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...

Mid90s – Review

For the opening film of the 2019 Glasgow Film Festival the choice is somewhat unusual. Not with the content, rather the type of film that it is and the fact that it is a low key drama that doesn̵...

Another WolfCop – Review

Another WolfCop promises exactly what it says on the tin…a sequel to WolfCop. For that, at least, it can be commended. Lou Garou (Leo Fafard) returns as the alcoholic werewolf with a badge. Quite con...

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...

Snake Outta Compton – Review

Sometimes you just have to go with it. Even with the publicity for Snake Outta Compton you get the sense that the film knows exactly what it is. There is no pretence of high ambitions, just the chanc...

Beats – Preview

Set in Scotland in 1994, Just as the Criminal Justice Bill attempted to place restrictions on the UK’s rave culture and the free party movement, Beats is a story of friendship, rebellion and th...

Piercing – Review

Piercing is an odd little film. It clocks in at a sprightly 82 minutes and is a strange beast in terms of horror cinema. We get a lot films about serial killers and their origins but this is somethin...

A Simple Favour – Review

Genre mash ups can be a bit problematic. Usually they are used to mask the fact that there is a lack of ideas to complete a movie and due to committee consensus other elements are added in an effort ...