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  • GFF 2015: Round-Up
    GFF there was a strong showing for foreign language films and one of the best was Wild Tales the Oscar nominated Argentinean anthology film that explores the theme of vengeance from all angles through a series of six mini stories The brilliance of it is how it works just as much as a complete film as it does as delightfully deranged individual tales Switching languages we had the outlandish Italian crime comedy I Can Quite Whenever I Want a sort of European Breaking Bad esque tale of a group of out of work university professors who decide to start making and selling drugs that contain a molecule technically not illegal in Italy It s a tad on the derivative side but an entertaining quick witted watch nonetheless Wild Tales One of the biggest films at the festival mainly because of its two stars and previous Cannes Palme d Or nomination was Clouds of Sils Maria an intensely intimate two hander drama about a veteran actress Juliette Binoche who reflects on her 20 year career when she agrees to star in a revival of her most famous play helped by her dutiful assistant Kristen Stewart who won a prestigious Cesar award for her performance the first American actress ever to do so Another film well worth checking out was Appropriate Behaviour Written directed and starring Desiree Akhavan this Girls esque character comedy is about a young woman struggling to live up to her parents expectations as the perfect Parisian daughter as well as hiding her bisexuality from them It s slightly aimless in nature but has interesting characters and a sardonic self awareness that makes it enjoyable There was also Wasted Time a small scale thoroughly Scottish drama about a young man sent away to prison after taking the fall for someone else Receiving a longer sentence than he first thought he struggles to cope further when he finds out that his father has died It was a little rough around the edges and far too short for its own good at a meagre 53 minutes long it doesn t give us enough time to truly invest in the characters but affecting and passionate nonetheless Appropriate Behaviour As is the nature of a festival in which you re taking in all kinds of films of all shapes and sizes there s bound to be a few that don t tick the boxes for you and this year s GFF was no different Most disappointing was Mommy the fifth feature film from French Canadian boy wonder Xavier Dolan he s only 25 and already has 5 films under his belt about a single mother struggling to bring up her troubled and violent son but finds hope when a neighbour enters into her life While undeniably bold and stylish I found Dolan s latest to be overlong clawingly self indulgent and lacking in empathy Other letdowns included The Town That Dreaded Sundown a meta sequel remake of the 70s horror which was certainly

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  • GFF 2015: A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence | TOF
    background that may or may not be consequential to the bigger picture The central conceit is to see the everyday events that your average pigeon would see from its perspective which lends the film it s rather segmented nature But it s more than just a series of short films smashed together it s all about life s little idiosyncrasies how each moment presents its own little story however insignificant it may seem at the time and the buildings blocks of that into something bigger It invites you to be as much an active participant in getting what you want out of the story as it does a captive audience taking in the various seemingly disparate plots of each segment What s perhaps most surprising about the film and there are lot of surprises stuffed into its 100 minute runtime is just how funny it is Sometimes dryly in the way that makes you have to think about it afterwards to truly appreciate sometimes genuinely laugh out loud hilarious but always in a truthful way that resonates even in the film s most playfully silly Monty Python esque moments Life can be ordinary strange tragic and wonderful all at once and Andersson s absurdist tragicomedy explores that in a visually striking intriguingly peculiar and fascinatingly constructed manner featured festival festivals gff gff 2015 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 movie reviews roy andersson About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language

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  • GFF 2015: The Town That Dreaded Sundown | Thoughts On Film
    it comes off more as a pretentious wannabe rather than a sincere homage to the original and other B movie horrors Fancy tracking shots and elegantly hazy dream sequences are all well and good but in this case they merely get in the way of doing what the film should be providing some good old fashioned slasher movie scares The on screen kills themselves of which there are many are suitably gruesome in nature but there s a leering quality to it missing from some of the better meta horrors over the years namely Wes Craven s Scream franchise making for uncomfortable viewing in all the wrong boringly repetitive ways An impressive roster of character actor heavyweights make up the supporting cast including the wonderfully mercurial Denis O Hare the charismatic Gary Cole and late great Edward Herrmann and there s solid work from Adison Timlin as the obligatory horror staple survival girl lead But they re saddled with a film that for all its ambition and admirable reverence for what s come before in horror ends up disappearing inside its own pleased with itself knowingness addison timlin alfonso gomez rejon denis o hare earl e smith edward herrmann featured gary cole gff gff 2015 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 movie reviews roberto aguirre sacasa the town that dreaded sundown veronica cartwright About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include

