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Magic Magic was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
Director: Sebastian Silva Country: Chilean, USA Year: 2013 Running Time: 97 mins Principle Cast: Juno Temple Alicia Michael Cera Brink Emily Browning Sarah Catalina Sandino Barbara Agustin Silva...
The Sea was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
Director: Stephen Brown Country: Ireland, UK Year: 2013 Running Time: 87 mins Principle Cast: Ciaran Hinds Max Morden Charlotte Rampling Miss Vavasour Natascha McElhone Connie Grace Rufus Sewell...
The Family was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
When I recently ‘blogged’ Kenneth Branagh’s Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2013) I stated that complete nonsense can be fun and that Branagh’s film committed the greatest sin in the action genre in that...
Only Lovers Left Alive was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
I sit here in my darkened room listening to the soundtrack recording of the film that I’m just about to write about. I not sure whether it’s the hypnotic vibes from this collaboration by SQURL and...
Purple Noon (Plein soleil) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
This beautiful Studio Canal funded restoration, for the new cinema release and for the first time on Blu-ray, really does credit to Henri Dacae’s cinematography genuinely bringing to life the...
Possible Worlds was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
This feature film started life as a play written in 1990 by John Mighton, Mighton, who along with some input from Robert Lepage, a Canadian born playwright, actor, and in this case film director,...
Looking for Hortense (Cherchez Hortense) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
Sometimes its nice to indulge one’s self in a simple traditional bourgeois French comedy. Directed and co-written by Pascal Bonitzer and set in Paris. Looking for Hortense (2012) is a story of a man...
The Angel Wore Red was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
A very strange title for a black and white movie as we have no possible way of telling what colour dress Ava Gardner wore in this rather muddled Spanish Civil War drama (other than from the poster...
The Wee Man was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
Another film that the critics don’t agree with me on is a gangster movie directed and written by Ray Burdis and based in Glasgow, (but filmed in the East End of London because the Strathclyde police...
Journal de France was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 9 months ago
The latest screening under the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club banner was a mix of travelogue and archive documentary film going back to 1962. Introduced by Rachel Findlay Journal du...
Now You See Me was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 10 months ago
Thanks to an unknown benefactor, four down on their luck street magicians form a collective called ‘The Four Horseman’, although incidentally one’s a woman, with the sole aim of pulling off robbery’s...
8 1/2 was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 10 months ago
You just know it’s a meaningful film when it influences so many directors, Federico Fellini’s 81/2 (1963) is one such film. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Francois Truffaut, Bob Fosse, Woody Allen are...
Bastards was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 10 months ago
A very enjoyable discussion took place following the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club screening of the French film Bastards (2013). A great deal of time was spent trying to analyse the...
Frances Ha was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 10 months ago
Intellectual, arty and middle class characters are in abundance in New York born Noah Baumbach latest film. A director who is probably best known for directing the well received The Squid and the...
Blancanieves was reviewed by Brian Matthews 4 years 10 months ago
Who would have thought we would have to wait almost ten years before Spanish director Pablo Berger would present us with his second feature film and what a wonderful piece of work it turned out to be...

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