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How I Live Now was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Described as a young adult novel, Meg Rosoff’s first book was published in 2004 and won the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and the American Printz Award for young-adult literature. Adapted into a...
The Selfish Giant was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Clio Barnard is a British director of documentary and feature film. She grew up in the town of Otley in Yorkshire. Her father was a lecturer and her mother was an artist who later became a jazz...
Captain Phillips was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Films based on books always seem popular at our local cinema and the story of the hijacking of the cargo ship the MV Maersk Alabama in April 2009 was no exception. Based on a book written by the...
Prisoners was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Canadian director and screenwriter Denis Villeneuve’s first English language film Prisoners (2013) asks the question that has been put to audiences in various movies including Gone Baby Gone (2007)...
Day of the Flowers was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Director: John Roberts Country: UK Year: 2012 Running Time: 100 mins Principle Cast: Eva Birthistle Rose Charity Wakefield Allie Carlos Acosta Tomas Bryan Dick Conway Christopher Simpson Ernesto...
Like Father, Like Son was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
If you discovered that the child you had raised for the first six years of his young life was not yours, having been swapped in the hospital were he was born, and was brought up by another family,...
Before the Revolution (Prima della rivoluzione) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
Bernardo Bertolucci asked the question ‘what is cinema?’ and even after 40 years of directing movie’s he admitted that he still couldn’t answer that question. Also at the same interview at the BFI in...
May I Kill U? was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 1 month ago
As the film opens we find our selves in the middle of the 2011 London riots. Policeman Barry Vardis, known as Baz, is being assaulted but he catches his assailant in possession of a very large plasma...
Kotoko was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
Shinya Tsukamoto’s reputation as ‘the cyberpunk director’ is based on only two of his 26 credits as a director, Tetsuo, The Iron Man (1989) and Tetsuo 2: Body Hammer (1992) although in 2009 he did...
Blue Jasmine was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
Regular showings of Woody Allen’s ‘next great film’ have been a staple diet of the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club since its inception but to date nether You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger...
Berlin 36 was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
The Berlin Olympics of 1936 were immortalised in two films by the innovative Leni Riefenstahl, the first was called Festival of the Nations and the second Festival of Beauty both released in 1938 and...
In the Cut was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
Lower East Side Manhattan, New York City. High School teacher and writer Frannie Avery (a liberated Meg Ryan) goes to the Red Turtle Bar to meet one of her students Cornelius Webb (a debut role for...
Hannah Arendt was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
As you may be aware a very easy going and non-academic discussion normally follow’s Monday night’s Film Club showings at the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre and on rare occasions we have a guest who...
Dersu Uzala was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
"Man is very small before the face of nature" this quote, from the only film Akira Kurosawa's made outside of Japan, really sums up this Soviet/Japan masterpiece, and I do not use that...
Mahanagar (The Big City) (The Great City) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 2 months ago
Rated by the British film critic Phillip French as Satyajit Ray best work Mahanagar (1963) is set in Calcutta and tells the story of a lower middle class family who fall on hard times. The main...

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