scenes go, The Hate U Give offers up something pretty stark. A father, educating his nine, ten and one year old children as to what to do if they are ever in a car that gets pulled over by...

Six Of The Best: Films With Dogs

Man’s best friend. An undeniable source of loyalty, support and internet memes. Yes, we’ve been keeping canines as pets or, in fact, worshipping them as far back as ancient Aztec civilisations and Gr...
Boy Erased

Boy Erased – First Trailer

Joel Edgerton continues to flex his directorial muscles as he takes on the biographical account of the son of a Baptist preacher forced to participate in a religious gay-conversion therapy group. Boy...