EIFF 2016 Review: The Carer (2016)

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As a slightly modified fictional version of himself, Brian Cox does stellar work in what’s an amiable character study about an ageing actor with Parkinson’s disease who’s difficult to deal with. That is, however, until Dorotyya (newcomer Coco Konig), a Hungarian carer with acting ambitions of her own, finds a way into his heart. Continue reading “EIFF 2016 Review: The Carer (2016)”

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Review: Pixels (2015)

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The loose concept is there but the execution is not in Pixels, the latest film to feature a phoned-in performance from Adam Sandler. Former arcade wizkid Sam (Sandler) hasn’t amounted to much, stuck in a rut as a divorced middle aged nerd. But when aliens misinterpret video feeds of 8-bit classics for a declaration of war, his unique talents are enlisted in an effort to save Earth. Continue reading “Review: Pixels (2015)”

The Angels’ Share Wins Big At The Scottish BAFTAs

The Scottish BAFTAs took place at Glasgow’s upmarket Radisson Blu Hotel last night where host Edith Bowman, an assortment of Scottish film and television personalities and five hundred guests were on hand to honour and celebrate the very best of film, TV and games over the past twelve months. After a red carpet that was surprisingly removed of rain, wind and thunder and beefed up considerably by the presence of Scottish acting legend and passionate Scot Brian Continue reading “The Angels’ Share Wins Big At The Scottish BAFTAs”

Review: Coriolanus (2011)

Coriolanus isn’t the most well-known Shakespeare play, but contains a lot of issues relevant to current political and social concerns.

Caius Martius Coriolanus (Ralph Fiennes), a brutal hero, swears vengeance on his fellow citizens and is subsequently banished by his mother, Volumnia (Vanessa Redgrave). Hell bent on exacting revenge, he offers his life and services to sworn enemy Tullus Aufidius (Gerard Butler), heading an army capable of wiping out the entire city. Continue reading “Review: Coriolanus (2011)”

Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)

An origin story to Franklin J. Schaffner’s Planet Of The Apes, Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes centers on Will Rodman (James Franco). Rodman is a scientist at Gen-Sys, whose attempts to develop a cure for Alzheimer’s Syndrome have led him to experimentation on apes. When baby ape Caesar (Andy Serkis) is accidentally orphaned in one of these trials, Will takes him Continue reading “Review: Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes (2011)”