Film Festivals

Glasgow Film Festival 2021: the best of the rest of the fest

So many movies, so little time to write about them all. Here’s a brief round-up…

Surge – Glasgow Film Festival Review

Joseph (Ben Whishaw) mans the metal detectors at Stanstead Airport. He doesn’t have any friends,…

Jumbo – Glasgow Film Festival Review

In Jumbo, a young woman named Jeanne (Noémi Merlant) falls in love with a fairground…

Riders of Justice – Glasgow Film Festival Review

When his wife is killed in a train accident, deployed soldier Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns…

Shorta – Glasgow Film Festival Review

Young Arabic immigrant Talib Ben Hassi (Jack Pedersen) lies in critical condition in the hospital…

The Mauritanian – Glasgow Film Festival Review

Mohamedou Ould Salahi (Tahar Rahim) was imprisoned and tortured at Guantanamo Bay for years, under…

Spring Tide – Glasgow Film Festival Review

“You two are incompatible”, says nine year-old Wanting (Junxi Qu), about her mother Jianbo (Hao…

Glasgow Film Festival 2021 preview: 5 films to watch at this year’s virtual event

Virtual film festival time again – it’s Glasgow’s turn to light up our computer screens.…

5 of the best films from this year’s BFI London Film Festival

Well, there we have it. So ends what was surely the strangest edition of the…

Limbo – BFI London Film Festival Review

In a dingy house in the remotest part of a remote Scottish island, four refugees…

Undine – BFI London Film Festival Review

We arrive in the middle of a break-up. Undine (Paula Beer) and Johannes (Jacob Matschenz)…

180 Degree Rule – BFI London Film Festival Review

For half an hour, 180 Degree Rule is a solid Iranian drama. We meet Sara…