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  • EIFF 2015: 'The Legend of Barney Thomson' Review
    Tom Courtenay as the police chief superintendent bewildered by the series of body parts being mailed to the victim s family members bringing real life to their characters Carlyle himself is tremendously soulful as the titular accidental serial killer crucially bringing a lot of empathy and sympathy to a character that could have been utterly despicable in the hands of a lesser actor Thompson steals the show as his sharp tongued mother with her array of garish outfits spot on Glaswegian accent foul mouthed putdowns and hilariously abrasive nature turning her into an unforgettable character Despite the fact that Thompson is only two years older than Carlyle in real life they make a convincing mother son pair and both bring a gravitas and largely thanks to a revealing scene about Barney s past towards the end even a sense of pathos to the piece The film also has a lot of fun with the idea of ineptitude not just in the eponymous barber although his lack of knowledge in serial killing can surely be forgiven but in the cops bumbling around who are somehow always one step behind him particularly a distractingly hammy Ashley Jensen as Winstone s opportunistic rival officer This is where the film drags its leg a little simply because everyone seems a little too clueless to be truly believable It also makes a few narratives missteps towards the film s conclusion including a final Western inflected showdown of sorts that seems entirely out of place Carlyle has delivered a deliciously dark home grown crime comedy one that should tickle the funny bone of anyone who likes they re humour on the ghoulish side and their characters idiosyncratic It works best when it matches conversational humour with the macabre showing off some of the most characterful areas of Glasgow not often shown on film as it goes only losing some of its muster and energy when it ultimately tries to be more than it is That said it s worth the stumbles when the journey s been so compellingly off kilter This is a startling impressively eclectic debut from a legendary actor in his own right ashley jensen edinburgh international film festival eiff eiff 2015 emma thompson featured martin compston movie reviews robert carlyle stephen mccole the legend of barney thomson tom courtenay 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 Mirko June 19 2015 at 4 51 pm Reply I want Emma Thompson in nomination Oscar fast Leave A Response Click

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  • EIFF 2015: 'Amy' Review
    even about a woman that was not too long ago all over the national media on a daily basis And yet despite its utter frankness throughout there s footage and photographs towards the end of her physical state that are shocking it s also not a film that judges Winehouse for her behaviour but rather giving a tremendously sympathetic view of her life Interestingly it shows a different side to the usual self destructive drug addict behaviour story in that it portrays a group of enablers and or at least those who could see her problems but did little stop it either through passiveness being ill equipped to handle the situation or just plain using it to their advantage exploiting it for example there s a point where she goes on holiday to St Lucia to try and get off drugs her father who was barely around when she was a kid shows up with a camera crew for a TV show There are shades of light and dark in the film and the former stops it from being the entirely morose affair that it could have been but also a feeling that lightness is being stripped away piece by piece and of being pushed towards a tragic conclusion even if you re willing it to somehow not be the case just as it was in the singer s life itself It s also a film that truly celebrates her musical talents both her voice and her evident lyrical prowess often visualised with the words appearing on screen like poems which saw her go from an ordinary London girl to duetting with her idol Tony Bennett in the space of a few years Like Senna before it Kapadia has managed to make Amy accessible to fans and non fans alike Yes it might hit harder on an emotional level for those who worshiped and adored her but there s no doubting that this is a universally relatable and tragic story with which anyone can get invested and feel that emotional punch to the stomach once the inevitable strikes towards its conclusion The titular songstress was a candle that burned twice as bright half as long and this documentary does an insightful empathetic and passionate job conveying that amy asif kapadia edinburgh international film festival eiff eiff 2015 featured festival festivals 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 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

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  • Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 Lineup Announced
    Wiig has two films at the festival Welcome to Me in which she plays a woman who wins the lottery and decides to buy her own TV show and The Diary of a Teenage Artist about a teenage artist in 70s New York who starts an affair with his mother s boyfriend The already announced festival Opening Gala is The Legend of Barney Thomson the directorial debut of festival favourite Robert Carlyle Similarly the Closing Gala was already announced in the form of Iona a Scottish drama from Shell director Scott Graham Oliver Hirschbeigel Downfall has his WWII drama 13 Minutes a big nominee at the German Film Awards Following his hit indie drama Joe director David Gordon Green has Manglehorn a drama starring Al Pacino and Holly Hunter Charlotte Rampling and Tom Courtenay are reportedly excellent in 45 Years the latest film from acclaimed Weekend director Andrew Haigh which is already a strong contender for this year s Michael Powell Award On the horror front director Corin Hardy who s directing the upcoming reboot of The Crow has his scary looking in the woods horror The Hallow As always the festival has a Retrospective segment and this year it s Little Big Screen which celebrates the best of 60s and 70s TV movies and the lineup includes Steven Spielberg s Duel Tobe Hooper s Salem s Lot and Michael Mann s The Jericho Mile In addition to the films themselves there s also a plethora of exciting in person events including interviews live on stage with the likes of Ewan McGregor Malcolm McDowell Jane Seymour and Hong Kong action maestro Johnny To Adams had this to say about this year s lineup We are delighted to be presenting such a thrilling fun challenging provocative exciting and balanced programme There really is something for everyone and we hope that filmgoers will get a lot of pleasure out of this year s Festival That s it for our preview Of course those are just a few choice selections of the many more things this year s EIFF has to offer For a full look at the lineup take a look at the EIFF 2015 brochure over on the official website where you can also book your tickets now The festival takes place between 17 28 June in cinemas across the city As always Thoughts On Film will be at the festival to cover as many films as possible Watch this space edinburgh international film festival eiff eiff 2015 featured inside out iona movie news the legend of barney thomson 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

