Limbo – Review

We all remember sex education class, right? And it certainly wasn’t anything like Gillian Anderson putting a condom on an aubergine. With one of the most eye brow raising, outright bizarre opening scene of a man and woman dancing to no other than Hot Chocolate’s ‘It started with a Kiss’ quite rightly sets the tone for a quirky, fun and utterly profound tale of the … Continue reading Limbo – Review

First Cow – Glasgow Film Festival

by Anton Bitel “It’s the getting started that’s the puzzle,” says King-Lu (Orion Lee) in Kelly Reichardt’s First Cow. “No way for a poor man to start. You need capital. Or you need some kind of miracle… Or a crime.” It is the early nineteenth century, not that for removed in time or place from Reichardt’s previous Meek’s Cutoff (2010), and King-Lu is a young … Continue reading First Cow – Glasgow Film Festival

The Old Ways – Glasgow Film Festival Review

by Jordan King A fresh even if flawed new take on the classic exorcism sub-genre of horror, director Christopher Alender and writer Marcos Gabriel’s The Old Ways is an intriguing exploration of the perils of denying one’s roots and a literalisation of the possessing hold our childhood traumas have upon us. When investigative reporter Cristina (Brigitte Kali Canales) returns to her ancestral home in Veracruz … Continue reading The Old Ways – Glasgow Film Festival Review

Sweetheart – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review

The crashing of grey waves upon the coast, the beeps and boops of the busy arcade, and a man wearing a vest tellling awkward jokes in a bar that feels more like a village hall. Ah yes, the English summer holiday. From the onset, Sweetheart feels terribly British so much so that you can practically taste the panda pops. Yet underneath the caws of seagulls … Continue reading Sweetheart – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review

The Dissident – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review

by Jordan King On October 2, 2018, at approximately 1:14pm, 59-year-old Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi entered the Saudi Embassy in Istanbul. Whilst his soon-to-be-wife waited outside for her fiancé to pick up papers pertaining to their imminent marriage, Khashoggi was ambushed inside the Consul by a group of men who drugged him, murdered him, and then dismembered his body. As the Saudi Arabian Government … Continue reading The Dissident – Glasgow Film Festival 2021 Review