Wednesday , 23 October 2019

Tag Archives: Cinema

Macbeth – Beautiful But Bleak

Michael Fassbender in Macbeth

Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth is beautiful but bleak and in parts very oppressive. With missing plot details and an incredibly vulnerable Lady Macbeth, the film relies perhaps a little too heavily on visuals to keep the audience engaged. Macbeth, of course, is the story of a fearless warrior and inspiring leader brought low by ambition and desire. A thrilling interpretation of ...

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SQIFF 2015 Announces First Film

Dyke Hard

The UK Premiere of Dyke Hard – a raucous, lo-fi high-camp adventure from Sweden- will open the first ever Scottish Queer International Film Festival on the 24th September at the CCA in Glasgow. In Dyke Hard a failed lesbian rock group try to revive their fortunes by travelling to a Battle of the Bands competition in the big city. Along the ...

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Glasgow to host Scottish Queer International Film Festival


The first annual Scottish Queer International Film Festival (SQIFF) will take place in Glasgow running from 24th to 27th September. The opening event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts (CAA) with various events hosting other events. The formation of SQIFF was as a result of the growing number of films being made by and for the queer ...

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Remembering one of Scotland’s brightest sons, Ian Charleson

Ian Charleson in Chariots of Fire

One of Scotland’s brightest sons was a multi-talented gay actor who sparkled on stage and screen. He sang, danced, recited poetry, played romantic roles, excelled in Shakespeare; he trail-blazed anything he embraced. I had the fortune of seeing him on stage in After Aida were he played the young librettist Arrigo Boito grappling with the ageing composer Giuseppe Verdi. He ...

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