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Calvary was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 6 months ago
“Killing a priest on a Sunday, that would be a good one know.” During a confessional, Sligo priest Father James is told that he will be killed on the next Sabbath, not because he is a bad priest, in...
The Past was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 6 months ago
Berenice Bejo has redeemed herself after the dreadful The Artist (2011) in a film where she is not only central to the story but in my opinion carries the film. Bejo plays Marie a woman whose...
Starred Up was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
This weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club showing was a British Prison drama with the tag line ‘we are all different on the inside’. Prison is how society attempts to deter violence: the...
Norman McLaren Centenary Film Tour was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
 One of the aims of the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club is to encourage you to see films that you would not normally buy a ticket for. This weeks screening was one of those occasions...
House Of Boys was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
“In the first year of the epidemic AIDs would kill an estimated 5000 people. After 25 years the death toll now strands at over 25 million, making AIDs one of the most devastating epidemics in...
Ilsa: Absolute Power (Greta - Haus ohne Manner) (Greta the Torturer) (Ilsa, the Wicked Warden) (Greta, the Mad Butcher) (Greta, the Sadist) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
Although said to be the third film in the series, it was not originally made as part of the Ilsa franchise. The main character’s name was Greta del Pino and the sexploitation romp was to be called...
Cinema Komunisto was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
One of the most interesting documentary’s I have seen recently was about something that I knew little about. Mila Turajlics Cinema Komunisto (2010) covers the politically charged history of...
Under the Skin was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
If there’s one thing I have learnt from this weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre’s Film Club screening is to never to except a lift from a beautiful women even if she looks a dead ringer for...
Wadjda was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
It can be difficult for us westerners to understand a culture that appears alien to our own and I suppose that we should not be too critical of people that live their lives’ differently from the way...
White Tiger was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
Karen Shakhnazarov is allegedly one of Russia's top modern day filmmakers he is also the Director General of Mosfilm Film Studio, often described as the largest and oldest studio not just in...
Ilsa - Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
The queen of exploitation films Dyanne Thorne returns as Ilsa in Don Edmonds sequel to Ilsa She Wolf of the SS (1975), Ilsa Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976) another potent brew of sex and sadism...
We Are The Freaks was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
Director: Justin Edgar Country: UK Year: 2013 Running Time: 80 mins Principle Cast: Michael Smiley Killer Colin Jamie Blackley Jack Sean Teale Chunks Mike Bailey Parsons Rosemund Hanson Clare Written...
Dallas Buyers Club was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
Ron Woodroof was a heterosexual Texas electrician, a macho rodeo fan. He was also a racist homophobe who was diagnosed with HIV and given thirty days to live which led to him being ostracised by his...
Doctor at Large was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
It was in 1939 that Ralph Thomas joined the Rank Organisation and it was here that he met Betty Box who was to become his producer in a partnership that lasted for twenty-five years. He began...
The Grand Budapest Hotel was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 7 months ago
Unfortunately I was unable to attend this weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club screening as I was attending a concert performed by the Dutch-Belgian band Gare du Nord at the De La Mar...

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