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Day: 22 February 2015

Oscars 2015: Main award predictions

Later this evening (and into the early hours for those of us in the UK), the 87th Academy Awards ceremony will take place at Los Angeles’ Dolby Theatre, with director Richard Linklater’s Boyhood going up against Alejandro Iñárritu’s Birdman and […]

Glasgow 2015: ‘Phoenix’ review

★★★★☆ In Hiroshi Teshigahara’s mysterious and metaphysical The Face of Another (1966), notions of identity both personal and national are explored through the story of man whose face is irrevocably scarred in a terrible accident. The indelible image of his […]

Glasgow 2015: ‘Clouds of Sils Maria’ review

★★★☆☆ Meditations on art, mortality and performance are the lofty thematics explored in Clouds of Sils Maria (2014), a discursive drama from French director Olivier Assayas which features two exceptional performances from Juliette Binoche and Kristen Stewart. Binoche plays Maria […]