Monthly Archives: January 2015

Top 5 ‘American __________’ Films

Off the back of the release of ‘American Sniper’, Clint Eastwood’s patriotic biopic of the US military’s deadliest shooter Chris Kyle, I run down five of the best ‘American _______’ pictures. 5. American Psycho Who can forget Christian Bale’s crazed performance … Continue reading

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DVD review: Boyhood

  The growing up process is, of course, universally familiar and we’re no stranger to watching characters age on screen. Whether it’s child actors transitioning to adulthood across many years on television or film franchises, or fictional characters lives developing … Continue reading

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DVD review: A Most Wanted Man

 Earlier this year, the film world was hugely saddened by the tragic death of the award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. His passing resulted in the heightened sense of anticipation around Anton Corbijn’s spy thriller ‘A Most Wanted Man’, the film … Continue reading

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DVD review: Lucy

In a summer full of blockbusters with brains, acclaimed director Luc Besson gives us ‘Lucy’, a sci-fi film that explores the maximum potential of the human psyche. Scarlett Johansson stars in the titular role, continuing her recent streak of forward-thinking … Continue reading

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DVD review: The Rover

  Since his first feature Animal Kingdom was met with such critical acclaim five years ago, the Australian writer-director David Michôd’s follow up film has been hotly anticipated. He has kept mostly the same team around him and has again … Continue reading

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Director interview: Craig McKenna – ‘It was the most satisfying feeling to pull it off. I would gladly do it again and again.’

At Cinema Perspective, it is vital to not only provide the latest news and reviews from the mainstream and the indie but to remember how important locally-made films are, whether they are shorts or feature length. Edinburgh-based filmmaker Craig McKenna … Continue reading

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