Douglas James Greenwood

Editor of Frowning.us (SSJA 2014 Student Publication of the Year) & Film Writer for The Edinburgh Reporter

By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, September 22nd, 2015
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Naked Aye Art Collective announce latest exhibition ‘Shapes that Shift Desire’

In an effort to showcase the beauty and complexity of the human body, Scottish arts collective Naked Aye have announced the followup exhibition to their successful pop-up show this past spring. For two weeks between More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, August 27th, 2015
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Film Review: We Are Your Friends (Max Joseph, 2015)

In the shadow of the Hollywood hills, a group of four wasters earn a living as failing nightclub promoters – but amongst them lies a musical gem. Cole is an inspiring DJ, reluctantly left to make his money in More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015
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Inside Out’s Ronnie del Carmen: the Pixar storyteller that will make grown men cry

The first time Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen made himself known to us was in the waiting lounge of Edinburgh’s APEX Hotel in search of a restroom. “Hey guys,” he grins, “I won’t More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Review: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle, 2015)

With an illustrious screen acting career that has spanned the best part of 25 years, it’s bizarre to think that it has taken until now for Robert Carlyle to grab the reins of a film as the director. His first More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015
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On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2014)

Found under the bark of a bamboo shoot, a tiny girl flourishes into a beautiful young princess under the watchful eye of a bamboo cutter and his wife. Both headstrong and eager to please, the girl finds herself More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Review: The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014)

In a dilapidated farmhouse not far from the sea, a set of sisters find themselves working on their father’s beekeeping farm; the oldest at the helm. Struck for money and with many mouths to feed, they enter More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, June 29th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Our Top Five

Last night signaled the end of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 69th year. The first with film critic Mark Adams at the helm, the festival seemed to be a stable, accessible success with a rare, More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Iona (Scott Graham, 2015)

When Iona and her son make the journey through the night from her Glasgow family home to the sand swept sights of the Scottish isles, barely a word is said. There’s a power in this silence that says so much; More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Narcopolis (Justin Trefgarne, 2014)

In 2024, a copper walks the streets of London fighting crime following the legalisation of all types of recreational drugs. But, when he is removed from a case in which he tries to identify an unclaimed corpse, More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Friday, June 26th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Scottish Mussel (Talulah Riley, 2015)

You know you’re in for a real treat when the starting notes of The Proclaimers’ 500 Miles pipe through the speakers. An apparent obligatory hallmark to Scottish cinema it seems to have been abused as More...