THE FRUIT MACHINE plunges a serrated knife of injustice and homophobia deep into the golden heart of Canadian liberalism. Elle haywood reviews at BFI Flare 2019.
UNDER THE SILVER LAKE wants to have its cake, and then claim there is a massive high-society plot to not let anyone eat it. Jim Ross reviews.
Francesca Woulfe reviews the first set of shorts that competed for the Bill Douglas Award at GSFF 2019.
Chris Dobson reviews the opening night event of Glasgow Short Film Festival: “when the flesh-eating sheep arrive, you’re not even that surprised.”
THE SONG OF SWAY LAKE is beautiful in cinematography and playful in sound. Although predictable, entertains in a poignant, and thought provoking way. Kirstin Bews reviews.
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METAL HEART is rather enjoyable in its sentiments, surprisingly funny and provides a fresh take on the sub-genre. Elle Haywood reviews from Glasgow Film Festival.
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.