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Friday, April 19, 2019

The 2019 Oscars: A preview

On 22 January the Oscar nominations for 2019 were announced. The event, which takes place on Sunday 24 February will be without a host...

In cinemas now: Glass and Colette

The cold climes of a Scottish January means a retreat to the cinema is in short order – and, luckily, the cinema is only...

The Favourite: not your average costume drama

With a title which increasingly describes its Oscars prospects, The Favourite takes us back 300 years and plays out an intense political and romantic...

Cinema documentary: an informative season at the Byre theatre

“Documentaries don’t just inform us about the world. They inspire, delight, and immerse us in the world.” This is how we are introduced to...

Top 10 films of 2018

If I was asked what defined this past year in cinema, I would argue it was films that went beyond their brief: films that...

A tribute to Stan Lee

Back when I was 11, I was a bit of a geek. I knew of Marvel Comics from one of my friends but nothing...

“Fantastic Beasts” returns with an underwhelming sequel

Toward the end of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, there is an extended sequence wherein a character we barely know narrates to another...

Fame and its follies in ‘A Star is Born’

This is the fourth remake of A Star is Born, telling the story of an unsuccessful female artist being helped to fame by a...

A look back at October at the cinema

Ahh, autumn – where the colder nights and the array of festival-acclaimed titles finally making their way to cinemas give you the perfect excuse...

“The Voices”: An underappreciated horror gem that deserves another look

When Lars von Trier’s The House That Jack Built premiered at Cannes this past May, it was greeted with some of the most emphatic, strongly-felt...