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  • GFF 2016: Winter Review
    life without his wife His experiences have made him carry himself awkwardly constantly on guard for danger but not afraid of lashing out even at the ones who love him most Flanagan makes sure you really believe in this man s pain his wounded regret and desperate longing for what was and could once be again In its relatively brisk runtime Greensmith also manages to powerfully explore the effect Wood s behaviour has on those around him including his older son movingly played by Tom Payne who s caught in stasis between looking after his troubled father and vulnerable younger brother and wanting to move on with his own life A scene where he feels relief when his dad seems to be changing and utter disappointment when he finds that he s slipped back into his old ways is particularly heart breaking Winter is a sincere pure and cathartic drama that may be a little rough around the edges but that s part of its outsider charm its unshowy filming style and emotional candidness give it an up close and personal power Set to a stirring musical score by Dominic Greensmith it deftly explores many things from the crippling hold of grief to accepting your loved ones for who they are But above all else it powerfully looks at how the past haunts the present and how accepting loss and moving on is easier said than done featured gff gff 2016 glasgow film festival heidi greensmith movie reviews tom payne tommy flanagan winter 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

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  • GFF 2016 | Thoughts On Film | Movie News, Movie Reviews, Movie Trailers
    2016 Movie Reviews 0 GFF 2016 The Club Review Acclaimed director Pablo Larrain s troubling and troubled religious drama February 18 2016 Festivals GFF 2016 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 2016 0 The Jungle Book Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Criminal Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Despite the Falling Snow Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Eye in the Sky Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Amazon co uk Widgets ASSOCIATIONS Blogroll Cinema Blend Collider Coming Soon Empire Empty Screens HeyUGuys Popcorn Addiction Screen Rant The Hollywood Reporter The People s Movies Variety Recent Posts Hush Movie Review April 18 2016 0 The Jungle Book Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Criminal Movie Review April 18 2016 0 Our Tweets Kung Fu Panda 3 Movie Review https t co wDt10NmI58 Mar 15 The Ones Below Movie Review https t co oK9Jc1mwdB Mar 15 The Witch Movie Review https t co gssPMLtCyI Mar 15 Time Out of Mind Movie Review https t co gPNmm1CU5b Mar 15

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  • GFF 2016: Goodnight Mommy Review
    the increasingly tense situation in which the boys and their dear mommy find themselves As with most horrors of this kind all is not as it seems when we first enter this peculiar isolated world that feels at once alien and yet entirely believable But it s a testament to the writing and skilful direction that even if you can work out where certain things are going you feel like its earned it rather than it being a cheap switcheroo Shades of The Shining creepy twins isolated setting distrust of family The Babadook parent child paranoia and even Under the Skin peculiarity of tone can be found in this stark attention grabbing piece of arthouse horror cinema Using graceful cinematography affecting performances newcomers Lukas and Elias Schwarz are particularly impressive and a potent sense of dread Goodnight Mommy explores ideas of parental protection the bond between family and how pained memories can affect people of all ages in very different ways A depth of meaning and keen handle on what it takes to creep out an audience makes for a very effective horror experience indeed elias schwarz featured gff gff 2016 glasgow film festival goodnight mommy lukas schwarz movie reviews susanne wuest 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

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  • GFF 2016: Martyrs Review
    featuring toothless violence that balks at just about every opportunity to provoke or cause any sort of stir It s dull bland and horribly by the numbers an incalculable crime given that the original viciously spat in the face of those things It feels like it s just going through the motions hitting the same beats as the original but without any of the same bite How do you make this story so dull and safe It s almost an achievement in and of itself And even judged on its own merits not as a redo but as its own piece of horror filmmaking it s shockingly mild for anyone but complete newcomers to the genre and nothing any random survival horror on Netflix couldn t better Adding insult to bloody injury the central concept of what exactly the title refers to is simultaneously glossed over in terms of what it shows in the same way as the similarly inane Oldboy remake it s too afraid to kick up any sort of fuss and monotonously over explained in exposition It treats the audience like utter idiots demystifying the concept to the point where it stops being intriguing Add to that the way it keeps hammering home the bond between the two main characters you know because we couldn t quite get that on our own and you have audience hand holding horror cinema at its worst As the old saying goes I m not mad I m just disappointed No wait I am mad All the immediacy the uniqueness the depth of meaning and purpose everything has been thoroughly lost in translation There s absolutely zero justification for its existence nothing new added to the story no unique way of shooting not even a vague attempt at one upmanship in the violence department Just severely lacking scares bland storytelling dull characters and trite sentimentality This is the very definition of a pointless remake Martyrs is showing as part of the Glasgow Film Festival s FrightFest strand on Saturday February 27th You can still book tickets here featured gff gff 2016 glasgow film festival martyrs 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 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 2016

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  • GFF 2016 - Experimenter Review
    always magnetic Sarsgaard he enters and leaves the film as a frustrating cypher To its credit however there s some interesting things going on in terms of the style of filmmaking used to tell the story Constant fourth wall breaking to explain to us the nature of the central experiment and several others besides and unusual visuals like scenes acted against overtly fake backdrops make for an interesting visual experience that s hard to pin down The idea of using cinema as a means to explore psychological lessons in human nature is an intriguing one and it s been done successfully in the past including in Compliance which looked at trust in blind authority and Das Experiment and its US remake which looked at human behaviour of authority and obedience within a prison setting And Experiment certainly doesn t fall short of strong intention or worthiness But it s ultimately a case of it being a bit too experimental for its own good as if the director is just chucking lots of tricks and ticks at the screen hoping that something will stick veritable style over substance What results in a rather dry one note piece of cinema that doesn t tell you much a quick look at the relevant Wikipedia page couldn t tell you An admirable experiment but ultimately a failed one experimenter featured gff 2016 glasgow film festival michael almereyda movie reviews peter sarsgaard winona ryder 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

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