PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

Glasgow Film Theatre, 26.09.11 The demise of the print news industry over the last ten years has been making headlines itself, and it becomes the focal point of Andrew Rossi's behind the scenes access film - Page One: Inside The New York Times.  The New York Times has the third largest circulation numbers in America, behind USA Today … Continue reading PAGE ONE: INSIDE THE NEW YORK TIMES

THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MULTIPLEX: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MODERN MOVIES?

by Mark Kermode Mark Kermode and I have a number of disagreements about films. Not that he is aware of them of course, having never met me or read anything I have written or said about films (despite the fact he has worked on BBC TWO's The Culture Show, as I have in the edit, … Continue reading THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE MULTIPLEX: WHAT’S WRONG WITH MODERN MOVIES?

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

Odeon East Kilbride, 16.09.11 The popular truth is that the demographic of cinema-goers is made up of primarily the 16-24 years old age group, and as such, if you want to have a hit movie then you have to appeal to the sensibilities of that group.  Action, sex, comedy, celebrities to the fore; drama, literary … Continue reading TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER SPY

DRIVE

Cineworld Glasgow, 23.09.11 Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive follows two well-worn film paths - that of the violent crime thriller, and secondly the thrill of fast cars and driving action - and manages to combine the two to make a fresh, exciting and distinct film. Ryan Gosling stars as the unnamed Driver, who works part-time driving stunt cars … Continue reading DRIVE

THE SKIN I LIVE IN

Cineworld Glasgow, 08.09.11 It's impossible not to discuss the central themes of Pedro Almodóvar's latest film, The Skin I live In, without giving away a central plot point, so if you are considering seeing this film in the future, it suffices to say that it is another impressive work from the Spanish director that explores his … Continue reading THE SKIN I LIVE IN