Glasgow International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends
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Glasgow International Comedy Festival Review: Frankie Boyle and Friends

As part of the Glasgow International Comedy Festival, the country’s most controversial comedian Frankie Boyle heads up the show with host Fred MacAulay and support acts Jen Brister and Scott Gibson over four nights at The Kings Theatre. Perth comedian MacAulay opens the show, not afraid to tear into members of the crowd including a … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival: Patriots Day
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Glasgow Film Festival: Patriots Day

Published by Glasgowist. Patriots Day, directed and co-written by Peter Berg, is electrifying, violent, unnerving, and thoughtful – emerging as an unprecedented highlight of the Glasgow Film Festival. The film documents the Boston Marathon bombings and the city-wide manhunt that ensued when two bombs were detonated 12 seconds apart on April 15, 2013. Considering how … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival: Personal Shopper
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Glasgow Film Festival: Personal Shopper

Published by Glasgowist. Olivier Assayas’s Personal Shopper, starring Kristen Stewart, gives audiences an alternative look at the paranormal. This film is one that is hard to distinguish in terms of genre as we flit between moments of suspense building, uncomfortable silence, and that tense, eerie feeling that someone is watching you (characteristic of Hitchcock). Yet, … Continue reading

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Review: T2 Trainspotting
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Review: T2 Trainspotting

Published by Glasgowist. Trainspotting is the film of the 1990s, the film of a generation. A phenomenon that perfectly captured a decade in time, making the world laugh, cry, cringe, and recoil in horror, disgust, and delight. Mark Renton, Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williamson, Danny ‘Spud’ Murphy, and Francis ‘Franco’ Begbie are characters almost every Scot … Continue reading

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Review: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre
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Review: The Gorbals Vampire at Citizens Theatre

Published by Glasgowist. Armed to the teeth with bats, pots, pans, sticks, and even whisks as makeshift chibs, hundreds of Gorbals kids take to the gothic Southern Necropolis to have a square-go with the beast plaguing their town and eating their classmates in Johnny McKnight’s new play, The Gorbals Vampire. With a moody and atmospheric … Continue reading

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