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Hail, Caesar! Programme Note for GFT
Hail, Caesar! (Dir. Joel Coen, Ethan Coen, 2016) is screening at GFT from Friday 4th March to Thursday 17th March. My accompanying programme note will be available at screenings and there’s an online version at GFT’s blog here. GFT archives all its programme notes online here.
Posted in Film, GFT, Glasgow, Movies, Preview, Programme Note, Reviews Tagged Alden Ehrenreich, Channing Tatum, Cinema, Coen Brothers, Ethan Coen, Film, Frances McDormand, George Clooney, GFT, Glasgow, Hail Caesar!, Joel Coen, Jonah Hill, Josh Brolin, Movies, Programme Note, Ralph Fiennes, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton Leave a comment
Physical Impossibility’s Favourite Films of 2015
I saw a gazillion brand-new films in 2015, and discovered or revisited a gazillion older films too. I enjoyed slogging through submissions for Glasgow Film Festival, previewed the festival for their blog, then saw many more films during the festival itself. Later in the year, … Continue reading
Posted in 2015, Film, Reviews, Uncategorized Tagged 2015, A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence, Bruno Dumont, Cem Kaya, George Miller, It Follows, Jay Dahl, JJ Abrams, John Maclean, Li'l Quinquin, Mad Max: Fury Road, Remake Remix Rip Off, Roy Andersson, Sean S Baker, Slow West, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Tangerine, The Lobster, There Are Monsters, Yorgos Lanthimos Leave a comment
An Evening with Frederick Wiseman
Last week, I was lucky enough to attend An Evening with Frederick Wiseman at New York’s Museum of the Moving Image, hosted by MOMI’s chief curator, David Schwartz. Over a couple hours, the fleet and sharp-witted 85-year-old held forth on his practice and … Continue reading
3×3: Slow West (2015)
Preview [spoiler free] 1. Slow West‘s Scottish first-time director, John Maclean, cut his teeth making music videos for The Beta Band, for whom he played keyboards, samplers and decks. Forming in St Andrews, they famously benefited from the endorsement of John Cusack’s … Continue reading
What does VHS mean to you?
What does VHS mean to you? Three quite different but uniformly excellent documentaries at Edinburgh International Film Festival – Remake, Remix, Rip-off (Cem Kaya, 2014), Chuck Norris Vs Communism (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015) and Stand by for Tape Back-Up (Ross Sutherland, … Continue reading