June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Niall Christie and Tony Inglis Here’s a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Borg McEnroe - Released September 22 It may seem strange, but a tennis film following the battle between two of the … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

“As long as you’re not a pretentious idiot you’ll succeed.” Interview: Moon Dogs star Christy O’Donnell

By Tara Fitzpatrick There is a high chance you haven’t heard of Christy O’Donnell. Over the past few years, the 22 year-old Glaswegian has shifted between being a recognised presence on the Scottish busking scene and building the foundations of an international acting career. The latter is about to take off. Moon Dogs, in which … Continue reading “As long as you’re not a pretentious idiot you’ll succeed.” Interview: Moon Dogs star Christy O’Donnell

Film Review: A Ghost Story

By Tony Inglis When details of the concept of A Ghost Story, the new film from director David Lowery, broke, it may have been difficult to get past the central idea of Casey Affleck’s character marauding around the living world as a spirit, manifested not by sophisticatedly realised CGI, but by the simple Halloween trick … Continue reading Film Review: A Ghost Story

June and Winter: Picks of the week

By Tony Inglis Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Doune the Rabbit Hole The punnily named Stirlingshire festival kicks off a week today, and amazingly there are still tickets available (if you haven't … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the week

Film Review: Dunkirk

By Tony Inglis Christopher Nolan is obsessed with time. In Memento, time is used to help us, the audience, relate to and experience the confusion of Guy Pearce’s bereaved amnesiac. In The Dark Knight Rises, time ticks away on a weapon of mass destruction. In Inception, time is a tool to be stretched and manipulated … Continue reading Film Review: Dunkirk

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Tara Fitzpatrick and Niall Christie Our rundown of the music releasing, films screening, shows performing, books to read and events happening in the week ahead. Film: Atomic Blonde (released July 28) Charlize Theron stars in this Cold War action-thriller directed by David Leitch. The film follows Lorraine Broughton (Theron) an undercover MI6 spy sent … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week

David Lynch: The Art Life

By Tony Inglis How do you make a documentary, an in depth look at the creative process of, a filmmaker, a musician, a painter, an artist, who is notorious for refusing to explain his work? For refusing to explain anything? When David Lynch, best known for his critically acclaimed surrealist films, but also multiple soundtracks, … Continue reading David Lynch: The Art Life

Film Review: To The Bone

By Tara Fitzpatrick It is apparently impossible to make a good film about anorexia. Amidst calls to ban director Marti Noxon’s unambiguous film To The Bone, it could be argued that campaigners are right. At least, it is impossible to make a film about anorexia which is representative of all affected by the disease. Being … Continue reading Film Review: To The Bone

Film Review: The Beguiled

By Tony Inglis, Tara Fitzpatrick and Niall Christie The latest film from award-winning director Sophia Coppola has split opinion across the World. Here's what our three reviewers had to say. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_de1zZPVYM TI: Sofia Coppola is a director with an auteur sensibility and, on first glance, her new film, The Beguiled, seems to stray as far … Continue reading Film Review: The Beguiled

June and Winter: Picks of the Week

By Niall Christie Here's a rundown of the music released, films screening, shows playing, books read, events happening and stuff going on that we think is worth talking about this week. Martha Ffion - Sneaky Pete's, Edinburgh The musical project of Claire Martha Ffion McKay, this Irish-born, Glasgow-based artist travels to the east coast to … Continue reading June and Winter: Picks of the Week