Category Archives: Zine

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 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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Physical Impossibility #4: Guide to World Cinema

Sometimes, certain types of films rely on a very particular set of temporal and geographical circumstances to flourish. From 1985 Winnipeg to 1980s Paris, from Communist Yugoslavia to Giallo Italy, from the transgression of New York to the heroic bloodshed of 90s … Continue reading

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PATSIES! A Celebration of the Cinematic Loser

Sean Welsh is right about films. Continue reading

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Bad Romance + Happy Endings

On Tuesday 23rd February, Glasgow Film Festival hosted Physical Impossibility’s first live event, Bad Romance. We had eight speakers – Claire Biddles, Craig McClure, Shona McCombes, Cayley James (via video from Toronto), Morvern Cunningham, Kris Petrov (heroically subbing for Kate Coventry), Dr Becky … 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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Cheeky Sequels

”I want everyone to know that whoever is involved in the sequel is jumping on board a poison ship. It will be a terrible film, with a horrible reason [sic] d’être: to make money off someone else’s creativity.” James Franco … Continue reading

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