FilmSpace: Vice; Destroyer; The Mule; Isolani
Film critic Calum Cooper looks back on some of the week’s additional releases. This week, the oscar-nominated biopic on Dick Cheney, Nicole Kidman as a hardened detective with a gruesome past, Clint Eastwood’s latest feature, and an independent Scottish film playing at the Renfrew Street Cineworld.
Vice – ★★☆☆☆
Robin McAlpine: Is Scotland brave enough for your liking?
Common Weal director Robin McAlpine says Scotland should take some inspiration from the Croatian football team, and remember that no underdog has ever won with a fearful mindset
THERE’S no doubt that Croatia has some very good footballers. But they nearly won a world cup in which they were behind in every single knock-out game and had to fight it into extra time on each occasion to win.
That's not good football alone; that's attitude, determination, strength.
From Rab C Nesbitt to Still Game to the Limmy Show: Why is Scottish comedy so saturated by working class humour and what does it say about society?
CommonSpace’s culture and ideology columnist David Jamieson speaks to Rab C. Nesbitt star Elaine C Smith and co-creater of Still Game, Greg Hemphill, to explore why Scottish comedy has a distinctively working class character, and what that cultural awareness says about power and ideology in Scotland today
THE Scottish comedy scene is saturated by working class humour. From sketch shows like Burnistoun and Limmy to stand up acts like Frankie Boyle, Kevin Bridges and Janey Godley. Their predecessors like Still Game and Rab C Nesbitt remain national favourites.
Creative Scotland’s arts strategy raises concern about low incomes of artists
Creative Scotland report highlights unequal access for both performers and audiences
CREATIVE SCOTLAND has launched its arts strategy for 2016-2017, with one of its core aims being to ensure artists are paid fairly and sustainably for their work.