Welcome to My New Film Blog
This is a little blog to show the wide range of excellent films shown at the Glasgow Film Festival. Some reviews are long, some reviews are short. All are intended to give you an idea of what you might like to see at GFF, and take a chance on seeing a different kind of film.
The First 54 Years: An Abbreviated Manual For Military Occupation is a documentary about the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, framed as an instructive manual for the audience on how to occupy a territory on a long-term basis. Avi Mograbi, the filmmaker, directs his instructions straight to camera, directs them in the… Read more
So, a couple of things went up like flares that the filmmaker might be a twat. He starts the film lying naked in bed talking the camera next to him, like you’re lying on the other pillow, in this suffocatingly heavy-handed visual metaphor for being brought into an intimate and personal story. As he lectures… Read more
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