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Friday, July 19, 2019

Students Inspiring Students: The making of ‘Daughters of Dolma’

It is true that, despite my occasional cynicism about coming to St Andrews, I study amongst some of the smartest, most creative, talented and...

The Critics: The Help

Dir. Tate Taylor The Help by Kathryn Stockett was published in 2009 and has since become a New York Times bestseller. It has now been...

The Critics: Inni

Inni Dir. Vincent Morisset 2011 The sound of a cheering crowd contrasts with the reverent silence of the audience in the cinema, building for a few seconds before...

The Critics: The Rum Diary

The Rum Diary Dir. Bruce Robinson 2011 Bruce Robinson, director of The Rum Diary, explained how converting the script of this Hunter S. Thompson biopic required him...

The Critics: The Ides of March

Dir. George Clooney 4 out of 5 Whenever a new George Clooney film is released nowadays it seems apt to ask: so just how many Oscars...

The Critics: Drive

3 out of 5 Dir. Nicolas Winding Refn Please don’t sue this movie. The Michigan woman who recently took Drive to court for essentially ‘not being like...

The Critics: The Adventures of Tintin

3 out of 5 Dir: Steven Spielberg Hergé apparently once said that Steven Spielberg was the only person who could ever do his Tintin comics justice...

The Critics: Midnight in Paris

  Dir. Woody Allen WARNING: this review contains spoilers. It otherwise would be extremely difficult to review this gem of a film. Do not be fooled by...

The Critics: Melancholia

Dir. Lars Von Trier There was a bit of a fracas surrounding the release of Lars Von Trier’s latest film. Notorious for possessing a dark...

The Critics: Tyrannosaur

Dir. Paddy Considine It is a brave man who casts the thoroughly lovable, Peep Show darling Olivia Coleman in a harrowing and disturbing role, in...