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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Film Review: Victor Frankenstein
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Film Review: Victor Frankenstein

Published by The Strathclyde Telegraph. Victor Frankenstein is an outlandish and, at times, implausible but thoroughly enjoyable twist on the legendary tale of the man who created a monster. With a rather exaggerated but electrified performance from James McAvoy as Doctor Victor Frankenstein, and Daniel Radcliffe as obedient side-kick Igor, this film tells the story … Continue reading

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Essential Film Review: Trainspotting
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Essential Film Review: Trainspotting

Published by the Strathclyde Telegraph. ‘Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career.’ Choose watching Trainspotting religiously until you can rhyme off their entire iconic opening monologue on command. Adapted from Irvine Welsh’s novel of the same name, written in the dialect of Leith, Edinburgh, Trainspotting is a cult classic film that has been picked … Continue reading

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