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Svengali was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 days ago
Director: John Hardwick Country: UK Year: 2012 Running Time: 90 mins Principle Cast: Jonny Owen Dixie Vicky McClure Michelle Roger Evans Horsey Martin Freeman Don Maxine Peake Angie Michael Smiley...
The Gatekeepers was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 6 days ago
The Shin Bet is the intelligence agency charged with defending Israel against terrorism, espionage, and the release of state secrets. Since the Six Day War in 1967, it had been at the forefront of...
Inside Llewyn Davis was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 6 days ago
The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre’s screening of the melancholic Inside Llewyn Davis (2012) was shown as part of the cinema’s Film Club season. Introduced by Rachel Findley she told us that the...
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 week ago
Tom Clancy’s character of Jack Ryan has appeared in nine novels and now a total of five screen adaptations but the latest is not based on a novel but an original story, and even judged on its own...
Capote was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 week ago
This story of the events that took place during the writing of Truman Capote’s pioneering work of the ‘true crime’ genre In Cold Blood was probable Philip Seymour Hoffman’s greatest film. For his...
Ilsa - She Wolf of the SS was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 week ago
"The film you are about to see is based upon documented fact. The atrocities shown were conducted as 'medical experiments' in special concentration camps throughout Hitler’s Third...
Antichrist was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 week ago
The 53-year-old Danish film director Lars von Trier has been accused of many things including being a self-publicist and a misogynist. Antichrist (2009) is his most sincerely tormented work to date,...
August: Osage County was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
Yet another Oscar nominated film filled the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club slot. This time it was a movie that was nominated for two awards, one for Best Actress for Meryl Streep and the...
The Wolf of Wall Street was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
I find it quite strange at times when people walk out of a cinema part way through a screening, don’t people consult the trailer or read the reviews in the weekend papers which in my opinion spelt...
Burning Issues was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
Here in Dumfries and Galloway we are very fortunate to have a local cinema as diverse as the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre, a cinema that features such a variety of cinematic treats and are never...
Miss Violence was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
One of the best films shown at the EIFF in 2013 was a film that came from Greece. Joy (2012) a strong and emotional film with a simple straight forward narrative with no twists and turns, no...
Las analfabetas was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
Moises Sepulveda debut film is a beautifully observed study of a middle-aged woman who has spent the last fifty years hiding the fact that she can neither read nor write. Ximena is a lonely, sad...
American Hustle was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 weeks ago
This weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club screening has been rightly described as a watchable black comedy. American Hustle (2013), shot using locations in an around Boston,...
Ida was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 3 weeks ago
For his latest film Pawel Pawlikowski returns to his native Poland for what is probably his most powerful film to date Ida (2013), following two English language films Last Resort (2000) and My...
Dark Blood was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 3 weeks ago
On October 31st 1993 River Phoenix, an award winning star of American cinema with such films as Stand by Me (1986) and My Own Private Idaho (1991) collapsed and died of a drug induced heart failure...

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