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Hail, GFF!

Glasgow Film Festival is here again, hip-fucking-hooray. Right away, you can tell it’s another good year for good-gets. Hail, Caesar! and Anomalisa are both highly-anticipated releases and even if their bookend appearances at GFF’s opening and closing galas are kind of glorified advance … Continue reading

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BAD ROMANCE at Glasgow Film Festival

As a counterpoint to GFF 2016’s Dream Teams of the Silver Screen theme, Physical Impossibility presents an event dedicated to the very worst cinematic couplings. A roster of special guests has scoured the history of cinema to present to you their takes … Continue reading

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Matchbox Cineclub presents ALTERED STATES in IMMERS-O-SOUND!

In the basement of the Harvard Medical School, Dr Edward Jessup floats naked in total darkness. The most terrifying experiment in the history of science is out of control and the subject is himself! Ken Russell’s cult classic was originally … Continue reading

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Matchbox Cineclub #11: The World’s Greatest Sinner

Matchbox Cineclub‘s November screening will be the original punk rock movie – Timothy Carey’s The World’s Greatest Sinner (1962), a masterpiece of outsider art, DIY cinema and maverick midnight madness – and a sizzling tincture of sex-death-rocknroll, politics, religion and ssSIN! Timothy Carey … Continue reading

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9999 | Document Film Festival 2015

For me, Ellen Vermeulen’s 9999 (2014) is the key film of Document – International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival 2015. That’s perhaps a less grand claim than it seems, so let me explain why. This was my first year on … Continue reading

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Matchbox Cineclub #10: NIGHTBREED The Director’s Cut

Matchbox Cineclub‘s October screening is the director’s cut of Cliver Barker’s Nightbreed (1990).  Nightbreed was intended to be the Star Wars of horror movies. Directed by Barker (Hellraiser) from his novel Cabal, it’s a creature feature where the many, many … Continue reading

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Matchbox Cineclub #9: House (Scalarama 2015)

Matchbox Cineclub’s September screening, part of Scalarama 2015, will be Nobuhiko Obayashi’s House (1977). House is a Japanese film about a group of schoolgirls terrorised by a haunted house, which is also the very least of it. It was a struggling Japanese film industry’s … Continue reading

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