FilmSpace: High Life; The Hustle; A Dog's Journey
Film critic Calum Cooper examines some of the week’s additional releases, including Claire Denis’ thought provoking new sci-fi, a drab remake of an 80s comedy, and a dog film that’s corny but rewards the right audience.
High Life – ★★★★☆
FilmSpace: Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile; Long Shot; Amazing Grace
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews more of the week’s newest films, including a dramatised biopic on serial killer Ted Bundy, a rom com starring Charlize Theron and Seth Rogen, and an Aretha Franklin documentary filmed in 1972.
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile – ★★☆☆☆
Book Review - Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion
Chris Bambery, author of A People’s History of Scotland co-author of Catalonia Reborn, reviews J.H. Elliott’s Scots and Catalans: Union and Disunion, Yale University Press, 2018
THE movements for independence in Catalonia and Scotland have, in the last decade, grown together and identify with each other. Both threaten the unity of key European states, key NATO members and allies of the USA. What unites these two movements and what is different?
CS Forum 30 May: Climate Change - How do we turn words into actions?
Our next CommonSpace Forum takes on the hot topic of climate change and will be tackling how we convert words into actions, with immediate effect
In recent weeks, we have seen the Scottish Government back the Green New Deal, commit to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero by 2045 and declare a climate emergency. But will these promises be backed up by a solid and credible action plan? How do we ensure it’s not empty rhetoric? There is no time to delay.
FilmSpace: The Curse of La Llorona; Tolkien
Film critic Calum Cooper reviews two upcoming releases. Screening from 3 May are The Curse of La Llorona, which is only frightening in its capacity to bore, and Tolkien, a pedestrian but relatively engaging biopic.
The Curse of La Llorona – ★☆☆☆☆