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CHiPs

23 Mar 20173 stars

Goofy, sporadically funny take on the TV show, written, directed by and starring Dax Shepard

Like The Dukes of Hazzard or The A-Team, CHIPS falls into the category of Hollywood rehash where a fondly remembered TV show gets a movie makeover, with only sketchy connections to the original. In the case of CHIPS – it stands for California Highway…

Power Rangers

23 Mar 20172 stars

Underwhelming movie reboot of the children's superhero show, featuring Elizabeth Banks

Exhuming the 1990s live-action kids' TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, this is the third crack at a big screen outing for the titular superheroes and Dean Israelite's reboot is a curious beast. Quite who it's aimed at is hard to gauge; teens today…

Glasgow Film Theatre introduces year-round CineMasters sessions

22 Mar 2017

Following their success at the Glasgow Film Festival, regular Cinemasters are now available monthly

One of the most popular strands of Glasgow Film Festival will now be available to enjoy year-round at Glasgow Film Theatre. The CineMasters sessions celebrate the work of the most influential filmmakers from across the world. At Glasgow Film Festival…

Interview: Alankrita Shrivastava – 'Women's stories need to be told, women's voices need to be heard'

22 Mar 2017

Lipstick Under My Burkha director talks strong women, resistance and patriarchal societies ahead of the screening of the film at the Edinburgh Asian Film Festival.

Displays of female empowerment and defiance can often be met with disapproval from societies, a sad fact that history has lamentably taught us. When Alankrita Shrivastava started work on her latest feature film Lipstick Under My Burkha, there was an…

Life

22 Mar 20173 stars

Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson discover life on Mars in an Alien-esque sci-fi thriller

In a crowded marketplace for sci-fi, Daniel Espinosa's Life is at least fortunate to arrive before this year's big-hitters Alien: Covenant and Blade Runner 2049. Consider it the warm-up act then, with a story that feels like a blend / rip-off of Alien…