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Minari at GFF21 – review by Pat Byrne

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Minari The Opening Film of Glasgow Film Festival 2021, Minari has stolen all of our hearts and is finally getting its big screen release at GFT. Friday 25 – Thursday 1 July, 2021 – Buy tickets Minari Review Minari is a gentle film, with wonderful ambient music and gorgeous cinematography. It is set in beautiful […]

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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 March 2021 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 […]

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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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Mirtha – Havana Glasgow Film Festival review by Fionnuala Boyle

From 13th to 16th November, 2019, the Havana Film Festival returned to Glasgow for the fifth year running with the theme ‘film can change the world’. The festival featured a special guest appearance from Cuban actress and director, Mirtha Ibarra. Mirtha discussed her self-titled documentary, Mirtha, which details her life and the life of her […]

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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

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

Isle of Dogs, Glasgow Film Festival 2018 – review by Rachelle Atalla

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Isle of Dogs – A review by Rachelle Atalla Anyone who has watched a Wes Anderson film will be aware that it’s best to leave scepticism at the door and embrace his bizarre and whimsical world. Isle of Dogs is no exception. I’ll admit that I wasn’t the greatest fan of Anderson’s first attempt at […]

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