Sculpture On Film: Object, Body, Action – Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art – GFT – Cinema 2

Eva Hesse – excerpt from Four Artists: Robert Ryman, Eva Hesse, Bruce Nauman, Susan Rothenberg – a film by Michael Blackwood This was a fascinating insight into the work of Eva Hesse as well as her personality. The film comprised of interviews with Hesse, critics, other artists and curators to build a portrait of her work … Continue reading

Shame – directed by Steve McQueen – GFT2 -2011

Shame is the second feature film by renowned artist Steve McQueen, winner of the Turner Prize in 1999. McQueen has always experimented in film and used it as part of his art work, particularly in installation work, however it was not until 2008 when he released Hunger that he became a pure film maker. On the … Continue reading

Troll Hunter – André Øvredal – 2011 – 103 Minutes – Monday 26th September

This is a very fun film, created in a mockumentary style it managed to have genuinely scary moments. Sometimes it felt as if the film took itself too seriously, however the lead character, Hans, the troll hunter is wonderfully deadpan and kept the pace and humour up. The special effects are also very well done, … Continue reading

Melancholia – Lars Von Trier – 2011 – 136 Minutes – Wednesday 28th September 2011 – GFT

This film could be considered a ridiculous one and the idea certainly borders on it. The premiss is that a giant blue planet named Melancholia, roughly twenty times the size of the earth, is hurtling towards the earth. However, the film does showcase some excellent acting, notably from the two female leads Kirsten Dunst and … Continue reading