Category Archives: Reviews

EIFF REVIEW: The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

Pitchy is probably the best word for Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson, the opening film of 2015’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Having made the not unusual (nor unforgivable) choice to direct himself in the title role, Carlyle delivers a comedy jet black in … Continue reading

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View History 2015 #1

I’m going to try to keep track of what I watch and what I’m up to this year, and then post one of these every Sunday. Seems like a relatively simple concept, so let’s see how badly I can fuck it … Continue reading

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The Top 10 Best Films of 2014 (plus the worst, and the meh)

Every time this comes around, I tie myself in knots over how I’m supposed to pick my top films of the year. I’ll spare you as much of the working as I can, but I’ve settled on a simple premise … Continue reading

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Hello! Just a quick update with the full run-down of my contributions to the Glasgow Film Festival website, in my fourth year as official GFF blogger. First, the picks of the programme which, while a little out-of-date by now, are still … Continue reading

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Glasgow Film Festival 2014

I’ve just begun my fourth year as official blogger for Glasgow Film Festival. I’ve got myself a 20-ticket Early Bird Pass, a ticket for Goblin and an armful of screeners and press tickets. I’ll be contributing picks from the programme, … Continue reading

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