Review: Love, Simon

As part of the Glasgow Film Festival 2018, we watched Love, Simon, a comedy drama based on the 2015 novel Simon vs the Homo-Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. 

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Review: Nae Pasaran at Glasgow Film Festival 2018

  As part of Glasgow Film Festival 2018, we watched Nae Pasaran, a feature length documentary by director Felipe Bustos Sierra.

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Review: The Breadwinner

As part of Glasgow Film Festival 2018, we watched The Breadwinner, a 2017 animated film. 

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REVIEW: Dunkirk

Dir: Christopher Nolan Cert: 12A Release date: 21 July 2017 Dunkirk is by far one of Nolan’s best films since the Dark Knight Trilogy. The cinematography is beyond astounding but I think we already knew from Nolan’s other films that this would be a prominent feature. Dunkirk’s script itself is very minimal which allows for the visuals to do the talking – the lack of words adds an eerie silence to scenes which is followed by the sounds of gunfire and dive bombers which are so surprising it could be said they are a jump scare. If you’re the sort…

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REVIEW: Spider-Man: Homecoming

Dir: Joe Watts Cert: 12A Release date: 7 July ’17 This year is pretty much wall-to-wall superhero movies – but there’s more than enough room in the comic book cacophony for Marvel’s latest release, Spider-Man: Homecoming. We had a pretty good idea that Brit Tom Holland was going to be a great Spidey after his first outing in Captain America: Civil War, and Homecoming just proves it. Spider-Man goes back to his roots in the latest re-imagining of the iconic character, with Peter Parker, bitten by a venomous spider that’s given him incredible abilities, aged 15 and trying to balance…

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REVIEW: Wonder Woman – Rise of the Warrior

Dir: Patty Jenkins Cert: 12A Release: 1 Jun ’17 Superhero movies. They’re mostly men in daft costumes, rampaging around and saving the world while the ladies look on from the sidelines, offering the occasional romantic distraction. In recent years, however, the ladies that populate the big-screen adaptations of our favourite comic books have been taking on a different role. Gone are the simpering girlie girls – nowadays, we’ve got wise-cracking, bold, brave women who definitely don’t need men to save the day. And the latest offering from DC Comics does all this – and then some. Wonder Woman proves that…

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REVIEW: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2

Dir: James Gunn Cert: 12A Release: 28 April 2017 Find me a man who doesn’t love Chris Pratt’s Star-Lord, and I’ll show you a liar. I may be biased because I’ve had big love for Chris for a long time (harking back to his chunkier days as Andy Dwyer in Parks and Rec), but the guy is nothing short of brilliant, as the latest instalment in the Guardians of the Galaxy series shows. Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord, is back with his band of unlikely superhero pals for another mega space adventure. This time, Quill, Gamora, Drax, Rocket and Baby Groot…

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REVIEW: Logan

Dir: James Mangold Cert: 15 Release date: 3 March When it was announced that Hugh Jackman was stepping out as Wolverine for the very last time, our hearts broke a little – but Logan is definitely more than worth the devastation. In Logan, we’re fast-forwarded to 2029, and our favourite mutant is now older, craggier, grumpier (if you can believe it) – and not as powerful as he once was. No new mutants have been born for 25 years, and Logan is in retirement, working as a chauffeur and hustling for drugs in Texas. We follow him as he crosses the border…

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REVIEW: La La Land

Dir: Damien Chazelle Release: 12 January 2017 Certificate: 12A Confession: I love a musical. Give me big dance numbers, catchy tunes, brightly coloured costumes and predictable plot lines over a dreary drama any day. Singin’ in the Rain, Rent, Grease, the Wizard of Oz… I love them all. But I think I might have a new favourite in the form of Damien Chazelle’s La La Land. Yep, I’ve jumped on that bandwagon – but trust me. The hype is so, so deserved. The Whiplash director (who’s only 31 and onto his third feature-length movie) has created a thing of beauty…

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