Category Archives: Glasgow

Anti-Villains

The anti-villain is the inverse of the anti-hero, the opposite of the Rebel Heroes of Glasgow Film Festival’s retrospective strand. They’re the complicated or conflicted baddie or the sympathetic antagonist. To explain this concept, for Anti-Villains at Glasgow Film Festival, we developed … Continue reading

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Anti-Villains: Queer Villains

“The sexuality of LGBTQ+ villains is often framed as central to their untrustworthiness and threat to society. But can we look past Hollywood’s broad strokes and find something that resonates with our own messy experiences? From Norman Bates and Tom … Continue reading

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Anti-Villains: Embracing the Matrix

“You take the blue pill—the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe.” Almost twenty years have passed since a man of limited emotional range but impeccable hair chose the red pill offered … Continue reading

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Anti-Villains: In Defence of the Heathers

“Blunt, brutal, fashionable and framed for us to hate them. The three namesakes of Heathers do not deserve to shoulder the blame for the social structures Veronica and problematic fav JD fight again, there is a bigger villain at work here; the … Continue reading

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Anti-Villains at Glasgow Film Festival

Physical Impossibility are teaming up with Glasgow Film Festival again, to bring Anti-Villains to their 2018 Behind The Scenes strand! Our team of six invited guests will each present on the best-worst baddies, the loveable scum of the cinematic earth. … Continue reading

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CineMasters: David Lynch programme note for GFT

Sean Welsh is right about films. Continue reading

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Elle Programme Note for GFT

Sean Welsh is right about films. Continue reading

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