News in brief: 19/10/09

Muscatelli becomes Glasgow Principal Professor Anton Muscatelli has officially taken up the office of Principal of the University of Glasgow. The former Principal of Herriot Watt University and the current convenor of Universities Scotland becomes the 50th principal in…

Revisiting Mad World

Watching the trailer for the 2010 release The Crazies didn’t spark my interest in the film itself, but it did bring to mind a particular song that is worth revisiting every once in a while. It also taught me…

Triangle (Dir: Christopher Smith)

Lee Roden Triangle, written and directed by Christopher Smith, is a horror/thriller by definition, but maybe a more apt title would be “sailing natural disaster movie” (I think I just created a genre!) I say that because the biggest…

Halloween II (Dir: Rob Zombie)

Leon Weber Two years after his reboot of the Halloween franchise, rocker-turned-director Rob Zombie delivers a sequel to his vision with Halloween II. Whereas the 2007 film stayed more or less true to the horror film series, he is…

Future Shorts (The Arches)

Jessie Rodger Future Shorts’ international film night is a thoroughly engaging alternative to spending the night at your local multiplex. There is a fully stocked bar at hand, candlelit tables and some high quality short films to watch at…