With the end of the year rapidly approaching, 2015 has seen the soundtrack renaissance at its absolute peak. An insane amount of film scores and soundtracks, old and new, are being released, particularly on vinyl, Continue reading
Chris Gallagher looks at Appropriate Behavior – the debut feature from Iranian-American filmmaker and actor, Desiree Akhavan.
Director: Desiree Akhavan
Appropriate Behavior (2014), directed by and starring Desiree Akhavan, is a film I watched at the Glasgow Film Theatre last year and enjoyed immensely. Continue reading
Social realism is one of the defining characteristics of British Cinema but what is it and how do we define it? A focus on the everyday gives the audience an experience in the authentic and shows the world and society for what it truly is. Continue reading
With a raft of postmodern horror films being released in recent years I decided to look back at the classic American slasher film. As someone who grew up with a fascination and love of horror, it’s incredibly difficult to boil down any of my favourite sub genres into a top 5 list but I decided to give it a go anyway. Continue reading
Angst is a 1983 Austrian serial killer film written and directed by Gerald Kargl, the one and only film he ever made. Though little known, the film has gained cult status over the years due to its raw, relentless violence and avant-garde cinematography. Continue reading
With the Cannes Film Festival in full flow Chris Gallagher discusses what it is to be a European filmmaker and what the aesthetics of European Cinema truly are.
What does it mean to be European? European culture is linked via a collection of shared misunderstandings. Continue reading
Wong Kar-Wai is a visionary in the world of film. A filmmaker that continues to question boundaries of style and narrative, his films are a visceral experience with each frame filled with colour and texture. Continue reading
Last week saw the announcement by “The Official Chart” company that they will now be compiling a vinyl chart, proof if we ever needed it that the vinyl record is back in the mainstream. Over the past few years movie soundtracks in particular have gone through a mini renaissance. Continue reading