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That Was The Year That Was: It's The Best Of 2017 Podcasts - Part 1 (Film)...

This year we are recording three separate Best Of 2017 podcasts, one each for film, music, and books. For the first two, Ali and Ian are once again joined by irregular podcast guest and resident film expert Chris Ward, and Scottish music man & manager, Wesley Shearer. 215 more words

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Film Review: One Sings, The Other Doesn't

In association with Glasgow Film Festival 2017

The friendship between Pauline or Pomme (Valérie Mairesse) and Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) starts out with the former giving money to the latter to travel from Paris to Zurich in order to get a safe abortion. 349 more words

University Of Glasgow

Film Review: A Cure for Wellness

In Association with Glasgow Film Festival 2017

Leaving this special screening of the unique feature A Cure for Wellness starring Dane DeHane it quickly became apparent that whilst I can easily handle gore within horror films, I couldn’t handle a Gore Verbinski horror. 296 more words

University Of Glasgow

The Lost Boys secret screening at Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival (GFF) has a history of putting on special one-of-a-kind screenings in unusual settings. I am always super excited by the announcement of their Special Events strand and this year I was lucky enough to get tickets for The Lost Boys secret screening, which was programmed to celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary (try and not cry – yes 30 years!). 476 more words

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GFF17 REVIEW: LIPSTICK UNDER MY BURKHA

Banned in its home country of India but winner of the Glasgow Film Festival Audience Award, Lipstick Under My Burkha follows four small town Indian woman dreaming a better future for themselves. 421 more words

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Film Review: A Silent Voice

In association with Glasgow Film Festival 2017

Based on the seven volume long manga of the same name, A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi) takes the trope of the bully, a cliché often handled poorly due to generic treatment, and explores it in a variety of deep and insightful ways. 343 more words

University Of Glasgow

You Have Been Watching...Benny

Any informed discussion of the greatest all-time Scottish sports stars will throw up familiar names. Alongside the likes of Alan Wells, Liz McColgan, the Lisbon Lions, Andy Murray, Denis Law, Jackie Stewart and John Thomas ‘Jocky’ Wilson will be that of boxer Benny Lynch. 637 more words

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