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BBC Art Screen: From Glasgow to Broadway

BBC Art Screen: From Glasgow to Broadway

Last weekend, I went along to the Glasgow Film Theatre to take in two documentaries that were being shown as part of the BBC’s brand new arts documentary festival, Art Screen. The two events I attended could not have been more different. On Saturday, I watched ‘Our Glasgow’, a journey […]

by April 15, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film, Theatre
Review: Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: Miss Hill: Making Dance Matter @ Glasgow Film Theatre

When I was young, dance was a huge part of my life. Homework was often left neglected as choreographing routines to the latest B*Witched track and acting out scenes from my favourite musicals were at the top of my priority list. Dancing, to me, was an escape from reality and […]

by April 13, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
BBC Art Screen: Film ‘Rio’ opens festival with a barrage of Brazilian rhythm

BBC Art Screen: Film ‘Rio’ opens festival with a barrage of Brazilian rhythm

On Thursday night the BBC’s film festival Art Screen officially launched at the Glasgow Film Theatre. The occasion was marked by the premiere of director Julien Temple’sdocumentary ‘Rio 50º Carry On Carioca.’ The film took the audience on a colourful and musical tour of the eponymous Brazilian city as it gears up to host […]

by April 12, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film, News

Glasgow On Screen: Why Movie Production Companies Are Choosing Our City

Under The Skin, starring Scarlett Johansson as an alien sent to Earth to abduct hitchhikers, received its Scottish premiere on Sunday,  2 March at the closing gala of the Glasgow Film Festival. It is just one of a series of movies that have come to Scotland in recent years to […]

by March 3, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: A Thousand Times Goodnight @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Some say it’s a bad man’s world. Some say bad things only happen in certain countries. Erik Poppe’s A Thousand Times Goodnight however explores the border-crossing affect war and terror can have on those not directly associated. Spending much of her time estranged from her husband and young daughters, Rebecca […]

by February 27, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: “The Gilded Cage” @ Glasgow Film Festival

Review: “The Gilded Cage” @ Glasgow Film Festival

Part of the strand “Eurovisions” showing at the 10th Glasgow Film Festival, the French-Portuguese comedy “The Gilded Cage” is a pleasant surprise that will entertain and connect to audiences around the world. Set in Paris, the film tells the untold story of Portuguese immigrants that flew out of Portugal during the dictatorship period […]

by February 26, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Felix Herngren’s film adaptation of  Jonas Jonasson’s debut novel, The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared is a laugh-out-loud, happy-go-lucky big screen adventure that will appeal to all. While it made its UK debut at Glasgow Film Festival last week, the motion picture has already taken Sweden […]

by February 25, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: The Stag @ Cineworld

Review: The Stag @ Cineworld

The classic formula of the “stag do gone wrong” is given a refreshing makeover by director John Butler. Andrew Scott, best known for his enigmatic portrayal of Moriarty in BBC’s Sherlock, takes on the role of put-upon best man Davin in this cheeky Irish comedy. After convincing the reluctant groom […]

by February 24, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: The Double @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Review: The Double @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Richard Ayoade’s take on Doystoyesky’s The Double is a darkly surreal comedy, with Jesse Eisenberg playing both a meek, put-upon loner and his maddeningly confident doppleganger. Part of the Glasgow Film Festival, this slickly stylised feature is Ayoade’s follow-up to Submarine, a brilliantly quirky coming-of-age drama from 2010. The Double […]

by February 21, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film
Review: Blue Ruin @ Cineworld

Review: Blue Ruin @ Cineworld

The opening scene of Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin certainly doesn’t scream the positivity that run-of-the-mill blockbusters often do. As main character Dwight (Macon Blair) eats food from rubbish bins and sleeps in his car, it’s clear that any hope and meaning left in life is lost. But when a policewoman […]

by February 20, 2014 Comments are Disabled Culture, Film