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Culture Film

The French Dispatch: A Love Letter to the New Yorker

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Journalists work backstage – we love to talk about other people in the spotlight, but no one ever talks about us. But in Wes Anderson’s fantastical tale about The French Dispatch, based in the small French town Ennui-sur-Blasé (literally boredom on blasé), the tables have turned. The story is about editor Arthur Howitzer […]

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Cult Column Culture Film

Cult Column: Fantastic Mr. Fox

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Over a decade ago, Wes Anderson made a stop motion adaption of the beloved children’s book Fantastic Mr. Fox by Roald Dahl, as his sixth feature film. Eleven years later, the film still holds up as a charming, witty, and aesthetic movie. Watching it again for the first time since I was eight […]

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Film

Wes Anderson The Movie

After the two year long wait that followed Isle of Dogs and the longer, six year gap since Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson comes back with The French Dispatch, delivering exactly what his growing mainstream-hipster hybrid fanbase expected. The trailer is a procession of Wes Anderson staples: slow, witty dialogue mumbled by hot people made up […]

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Film Reviews

Isle of Dogs

Isles of Dogs is a love letter to man’s best friend. Revisiting the techniques used in Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009), Wes Anderson has created a handmade feast of intelligent and dynamic stop-motion animation. The film is set in a dystopian Japan after Mayor Kobayashi (Kunichi Nomura) signs the Trash Island Decree: exiling all dogs to […]

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Film Reviews

Glasgow Film Festival 2018: Isle of Dogs, Wonderstruck, Columbus, You Were Never Really Here

Isle of Dogs ★★★★☆ The festival opened with the latest feature from director Wes Anderson, the stop-motion animation Isle of Dogs. The film carries all the director’s usual hallmarks: deadpan humour, hyper-stylised visuals and Bill Murray included. But in some ways the film backs away from some of the more finicky, twee elements of Anderson’s filmography […]

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Art Fringe

153rd International Photographic Exhibition

Photography, Photographic Exhibition Centre, Venue 130, 10:00-17:00 until 30th August.  There’s no formal introduction to the grandiosely named 153rd Annual Photographic Exhibition. Rather, you’re left to your own devices to decipher any curatorial stratagem. Two hundred and two prints hang in invariable blocks of six, mounted on grey felt exhibition panels. Imaginatively, photographs seem to […]