Glasgow Anew: Untold Stories and Transnational Perspectives, an exhibition exploring the idea of home. Continue reading The People Who Call Glasgow Home
We’ve reached peak hype. Continue reading Is Star Wars: Episode VII Really that Good?
It seems that many of us have misread True Detective. The second season hasn’t been received particularly well, with the casting choices and the dialogue coming under particular scrutiny. But Nic Pizzolatto’s show isn’t a representation of reality, it’s not … Continue reading True Detective, Heat, Twin Peaks, and Pulp Storytelling
‘Change moves in spirals, not circles. For example, the sun goes up and then it goes down. But everytime that happens, what do you get? You get a new day. You get a new one. When you breathe, you inhale … Continue reading Half Nelson (2006) Film Review: Nothing Stays the Same
Kurt Cobain is a pop culture icon and his story is well documented. He was the Seattle rocker who formed Nirvana and joined the ‘club’ but Montage of Heck explores the man behind the mythology and leaves the music to … Continue reading Montage of Heck (2015) Film Review
The contemporary sun sets on an old sort of story as Justified ends its 6-season run. It was unwatched, overlooked, and unloved, but it was arrogant too – it faced off criticism with a considerable show of strong and compelling … Continue reading The Sun Sets on the Golden Age of Television – Justified Retrospective
With Fincher’s latest (Gone Girl) getting such enthusiastic press it seems like as good a time as any to revisit some of the director’s most notable projects. David Fincher has been directing movies for twenty years but in that time he has only ten projects to his name.
However Fincher’s name has nearly always ensured a good film so let’s look back through the director’s catalogue. Continue reading “The Films of David Fincher”
Richard Linklater was part of an indie film making movement in the nineties and his films have portrayed the maligned and marginalised. He’s experimented with roto-scoping in both A Scanner Darkly and Waking Life and Linklater often pushes for intriguing narratives that question the contemporary condition. Continue reading “The Films of Richard Linklater”