THE VELVET UNDERGROUND

The Velvet Underground – Review

Almost fifty years since The Velvet Underground went their separate ways, their legacy only grows. Now understood as pivotal in pushing the boundaries of music at the time, Todd Haynes’ documentary tells the...
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Oasis: Knebworth 1996 – Review

Some might say Oasis performing to 250,000 people across a weekend in the summer of ‘96 was the definitive musical moment of the decade. Oasis: Knebworth 1996 makes it hard to disagree. At the heart of the...
STOP ZEMLIA

Stop-Zemlia – EIFF 2021 Review

Everything feels significant the first time it happens. That’s what makes high school such a momentous time, even if nothing particularly exciting is happening. Stop-Zemlia follows a class in the lead up to...
MAD GOD

Mad God – EIFF 2021 Review

Stop-motion animation has taken Wallace and Gromit to the moon and given us the eternal love of Jack and Sally. Its limitations are only the imagination, able to create something impossible by any other means....
PIG

Pig – EIFF 2021 Review

Robin Feld is battered and bruised. His lone companion in the woods where he lives is a truffle-foraging pig, and she’s been kidnapped by assailants who left Robin bloody on the floor. Without pause – or a...
SPIRAL

Spiral – Review

With Jigsaw, the Saw series had a villain who was as creative as he was driven by a twisted sense of morality. He was a character able to shock with both violence (needle pit!) and dramatic flair (the corpse...
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Undergods – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. If a society is constructed by the stories it tells, the world in Undergods is an unsettling and sparse one,...
SPRING BLOSSOM

Spring Blossom – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. France’s low age of consent and wave after wave of abuse emanating from its artistic community are...
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Black Bear – Review

This film was previously reviewed in March 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. As Aubrey Plaza’s Allison sits down to write in a luxurious cabin by a foggy lake, Black Bear introduces its...
MINARI

Minari – Review

This film was previously reviewed in February 2021 as part of our Glasgow Film Festival coverage. Away from Jacob’s (Steven Yeun) farmland, shaded by trees and dampened by patches of water, minari – an...