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  • GFF 2015: Still Alice
    It s a prime example of how one actor and one performance can make a film and it simply wouldn t be as emotionally devastating without her at the centre of it That s not however to say that she s the only reason it works on a performance level as there s great supporting work from the likes of Alec Baldwin as her loving husband struggling to cope with what s happening to his beloved wife and the increasingly impressive Kristen Stewart continuing to prove she s more than just the some of her Twilight years There s a sincerity and thoughtfulness to all of the performances and the film as a whole something that could be explained by the fact that its co director Richard Glatzer is currently living with ALS that makes it more than just the TV movie of the week that its plot and its heavenly glowing visual aesthetic might otherwise suggest As with any film about a particular illness it s obviously going to resonate more with those who have been in some way affected by it in their own lives But directly familiar with the effects of the disease or not it s a supremely moving admirably forthright and genuinely heartbreaking film that treats its subject matter with both the honesty and sensitivity that it deserves alec baldwin featured festival festivals gff gff 2015 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 julianne moore kate bosworth kristen stewart movie reviews richard glatzer wash westmoreland About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I

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  • GFF 2015: Tales of the Grim Sleeper | Thoughts On Film
    epidemic affects those who lived in it during the killer s reign of terror and the deep emotional scars it has left on the victims family and beyond As well as being an investigation into the murders themselves the film also explores the daring idea that the police either didn t really want the case to be solved or put less effort into getting things done because of the poorer non white section of the LA community that the murders affected A fascinating and rather disturbing commentary by one of Broomfield s interviewees mentions certain officers treating Lonnie like a celebrity because of his supposed cleaning up of the streets of victims who happened to be prostitutes and drug addicts He admirably and boldly gives a voice to people that were otherwise ignored It s not exactly what you would call easy viewing particularly when it comes to seeing certain photographs of the victims and explicit descriptions of what happened to them but nor should it be It s a film that skilfully builds a bigger picture through carefully observed and chronicled details one that you won t soon be able to shake from your mind This is a sobering eye opening often exasperating documentary filmmaking with the power to drive at the heart of both its difficult subject matter and the heavy emotion that it brings with it documentary featured festival festivals gff 2015 gff15 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 movie reviews nick broomfield tales of the grim sleeper About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website

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  • GFF 2015: The Grump | Thoughts On Film
    are used to things being done in a certain way and clinging onto that for dear life and those of the younger technology driven one It s a film that s as wonderfully acted as it is shot with a beautiful mixture of up close and personal character interactions and stunningly staged almost dreamlike shots of the landscapes that the location has to offer It s ultimately a comedy sometimes verging on the farcical as The Grump goes on little mini adventures while forcing his increasingly frustrated family to adhere to his old fashioned ways but shrewdly tugs at your heart strings and occasionally lands a dramatic gut punch that will leave you thinking even as it continues to make you giggle It s clearly a very personal film for the director in the Q A following the screening he explained how he drew inspiration from his relationship with his late father and that sincerity really permeates the film and elevates it beyond mere quirky inconsequential comedy But despite its obvious personal connections to the filmmaker it s widely appealing in the best sense we all know someone like The Grump and the film captures the complexities frustrations and yes cathartically comical moments of the universally relatable generational gap A melancholic delight antti litja dome karukoski featured festival festivals gff 2015 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 movie reviews About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean

