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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

“The most energetic film we have ever seen,” is how Danny Boyle first envisioned 1996’s Trainspotting. As it turned out, that was something of an understatement. A wild, sweaty, angry ode to a bunch of Scottish skag heads, the seminal…

Filth (2013)

Bruce Robertson (James McAvoy) is a nasty piece of work. He drinks excessively, he's having sex with the wife of a colleague, he takes as many drugs as he can get his hands on, he makes obscene phone calls, he stabs everyone in the back and…

New posters released for Filth

Dirty cop Bruce Robertson is riding high in two new posters for Jon S. Baird’s FILTH, now available on the film’s DPK.  FILTH is adapted from the Irvine Welsh novel of the same name and stars James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan and …

Boyle-ing Point

With the release of Trance (reviewed here) on shiny disc in the UK this week, I decided that now was as good a time as any to look back over the filmography of one of my favourite directors. In fact, I made him an honorary Scotsman after…

Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy (2011)

When it comes to movies adapted from books I usually try to keep the two mediums very separate. They are, after all, very different from one another and most of the time the essence of the tale is more important than every single detail.…

Top 10 Novel To Film Adaptations

Two very different mediums can lead to two very different results, it's long been known that adapting a successful novel into movie form doesn't automatically lead to great success. For every Twilight there's the underwhelming performance…