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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 ...


Review: James @ The OVO Hydro

29th March 2022

Two acts with unarguable legend-status descend on the Hydro to perform what was, for many, their first post-lockdown concert … resulting in an interesting evening. At the end of November, I went to what I assumed would be a mad 90s throwback night with music legends James and Happy Mondays. After two years of absence, ...


Martin Quinn: ‘I’m much more confident now than I ever thought I’d be at this stage’

29th March 2022

Micaela chats to the Orphans cast member about his Scottish roots, performing on stage with legends and being part of a brilliantly technical show. The National Theatre of Scotland’s musical adaptation of the 1998 film Orphans is set to open next month across Scotland. As fans of the cult classic film can attest, the story ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Benedetta

27th March 2022

Caitlin hails this 17th century gay nun narrative a perfect reintroduction to in-person cinema. The synopsis promised violence, sex, and religious hypocrisy. The Daily Mail called it a “sexy lesbian nun flick”. In its first week of release, it garnered an 85% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. I am, of course, talking about Paul Verhoeven’s newest ...


Alana Haim deserves all the Oscars

26th March 2022

Ollie praises the dizzyingly dazzling debut performance of singer Alana Haim in Paul Thomas Anderson’s coming of age drama Licorice Pizza. Watching the Oscars has become something of a tradition over the past four years for me and my housemates. There is something genuinely thrilling in the ritual, watching into the early hours of the ...


Eyes on the prize: Oscar 2022 predictions

26th March 2022

Ahead of the Oscars ceremony this weekend, Eve considers the prospects of victory for the nominated pictures. The 94th Academy Awards will be taking place this weekend, pitting some of the best films released this year against each other. The relevance (or lack thereof) of awards ceremonies is an ongoing debate and it’s hard to ...


Going against award season apathy: an ode to the Oscars

26th March 2022

 Before the 94th Academy Awards this weekend and the inevitable storm of cynical viewers dominating your Twitter feed, Tomek considers the positive aspects of the ceremony. On 16 May 1929, the very first Oscar statuette was awarded. Since then, almost a century later, of the 318 winners in acting categories, only 20 were Black. Out ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Baby Assassins

25th March 2022

Patrick praises the quirky, albeit violent, comedy action flick from young Japanese director Yûgo Sakamoto. Yûgo Sakamoto’s Baby Assassins is a masterpiece of modern Japanese cinema, telling the story of two teenage girls who balance their everyday lives with a secret career as hitmen. Although it was shown as part of the Glasgow Film Festival’s ...


Review: Bongo’s Bingo @ SWG3

24th March 2022

“Bongo’s Bingo is no dignifying experience – and I mean this as high praise.” I lost my Bongo’s Bingo virginity under the twinkling lights of SWG3 at the end of last year, and I could not wait for round two after The Glasgow Guardian was invited back. I am not competitive by nature (youngest child, ...


Glasgow Film Festival 2022: Tre Piani (Three Floors)

24th March 2022

Patrick concludes that this Italian drama has more of the essence of a histrionic serial than a well-proportioned domestic art house piece. Content warning: Sexual assault Nanni Moretti’s film Tre Piani is graced by brilliant direction, beautiful scenery, and fantastic acting. Unfortunately, none of these combined strengths are quite able to poultice its plot, which ...