What to Watch

This is a quick film and TV round-up for this month of things you should watch. If there's anything that you watch this week, please let it be these two things: 1. I, Daniel Blake A film directed by Ken Loach. A fantastic piece of fiction based on the truth of the welfare system in…

The Lorraine Special

The Lorraine region in France has it all going on this month. Below is a brief run down on what’s on in three different areas of the region. 1. Zone Sensibles @ FRAC (Fond Regional d’Art Contemporain), Metz Until 23rd October 2016 (Exhibition), FREE FRAC is a contemporary art gallery in the city of Metz.…

Review: Maggie’s Plan (FILM)

Director: Rebecca Miller Starring: Greta Gerwig, Ethan Hawke and Julianne Moore I'm becoming a big fan of Greta Gerwig, and after stalking her imdb page, I came across this film: Maggie's Plan. Essentially, the film centres around Maggie and her desire for a child (but not necessarily the father that would come along with it.)…

Review: Tale of Tales (FILM)

Director: Matteo Garrone Starring: Salma Hayek, Vincent Cassel and Toby Jones (to name but a few.) This film is a visual feast for the eyes. It follows three Italian fairytales, that are specifically geared towards adults. (Do not take children to see this.) I really enjoyed the three individual tales, they each offered something different.…

Flatpack Film Festival 2016

We interrupt this Glasgow slurry of posts to give you an update about goings on in the middle of the country: Birmingham. Flatpack is a film festival (and so much more) that is currently taking place in the city until 24th April. Many events are free and some are paid for. They have a variety…

Review: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2 (FILM)

Director: Francis Lawrence Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth. So, I imagine you don't really need informing about this film. You probably don't even need the trailer above, or for me to tell you anything about this, because you've probably seen it already. But I felt like it needed mentioning because it seems…

Review: Whiplash (FILM)

Welcome to Whiplash. A film I only went to see because of its Oscar nominations, and because of its focus around jazz. Both valid reasons, but if there is one reason that you must simply watch this film, it's because it is great. It tells the story of a young aspiring jazz drummer and his…

London Short Film Festival: Animation Selection

Letting you know about a little bit of film biz. LSFF as the title explains is short for the London Short Film Festival that this year is running from 9th - 18th January 2015. Letting you know about a little bit of film biz. LSFF as the title explains is short for the London Short…

Review: Theory of Everything (FILM)

This is a little quick thought burst on the film Theory of Everything. I won't bore you with film details on how long it is or who the director is - but instead I'll bore you with my opinion. Strangely enough, as I sat there in the lovely cinema that is the Broadway Cinema in…

Review: Mood Indigo (FILM)

So this first review comes in the form of a film. Please let me introduce you to Mood Indigo. Director: Michel Gondry (most known for Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.) Starring: Romain Duris, Audrey Tautou, Gad Elmaleh and Omar Sy. Despite having been released in France in 2013, we've only just had the film released…