This film has, perhaps inevitably, given the infamy of the black metal band it portrays, garnered a glut of criticism since its release. Die-hard metal-heads, members of the original Nordic Death-metal scene, anti-self-harm advocates and pearl clutching religious types alike have all come forward to criticise and condemn Jonas Åkerlund’s portrayal of one of the … Continue reading Lords of Chaos
As the Glasgow Film Festival 2019 drew to a close after an excellent few weeks of riveting, enlightening and original cinema, Elle Haywood heads to catch one of the last screenings of the festival.
The genius of Chantal Akerman’s magnum opus is its lengthy running time: without which the audience could not appreciate the slow descent of the protagonist. Anna Whealing reviews from Glasgow Film Festival.
BEATS is a terrific watch and the emotional connection created with the audience, soundtrack, cinematography and performances makes the future of Scottish film look bright. Sammy Andie Bennett reviews the closing film of Glasgow Film Festival.
There are few public figures as ripe for a biopic as Silvio Berlusconi, and few filmmakers better equipped to take that particular portrait on as Paolo Sorrentino in LORO. Jim Ross reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
A documentary focusing on the harassment of women using modern internet or technological means, NETIZENS is an arresting cry for solidarity. Jim Ross reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
Paying homage to a great array of old titles, Tsukamoto builds his own playground where he can showcase his deconstruction of the samurai culture. Serena Scateni reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
Boundaoui has created a new kind of documentary: a documentary for a community, created by the community.
Using the wide landscapes of Kyrgyzstan, the character of a mother-son relationship is coloured in amidst some stunning visuals during KEEP GOING. Jim Ross reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.
EVERYBODY KNOWS is an involving set of characters, with excellent performances from his actors. A film of subtle interactions from Asghar Farhadi, the plot itself isn’t quite as engrossing. Jim Ross reviews at Glasgow Film Festival.