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  • GFF 2015: While We're Young | Thoughts On Film
    sense of believability thanks to the smart writing that really gives them room to breathe in their own story And it s a testament to Baumbach s writing that even in some of the films more outlandish even sitcom esque broad situations notably a scene in which Josh and Cornelia are invited to take drugs at some sort of ceremony that it remains authentic The performances are uniformly great from Watts as the wife desperately trying to cling onto the youth the newly befriended couple displays to man of the moment Adam Driver as the effortlessly at ease documentarian Jamie and in the case of Stiller I don t think he s ever been better It s the second time he s worked with Baumbach the first being in the under appreciated Greenberg striking a perfectly balanced dramatic and comedic chord as a character trying to get down with the kids as it were but slowly accepting that he s simply not a cool 20 something anymore Quite apart from its tackling of issues like getting older and trying to relive the past the film also explores the idea of authenticity in cinema particularly documentary filmmaking and what it means to arrive at a dramatic conclusion honestly This comes to a head in a moment that seems at first like a cheap gimmick that threatens to derail much of the good work the film has done in the lead up Thankfully it s handled with a dramatic narrative precision so that it not only makes sense with what s come before but is actually at the heart of what the film is trying to say There s a lightness of touch to Baumbach s latest film that makes it a breezily enjoyable genuinely laugh a minute experience But it s that very breeziness that helps the film s more dramatic moments to sneak up on you particularly its cathartic pathos filled conclusion It s like the cinematic equivalent of a warm hug from someone who actually has something observant and important to say about life growing old and acting your age Wonderful adam driver amanda seyfried ben stiller featured festival festivals gff 2015 gff15 glasgow film festival glasgow film festival 2015 movie reviews naomi watts noah baumbach About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet One Comment Thomas June 22 2015 at 8 16 am Reply I really like Baumbach I find his characters easier to stomach than Woody Allen s Leave A Response Click here to

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  • EIFF 2015: 'The Pyramid Texts' Review
    that works wholly as a cinematic experience as opposed to being a pointless exercise in merely filming a play utilizing stark black and white cinematography to give it that timeless quality We rarely leave the ring throughout the film except for fleeting moments of flashbacks to his son played by Cosmo s real life son Ethan to accompany certain points Ray is making and we only really have one actor to grasp our attention And grasp it he does with both hands and never lets go In the hands of a lesser actor this whole thing might have seemed repetitive or worst of all uninvolving But Cosmo gives a truly phenomenal unforgettable tour de force performance that has you hanging on his every word Whether he s explaining what makes boxing more than just guys knocking lumps out of one another awash with details that should ring true to any boxers and fans of the sport or expressing his regrets over his deeply loved but regrettably estranged son Cosmo keeps you captivated A final 10 minute close up of his face which sees this brooding hulking manliest of men who not an hour previous emphatically stated that we don t cry in this family break down into agonising tears is among some of the strongest most heart breaking cinema this year has had to offer thus far And those waves of emotions are only compounded by a sort of twist reveal in the narrative that dodges gimmick and lands a strong emotional punch to the gut Whilst the monologue that makes up The Pyramid Texts may not be entirely original in its content with themes of loss and regret being all too familiar it s done with such passion emotion and strength of character that it hardly matters Nor is it anywhere near strong enough to detract from Cosmo s career best performance one that in tandem with the well written script and confident direction makes for a supremely moving powerful attention grabbing piece of British cinema edinburgh international film festival eiff eiff 2015 featured geoff thompson ludwig shammasian movie reviews movies paul shammasian the shammasian brothers About the Author I m a freelance film reviewer and blogger with over 7 years of experience writing for various different websites In addition to my running editing and writing for Thoughts On Film I am also the freelance Film TV editor for Scotland based student magazine website Scotcampus I have a passion for all types of cinema and have a particular love for foreign language film especially South Korean and Japanese cinema Favourite films include The Big Lebowski Pulp Fiction and 2001 A Space Odyssey Twitter Facebook Related Posts Tweet Leave A Response Click here to cancel reply Name required Email required Website Comment Like Us On Facebook Follow Us On Twitter TOF UK on Twitter Follow TOF UK 405 people follow TOF UK NadiaHon DocShort SmokeyB Emfounda CinemaCo Artsploi Beggar M greekman RonaWill gilliany Latest Reviews Hush Movie Review April 18

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