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Review: Lady Macbeth at GFF

Director William Oldroyd’s film aims, in his own words, to ‘unstarch the period drama’. Adapted from Nikolai Leskov’s 1865 novel Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk by screenwriter Alice Birch, and transposed to the North East of England, it falls perilously close between Catherine Cookson and a murder ballad. 345 more words


Film Review: Toni Erdmann

In association with Glasgow Film Theatre

British film magazine Sight & Sound polled 163 film critics from around the world at the end of 2016 to find the consensus on what the best film of the year was. 409 more words

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Donna Rutherford has always written in a lyrical, earthy way on family, ageing and what it is to be human. Lullaby, which follows on from her previous works  447 more words

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Film Review: Panic

In association with Glasgow Film Theatre

Imagine if Taken had a protagonist suffering from PTSD and was set in the concrete jungle of London. Reclusive Andrew (David Gyasi) and his promiscuous companion Amy (Pippa Nixon) are admiring the view from his flat when they see beautiful neighbour Kem (Yennis Cheung) attacked by an imposing figure. 380 more words

University Of Glasgow

The Selfish Giant (2013)

The Selfish Giant (dir. Clio Barnard, 2013) is the director’s second feature-length film, after 2010’s celebrated The Arbor. Barnard’s film is self-consciously in a lineage with… 985 more words


McCullin (2012)

“Photography is the truth, if it’s being handled by a truthful person.”
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The story is told that, upon viewing an exhibition of Don McCullin’s work, Henri Cartier-Bresson approached the photographer to say, “I have one word for you – Goya”. 1,096 more words


Film Review: The Death of Louis XIV

In association with the French Film Festival

Catalan filmmaker Albert Serra’s latest work, a drama tinged with a dark sense of morbid humour, chronicles in minute detail the final days of France’s greatest ever monarch; the Sun King, Louis XIV. 325 more words

University Of Glasgow