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  • Film Review – The Beasts (2022)

    Film Review – The Beasts (2022)

    The Ten Commandments teach us to ‘Thou shall love thy neighbour as thyself‘, including fellow humans, animals, and all life. However, in Rodrigo Sorogoyen‘s The Beasts (As Bestas), that commandment goes out the window. The four walls we live within are meant to be our sanctuary, protecting us from the wilderness of the outside world.…

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  • Episode 3: The Chronicle Podcast Listen Now ‘Glasgow FIlm Festival’

    Episode 3: The Chronicle Podcast Listen Now ‘Glasgow FIlm Festival’

    Last Sunday 12th March 2023 marked the end of the 2023 Glasgow Film Festival. What perfect reason to create Episode 3 of The Chronicle, the official film Podcast of Chronicles In Film. Glasgow Film Festival celebrated it’s 19th year in existence with film for all. A wide selection of great independent films from around the…

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  • Film Review – Gloria Bell (2018)

    Film Review – Gloria Bell (2018)

    In 2013 Sebastian Lelio released his breakthrough Chilean drama, Gloria. It propelled the filmmaker into the international arena, like most critically acclaimed films, a remake usually follows. As history foretells, those remakes usually end badly and 2018 that remake arrived. Gloria Bell is one of those rare occasions a remake actually worked. In the original…

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  • Film Review – Frantz (2016)

    Film Review – Frantz (2016)

    When it comes to war, history has shown the only winners are those in power who have taken their nations to warfront. The losers are akways those stuck in the middle, the soldiers and their loved ones. In Francois Ozon’s Frantz (2016) we visit that pain, guilt and grief post World War One, can we…

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  • Film Review – About Endlessness (2019)

    Film Review – About Endlessness (2019)

    If there was ever going to be a filmmaker to chronicle the diversity of human behaviour it’s got to be Roy Andersson. The veteran Swedish filmmaker recently finished his’ Human Trilogy‘ ( Songs From The Second Floor, You The Living and A Pigeon Sat On A Branch Reflecting On Existence) returns with another slice of…

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  • Film Review – The Whistlers (2019)

    Film Review – The Whistlers (2019)

    Corneliu Porumboiu is a big player in the Romanian New Wave Cinema with Police, Adjective (2009) his most well known creation. His films are not known for their commercial friendliness, more deadpan, realism. Eleven years on Porumboiu’s The Whistlers is released and it’s his most accessible film to date. A stylish noir inspired playful thriller.…

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  • Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)

    Film Review – The Truth (La vérité , 2019)

    Japanese Filmmaker Hirokazu Kore-eda is what you would call an expert at painting the portrait of  family life, intimate even social commentary much like the way Bong Joon-Ho does it. For Kore-eda’s latest film it’s another first for him, his first Non-Japanese language film, The Truth (La vérité). The family dynamics are explored through a…

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  • Film Review – Berlin Syndrome (2017)

    Film Review – Berlin Syndrome (2017)

    For anyone travelling around the world can be a wonderful experience. One of self discovery especially when your young. In Cate Shortland‘s Berlin Syndrome, Theresa Palmer‘s journey becomes one of bone chilling resilience and terror. Australian filmmaker is no stranger to putting her female lead characters through psychological torment. Somersault(2004), a young woman learns about…

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  • DVD Review – Salt Of Life (Gianni Le Donne)

    DVD Review – Salt Of Life (Gianni Le Donne)

    My year and a half living in sun-drenched Sorrento in Southern Italy were a fruitful, memorable and some of the best times of my life. I learned a lot from the Italians, how wonderful great hosts they can be also learning the way of life way different even from central/Northern Italy. In the south its…

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  • Blu-ray Review – The Hunter (2011)

    Blu-ray Review – The Hunter (2011)

    When it comes to films starring Willem Dafoe his performances are nothing more but mesmeric, outstanding even when the film he stars in is truly awful. The actor is one of the films great gems who delivers wonderful performances that are deserving of awards but the true professional he is  he doesn’t complain just gets…

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