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Better Watch Out

  • 4 stars
  • 2017
  • Australia / US
  • 1h 29min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Chris Peckover
  • Cast: Olivia DeJonge, Levi Miller, Patrick Warburton, Virginia Madsen
  • UK release: 8 December 2017

Twelve-year-old Luke (Miller) is being babysat by 17-year-old Ashley (DeJonge), who he fancies his chances with, but then an intruder breaks into the house. The story proceeds through stabbings, paint-can experiments and torture, keeping you on the alert. Mischievous fun.

End of Watch

  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 49min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Ayer
  • Written by: David Ayer
  • Cast: Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Pena, Anna Kendrick
  • UK release: 23 November 2012

Training Day scribe Ayer handles this thriller about two LAPD cops bending the rules to protect the people.

The Watch

  • 3 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 41min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Akiva Schaffer
  • Written by: Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg
  • Cast: Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Jonah Hill, Richard Ayoade
  • UK release: 29 August 2012

When a colleague is mysteriously killed, suburban Costco manager Evan (Stiller) cobbles a bunch of misfits (Hill, Vaughn, Ayoade) into a neighbourhood watch; but it seems that the culprits aren’t from the neighbourhood. A slavishly formulaic crowd-pleaser that works, thanks to an uproarious script and an on-form ensemble.

Nobody To Watch Over Me

  • 2009
  • Japan
  • 1h 58min
  • Directed by: Ryôichi Kimizuka
  • Written by: Ryôichi Kimizuka, Satoshi Suzuki
  • Cast: Kôichi Satô, Mirai Shida, Ryûhei Matsuda

When her brother is arrested for murder, a 15 year old girl is forces into police protection.

Black Watch

  • 2007
  • UK
  • E
  • Directed by: Bill MacLeod
  • Written by: Gregory Burke
  • Cast: Ryan Fletcher

Recording of the National Theatre of Scotland's acclaimed production 'Black Watch'. All procedds from this screening will go Erskine, Combat Stress and Poppy Scotland.

Day Watch (Dnevnoy Dozor)

  • 3 stars
  • 2006
  • Russia
  • 2h 12min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Maria Paroshina, Vladimir Menshov

Wild, witty and gory Russian film, with time-travelling vampires and an imminent apocalypse. A man who serves in the war between the forces of Light and Dark comes into possession of a device that could restore life to Moscow.

Night Watch (Nochnoy Dozor)

  • 2005
  • Russia
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Timur Bekmambetov
  • Cast: Konstantin Khabensky, Vladimir Menshov, Valeri Zolotukhin

Present day Moscow - light and dark 'others' walk with human mortals. A truce has been reached whereby each will patrol the other's areas; a peace is maintained until the 'Chosen One' arrives to tip the balance towards either good or evil. Essentially Russia's first ever fantasy horror film disappoints in that the makers…

Mona the Vampire: Witch Watch

  • 2003
  • UK
  • U

Three tales from the Mona the Vampire series: Witch Watch, Ghouls Rule and The Transylvanian Twist.

Death Watch (La mort en direct)

  • 4 stars
  • 1980
  • 15
  • Directed by: Bertrand Tavernier
  • Written by: Bertrand Tavernier, David Rayfiel
  • Cast: Romy Schneider, Harvey Keitel, Harry Dean Stanton, Max von Sydow

Katherine (Schneider) is a novelist living in Glasgow who's been diagnosed with a terminal disease; Roddy (Keitel) befriends her, but unknown to her he works for a TV company with its own agenda. The basic idea is amazingly prescient but the plot is rather preposterous; Schneider's moving performance anchors it in…

GFF 2012 - Death Watch

2 Feb 2012

Bertrand Tavernier’s remarkable Glasgow-shot film foresaw the coming of voyeuristic TV

It’s arguably the best film ever shot in Scotland, but chances are you’ve never seen it. Directed in 1979 by French auteur Bertrand Tavernier (A Sunday in the Country, Round Midnight) and set in the near future, Death Watch is a Glasgow-set sci-fi drama…

Multisensory cinema experience Watch and Wolf comes to Edinburgh

27 Nov 2014

Eat and drink along with characters as you watch films including Gremlins, Elf and The Wizard of Oz

Experience cinema like you’ve never tasted before with Jelly & Ginʼs Watch and Wolf. As part of Homecoming Scotland 2014, the renowned food experimentalists are bringing a series of festive favourites to the big screen in a new multisensory event. A…

