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Review: Cyrano de Bergerac @ Glasgow Theatre Royal

11th April 2022

Dylan Brewerton-Harper discusses the modern retelling of Rostand’s tale. Martin Crimp and Jamie Lloyd’s fantastic, Olivier award-winning adaptation of Edmond Rostand’s timeless Cyrano de Bergerac has returned and touched down in Glasgow for a mere nine days, after dazzling London last month before heading to New York for April and May. The show, spearheaded by ...


Review: bbno$ @ King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut

6th April 2022

The Canadian rapper proves there is much more to his music than TikTok trends. I’ll be honest, outwith bbno$’ TikTok hits I didn’t know much about him before this gig. However, after listening to a bit more of his music, which bbno$ himself described as “ignorant but melodic”, I quickly understood what I was in ...


Licence to trill: should films use licensed music or original scores?

6th April 2022

Film soundtracks that contain copyright tunes negatively influence the viewer’s experience and understanding of the film. It’s the intricacy of original film scores that makes them so satisfying. Meticulously crafted with utmost precision, any Danny Elfman or John Williams creation is overanalysis galore as their sudden staccatos and cautious crescendos interact seamlessly with the action ...


Review: The Metamorphosis @ Tron Theatre

6th April 2022

Patrick reviews the latest reimagining of Frank Kafka’s allegorical novella, as theatre group Vanishing Point take its tricky-to-adapt narrative and rework it for the stage. Franz Kafka spent almost his entire life in Prague’s small Jewish district, which he called “my prison cell – my fortress”. Despite a successful career as an insurance clerk, he ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Everything Went Fine

4th April 2022

Axel analyses the ambitious, albeit unexciting, medical drama from wayward french director François Ozon. Celebrating its UK premiere as part of the Glasgow Film Festival, Everything Went Fine is the latest from prolific French filmmaker François Ozon, an earnest but rather nondescript drama about assisted suicide. Having risen to fame as a sort of enfant ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Ashgrove

4th April 2022

Anna sits down with writer, producer and star of Canadian drama Ashgrove, Jonas Chernick to discuss the creative process, the film’s premiere and its messaging. The Glasgow Guardian was lucky enough to be invited to the Glasgow Film Festival’s Industry Hub to interview the cast of Ashgrove, the latest project of Canadian filmmakers Jeremy LaLonde ...


Preview: MSc Film Curation showcase

4th April 2022

Across five very special nights, six of the MSc Film Curation students at the University of Glasgow will be showcasing five wildly different films, each curated to the individual curator’s tastes. After working on their events across the last semester, each MSc student is proud to showcase their achievements:  On 31 March at 8pm there ...


Review: The Batman

1st April 2022

Hollie praises Matt Reeves’ impressive, gritty reimagination of the ubiquitous DC comic. The Bat is back. After the success of Marvel’s styles of superhero movies, including the incredible success of recent Spiderman: No Way Home, Matt Reeves’ darker and grittier take of The Batman is refreshing to see, the style of which fits perfectly with ...


Review: Wolf Alice @ Barrowland Ballroom

31st March 2022

Sparks fly and passion reaches fever-pitch at Wolf Alice’s Valentine’s Day concert. Wolf Alice’s three rescheduled nights at the Barrowlands were devoured by starving fans. Previously meant to be attending on the 5 January, I was amused that the reschedule meant I would spend a third Valentine’s Day at a concert. The very last concert ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Happening

30th March 2022

 Jessica considers the heavy thematic weight of this French drama concerning a young student and her unwanted pregnancy. Content warning: Abortion Audrey Diwan’s film Happening follows the story of literature student Anne Duchesne who seeks to terminate an unwanted pregnancy in early 1960s France when abortion was illegal. The film is based off of Annie ...