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    Noah Baumbach’s ‘While We’re Young’ headlines Glasgow Film Festival 2015

    The full line-up has been announced for this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, which runs from Wednesday 18th February to Sunday 1st March, and it features over 100 UK, Scottish or European premieres, as well as multiple rep screenings and special events.

    The festival opens with the UK premiere of While We’re Young, Noah Baumbach’s comedy follow-up to Frances Ha, starring Ben Stiller, Naomi Watts, Adam Driver, Amanda Seyfried and Charles Grodin. The closing night gala on 1st March will be the UK premiere of Swedish director Ruben Östlund’s already much-vaunted darkly comic relationship drama Force Majeure. More

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    Old Movies, New Tricks: Roberto Rossellini and Ingrid Bergman

    Ingrid Bergman’s romance with Italian filmmaker Robert Rossellini was always destined to be a tabloid sensation. Both were international stars in their own way, both were married to other people, and the suddenness of their relationship – on the set of Stromboli, their first film together – coupled with Bergman’s subsequent pregnancy (their son was born before Stromboli even […] More

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    Director and Actress Duos: The Best, Overlooked, and Underrated

    Riffing on Terek Puckett’s terrific list of director/actor collaborations, I wanted to look at some of those equally impressive leading ladies who served as muses for their directors. I strived to look for collaborations that may not have been as obviously canonical, but whose effects on cinema were no less compelling. Categorizing a film’s lead […] More

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    ‘Spellbound’ a curious depiction of psychoanalysis

    Spellbound Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Starring Ingrid Bergman, Gregory Peck, and Michael Chekhov USA, 111 min – 1945. Famous (among other things) for being one of the first Hollywood films to deal with psychoanalysis, Alfred Hitchcock’s Spellbound is the perfect blend of classic Hollywood romantic-murder-drama and Freud’s theories. The film is not so utterly in […] More

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    BFI Hitchcock Season: ‘Notorious’ (1946)

    Notorious Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Written by Ben Hecht Starring Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains Of the fourteen films that Hitchcock directed in the forties the critical consensus tends to focus on Shadow Of A Doubt, Hitchcock’s personal favourite of his fifty-three pictures, and Notorious, the romantic spy caper which features the alluring pairing of Ingrid Bergman […] More

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    No Statute of Limitations For Spoilers

    *Exclaimer: Please don’t read this if you haven’t seen Inception, The Empire Strikes Back, Planet of the Apes, The Wizard of Oz, Saw, Gone With the Wind, Casablanca, The Usual Suspects or The Sixth Sense – As a probable testament to my poor academic acumen, I cannot, in good memory, recall the particulars of the situation […] More