Search for those involved in Glasgow-shot 1980 film Death Watch

16 Jan 2012

Bertrand Tavernier's reality TV film set for 2012 Glasgow Film Festival

Glasgow Film Festival are appealing for anyone who worked on Bertrand Tavernier's film Death Watch in 1979 to get in touch before it is screened in February. Death Watch was filmed in Glasgow in 1979 and will be shown in cinemas nationwide this…

GFF 2012: 85A, Wrinkles and Death Watch

1 Mar 2012

Some darker but inspiring fare concludes this year’s Glasgow Film Festival

Czech animator Jan Svankmajer has made some strange films and nowhere is his wild imagination and unbridled creativity seen more vividly than in his many short films (26 in total!). In these works Svankmajer’s dark surrealism takes the form of biscuits…

The Watch

14 Aug 20123 stars

Unabashed crowd-pleaser triumphs thanks to uproarious script by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

Akiva Schaffer’s comedy sees nosey neighbours morph into a force to be reckoned with, as a gang of suburban misfits go from investigating a murder to thwarting an alien invasion. After a colleague is killed in bizarre circumstances, proud resident…

Black Watch

5 Feb 20093 stars

(18) 154min (John Williams Productions DVD retail) FILMED THEATRE There can be little doubt about the power of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch, an international hit for Scottish theatre unparalleled for a decade. Its story of a…

Day Watch

4 Oct 20073 stars

Timur Bekmambetov’s 2004 fantasy Night Watch was grounded in dank layers of impenetrable local mysticism, made palatable by flashes of Matrix-style spectacle. A trilogy was as inevitable with Twilight Watch currently in pre-production and this…

Day Watch: Director's Cut - DVD review

31 Jan 20083 stars


The second instalment in director Timur Bekmambetov’s Russian fantasy horror trilogy (based on the books of Segei Lukyanenko) focuses on a murky world where vampires, wizards and demons are locked in the eternal battle of good vs evil. The truce is once…

Death Watch

16 May 20124 stars

Well-deserved re-issue of Bertrand Tavernier's prescient Glasgow-set sci-fi thriller

Its plot is a credibility stretch even in these days of de rigueur media paranoia, and its relentlessly murky, moody tone might raise the odd giggle, but Tavernier’s long-neglected sci-fi curiosity is compelling nonetheless. Romy Schneider plays…

WATCH: A mock trailer for a remake of 1979 gang movie The Warriors

30 Jan 2014

The mock-up of an 1992 LA-set reboot was created by filmmaker Ram Bhat

A new trailer has appeared online for a reboot of The Warriors, set in LA circa 1992 (you can watch it below). Before you start gnashing your teeth about how Hollywood has run out of new ideas and should stop molesting classic properties, relax – the…

End of Watch

13 Nov 20122 stars

Jake Gyllenhaal continues trying to prove something – who can say what? – with this swaggering police potboiler, in which he plays reckless, foulmouthed, macho LAPD officer Brian Taylor, and looks, as ever, like a big pretty kitten on its way to have…

Interview: Black Watch playwright Gregory Burke talks ’71, and moving from theatre to film

1 Oct 2014

‘I'm not into theatre! Even when I was working in theatre, I never went to the theatre!’

‘I've always wanted to shirk responsibility wherever I can in life,’ laughs Gregory Burke. The Fife-born playwright is best known for the Olivier Award-winning drama Black Watch about British soldiers in Iraq – and he jumped at the chance to write his…

WATCH: Anchorman 2 - Trailer 2!

23 Oct 2013

New footage from The Legend Continues introduces a clash of news values, and Fantana's jimmy cabinet

The latest trailer for Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues has landed online, featuring blink-and-you'll-miss-it appearances from Harrison Ford, James Marsden and Greg Kinnear alongside the old team of Ron Burgundy (Will Ferrell), Brian Fantana (Paul…

The best films to watch on Blu-ray

14 May 2010

If you’ve invested in a big fancy HD TV, Blu-ray really is the only way to watch movies. There’s no point having all the audio-visual power of high definition if you’re not going to use it. Some films, such as the deliberately lo-fi Paranormal Activity…

Best kids films to watch on Netflix

24 Feb 2015

Looking for child-friendly entertainment to stream? We've picked out the best Netflix has to offer

Navigating Netflix to find something to watch can be a time-consuming process at the best of times, but with an attention-seeking tweenie or a squabbling brood at your feet it can be near impossible. So we've picked out eight of the best kids films to…