SUNSHINE ON LEITH

Reviewed by GREG KING Director: Dexter Fletcher Stars: George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Jason Flemyng. Sunshine On Leith is the second film from Scottish actor turned director Dexter Fletcher (from the tv series Press Gang, etc), whose first film Wild Bill screened at MIFF in 2012. This feelgood musical drama is a marked contrast to that dour, gritty drama, and it takes its title from the second album for cult Scottish band The Proclaimers, best known for their 1988 hit I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles). It also does for Continue reading

CHICKEN RUN

Reviewe by GREG KING Directors: Peter Lord and Nick Park Stars: voices of Mel Gibson, Julia Sawalha, Miranda Richardson, Jane Horrocks, Timothy Spall, Phil Daniels, Tony Haygarth, Imelda Staunton, Lynn Ferguson, Benjamin Whitrow Peter Lord and Nick Park, the two creators behind the Aardman animation studios and cult cartoon characters Wallace and Grommit, have signed a multi-million dollar deal with Dreamworks studios. Their first feature length film under that lucrative deal is the thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable Chicken Run, a comic tale inspired by the Continue reading