Film reviews.

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 – Spring Blossom review Pat Byrne

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Spring blossom UK Premiere of Suzanne Lindon’s directorial debut At Glasgow Film Festival Online 7 – 10 March, 2021 Tickets to watch at home £9.99  Suzanne Lindon, wrote directed and plays the lead role in this dreamy, very French, story of first love. The 20 year old director, casts herself as the sixteen year old, […]

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FrightFest – American Badger review by Danielle O’Neill Young

American Badger FrightFest at Glasgow Film Festival 2021 6 – 9 March – Tickets £9.99 The overall feeling I have after watching this movie is one of bleakness and I would describe it as pretty grim. There are various themes running concurrently; sexual exploitation and abuse of women, child abuse, kidnapping, murder, violence and hopelessness. […]

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FrightFest Glasgow 2021 – ‘Vicious Fun’ review Danielle O’Neill Young

Vicious Fun – 5 until 9 March, 2021 Online at FrightFest Right from the ominous opening scene of a dark, dingy motel parking lot and the score at the start, this film immediately gives off 80’s serial killer vibes. The characters as they emerge are the perfect stereotypical horror movie mix which quite frankly we […]

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Glasgow Film Festival – Rosa’s Wedding review by Pat Byrne

UK Premiere at Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Online, 5 – 8 March, 2021 Rosa’s wedding is a delightful film. Perfect if you feel taken for granted, have unfulfilled dreams or perhaps think it’s time for some self-love. Rosa (Candela Peña) is turning 45 and is going to change her life. She’s making plans to follow […]

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Yer Old Faither review by Pat Byrne

At Glasgow Film Festival 2021 At Home 6 – 9 March, 2021 Order Tickets Online Yer Old Faither is a documentary about the life of a remarkable man – John Croall, a Glaswegian doctor, who emigrated to Whyalla in South Australia with his family in 1970. He wanted to live in a sunny place and […]

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Wildland Glasgow Film Festival Online review Pat Byrne

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The UK Premiere of Wildland screens online 4 – 7 March, 2021 ‘The embrace of a loving family starts to feel like the grip of a python in Wildland, a dark, chilling crime drama that marks director Jeanette Nordahl as a talent to watch. ‘ Director, Jeanette Nordahl’s chilling debut finds teenager Ida (Sandra Guldberg Kampp) placed […]

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Minari at GFF21 – review by Pat Byrne

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Minari is a gentle film, with wonderful ambient music and gorgeous cinematography. It is set in beautiful countryside around the Ozarks in Arkansas, where Jacob Yi (Steven Yeun) has brought his Korean family from California. Jacob’s dream is to support his family by creating a farm selling Korean vegetables. Both Jacob and his wife Monica […]

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Of Fish And Foe review Pat Byrne

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Andy Heathcote’s documentary follows the Pullar family, who have traditionally fished in Scottish waters for decades and are now threatened by environmentalists among others.  The film follows John and Kevin Pullar and their crew as they lay their nets to catch salmon as the fish head to Scottish rivers. Their methods, including the killing of […]

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Saturday, July 27, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film reviews, Film Reviews

The Science of Ghosts, Glasgow Film Festival 2019 review by Pat Byrne

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The Science of Ghosts is a film directed by Niall McCann, who also directed Lost in France ( 2017).  This new movie has links to Lost in France, which focused on the Glasgow based record label Chemikal Underground; The Science of Ghosts is about Adrian Crowley, the much lauded Dublin based singer / composer,  the only […]

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Monday, March 4, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film reviews, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

Mid90s, Glasgow Film Festival 2019 review Pat Byrne

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Mid90s is Jonah Hill’s directorial debut – a coming of age film set in the 90s in Los Angeles. Stevie (Sunny Suljic) the main character is a thirteen year old, who lives in a lone parent household with his mum (Katherine Waterston) and older brother Ian (Lucas Hedges). Ian is a violent bully and young […]

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Wednesday, February 20, 2019 | Filed under: Cinema, Film reviews, Film Reviews, Glasgow Film Festival 2019

You Were Never Really Here, Glasgow Film Festival 2018 review by Pat Byrne

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‘You Were Never Really Here’, Directed by Lynne Ramsay is based on the novella of the same name written by American author Jonathon Ames. The film, albeit in an unfinished form, was acclaimed at Cannes Film Festival 2017. It stars Joaquin Phoenix in the role of the anti-hero Joe, a former soldier now working as […]

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Friday, March 16, 2018 | Filed under: Cinema, Film reviews

The Party’s Just Beginning Karen Gillan, Glasgow Film Festival review by Pat Byrne

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The Party’s Just Beginning Director: Karen Gillan Starring: Karen Gillan, Matthew Beard,Lee Pace, Rachel JacksonJamie Quinn, Siobhan Redmond and Paul Higgins, , Karen Gillan is the lead actor and director of ‘The Party’s Just Beginning’ set in her home town of Inverness. Her desire to make her debut film came about in response to the […]

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