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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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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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EIFF 2015: Documentary Picks

It’s a really strong year for documentaries at EIFF, making this a pleasingly tricky shortlist to formulate. Luckily, I could care less about the high-profile Amy Winehouse doc, Amy (though director Asif Kapadia’s Senna was engaging enough). It was tougher to jettison two films about … Continue reading

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GFF 2015 Trailer Binge

Here are all the trailers I’ve found so far for the films programmed at Glasgow Film Festival 2015. The playlist is drawn from/limited to YouTube, so there are a number of trailers and clips lacking in English-language subtitles while others … Continue reading

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Dunoon Film Festival 2014

Screenwriter Paul Laverty will be attending Dunoon Film Festival next week, for a couple of events. First, a screening of his most recent collaboration with Ken Loach, Jimmy’s Hall (2014), after which he’ll be taking part in a Q&A session … Continue reading

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EIFF 2014: A Closer Look

Since my first thoughts on the EIFF 2014 programme, tickets have gone on sale and the final countdown to this year’s festival has begun. Also, I’ve been looking beyond the familiar, jump-out names to interrogate the line-up a wee bit more … Continue reading

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