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Tommy was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
Where do you begin when writing about a musical that sets the bar so high that no one has managed to reach it? It starts with the birth of a young wartime baby, whose father is thought to have...
Hummingbird was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
This British/American action thriller stars Jason Statham, who continues to be cast as an anti-hero. In Hummingbird (2013), also known as Redemption in the USA, he plays an ex Royal Marine Special...
The Big Risk (Classe tous risques) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
A new season of Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre’s Film Club began with a not particular well-known French gangster film from 1960. The host for the evening was our very own Brendan Kearney who...
The Stone Roses: Made of Stone was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
I was surprised to read a quote from film critic Peter Bradshaw which said that this could be the best film that Shane Meadows has made to date: quite a claim considering his body of work! But when...
The Lavender Hill Mob was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
Why does a rather cold and damp Sunday afternoon seem just the right time to settle down and watch the best known and some would say, the funniest of the Sir Michael Balcon produced Ealing comedies...
The Kings of Summer was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January 2013 The Kings of Summer had a minimal release in the UK the following August. Now released on DVD it certainly deserves a wider public. Joe's...
The Great Beauty was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 9 months ago
What is meant by ‘the real world’ and do any of us really want to live there? Jep Gambardella has reached the grand age of 65 and is beginning to dislike the shallow pretentious world he inhabits....
Diana was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
It must be really tricky having the Queen of England as your mother in law especially if you have married her eldest son and even more so if you’re a free spirit? The adoration of the peoples...
The Big Blue (Le Grand bleu) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
Another example of the Cinema du look movement that was established in France in the 1980’s was Luc Besson’s 1988 movie The Big Blue. Besson was credited with two other films made under the movement’...
Rush was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
To make a film there are obviously some things you will need, besides money that is. You will require a story or at least someone to adapt a story and write a screenplay. Peter Morgan, a British...
The Iceman was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
Richard Leonard "The Iceman" Kuklinski (April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) was an American contract killer who worked for both the Newark's DeCavalcante crime family and New York City...
O Lucky Man! was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
‘Realism is not a matter of showing real things, but of showing how things really are’ . Lindsay Anderson and writer David Sherwin made a total of three films featuring a...
The Wall was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
Introduced by Julie McMorran this weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club showing of Die Wand (2012) is the story of a women who is forced to break with her normal life by means of an...
Nes en 68 (Born in 68) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
Released in France in 2008 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the May 68 demonstrations in Paris, which at their height virtually brought the entire advanced capitalist economy of France to a...
Dressed to Kill was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 10 months ago
Dressed to Kill 1980 There's no doubt that Director Brian De Palma has made some decent movies? Well he did make Scarface (1983)!!!! But Dressed to Kill (1980) is not really one of them. This so...

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