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11 under-appreciated Scottish films you need to see

While Scotland on screen was once a heather-strewn land populated by kilted men called Angus and red-haired lassies called Flora, films like Local Hero, Gregory’s Girl and Trainspotting gave us a much more believable version of Scottish life and identity. A new generation of homegrown film-making talent – bolstered by several English directors who came north – …

Film Lists November 30, 2015

Hollywood stock index: The highs and lows of Scarlett Johansson

In our new series we slip into our pinstripe suits and don a pair of horn-rimmed glasses to scrutinise the changing stock prices of Hollywood’s finest, based on Metacritic scores of their notable films. This week: Scarlett Johansson (SCJ). Like most Hollywood stars, Scarlett Johansson was annoyingly talented from an early age, although her childhood and adolescent roles …

Film What's On July 18, 2014

Cinema Guide: What’s on this week, 14 – 20 March

This week’s new movie releases include two mind-warping dramas, a hi-octane racing-action flick, and an entertaining lads comedy. As always on a Friday, we check out the best new blockbusters, family features and independent films – screening at theatres, multiplexes and arthouse cinemas near you. The Zero Theorem (15) Synopsis: In a near-future, dystopian society, an emotionally …

Film What's On March 14, 2014

Under The Skin – film review

Scarlett Johansson plays an alien stalking the streets of Glasgow for human prey in director Jonathan Glazer‘s adaptation of the Michel Faber novel Under The Skin. Review by Siobhan Synnot So few movies have any sense of real visual nuttiness anymore that I am tempted to talk up Under The Skin and its spooky scenario of …

Culture Film March 14, 2014

Scarlett Johansson stalks her prey in surreal thriller ‘Under The Skin’ – watch

Atmospheric, spine-tingling and supremely surreal, an appetite-whetting full trailer has now landed for erotic Scarlett Johansson thriller Under The Skin. Set in Scotland and directed by Sexy Beast’s Jonathan Glazer, the offbeat movie stars Johansson as an alien visitor who uses her “voracious sexuality” to seduce and ensnare unsuspecting men – who are then abducted to her home …

Film What's On February 12, 2014

Richard Dreyfuss to appear at Glasgow Film Festival

Richard Dreyfuss, the Oscar-winning star of Jaws and Close Encounters of the Third Kind, is the most high-profile star among the guests confirmed for this month’s Glasgow Film Festival. The festival is likely to miss out on a visit by Scarlett Johansson however, due to a clash with the Academy Awards. [Richard Dreyfuss will attend …

Film Festivals February 5, 2014

Glasgow Film Festival to host UK premiere of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’

The UK premiere of Wes Anderson‘s The Grand Budapest Hotel will open the Glasgow Film Festival, which has announced its programme tonight, writes Melissa Steel. [The Grand Budapest Hotel will open the GFF – picture: Fox Paramount] The Grand Budapest Hotel, one of 60 UK premieres at the festival, finds Ralph Fiennes heading up an all-star cast as an …

Film Festivals January 21, 2014

40 must-see movies coming in 2014

Biblical epics, heavyweight biopics and jaw-dropping blockbusters – the next 12 months in movies looks to have it all. Throw in the odd off-the-wall treat, and it looks as though 2014 could be one of the best years for film in quite some time. From compelling dramas to family-friendly fantasies, Mark Butler takes a look at …

Film What's On January 2, 2014

16 must-see movies to catch at London Film Festival

Showcasing the latest work from stars including Tom Hanks, Michael Fassbender and Scarlett Johansson, the London Film Festival presents 12 consecutive days of big-screen brilliance from tomorrow. Taking in acclaimed music documentaries, Oscar-tipped period dramas and sci-fi sex thrillers, Mark Butler picks out the very best movies the event has to offer. [Scarlett Johansson plays a seductive …

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