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Hue and Cry was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Considered to be the first of what we now describe as the Ealing comedies the post war movie Hue and Cry (1946) is more fantasy than realism although its main locations used London’s bomb sites which...
The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder fur sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All) was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
The great thing about the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre’s Film Club is that it does throw up some rather off kilter movies at times. By that I don’t mean bad films I mean something a little...
And Soon the Darkness was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
It begins like one of these old travelogues that were shown along side the main feature back in the day. Picture it, a long empty, very empty, French highway surrounded by beautiful countryside, made...
Secret City was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Secret City 2012. Originally founded by the Romans as a maritime centre, The City of London, a city within city, is a unique place and not just because I was born there but because of its financial...
I, Anna was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Anna Welles is a lonely woman in late middle age, separated from her husband Simon; she works at Peter Jones West End department store as a salesperson and spends her leisure time attending speed-...
Elysium was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
After greatly appriciating Neill Blomkamp’s debut feature film District 9 (2009) I was looking forward to another exciting romp through the neverlands of the future with his latest feature film, and...
Like Someone in Love was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
They can be a strange breed the cinema going public, some films that are barely worth watching they will flock too and others, that are far superior, will almost be ignored. A good example was this...
Night and the City was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
The original 1950 British film noir was directed by American Jules Dassin and set in London. It starred Richard Widmark and Gene Tierney and was based on the novel of the same name by Gerald Kersh....
Tabu was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
It’s not often that the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club viewers are so strongly divided over a film, but that’s what happened following the screening of the Portuguese film Tabu (2012)....
About Elly was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Winding up my ramble on Asghar Farhadi’s break through film, A Separation (2011) which won a very well deserved Academy Award for Best Foreign Film, I wrote that I was hoping to sample further works...
Berberian Sound Studio was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
This weeks Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club started slightly differently when our host for the evening Audrey Young handed out various everyday objects that can be found in most homes....
The Conversation was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
A classic film, like beauty, is in the eyes of the beholder. The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club asked that very question of Francis Ford Coppola’s 1974 movie The Conversation. By the end...
Sightseers was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
The Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club is beginning to worry me!! The conversation that took place following this week’s movie involved a discussion that centred on whether all the killings...
Lore was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Another exciting and varied season of the Robert Burns Centre Film Theatre Film Club screenings came to an end with a much anticipated showing of the German language film Lore (2012). Hosted by Tony...
In the Fog was reviewed by Brian Matthews 5 years 5 months ago
Belarus born Sergeli Loznitsa is best known for his documentaries about the hardships of living in provincial Russia. His second feature film following My Joy in 2010 is the highly acclaimed In the...

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