Garry McConnachie

Garry McConnachie

Film nut who writes about film for Glasgow Live.

Favorite films

  • American History X
  • Stand by Me
  • Alien
  • Airplane!

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  • Boss Level

    ★★★

  • Nobody

    ★★★★

  • Night in Paradise

    ★★★★

  • Godzilla vs. Kong

    ★★★

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  • Boss Level

    Boss Level

    ★★★

    Solid action thriller from Joe Carnahan that finds Frank Grillo’s Roy in a never ending death loop as he fights his way through a barrage of handy assassins to the top boss in an effort to stop the end of the world, reconcile with his estranged son and find the killer of his ex. Fun with inventive deaths and a great turn from Grillo, it’s like a feature-length version of the scene with Tom Cruise continually dying in Edge of Tomorrow - with unexpected heart at the core of it all.

  • Night in Paradise

    Night in Paradise

    ★★★★

    From the writer of I Saw the Devil, who also directed the insanely good The Witch - Part 1: The Subversion, this is a blood-drenched tale of revenge wrapped in an existential drama about the inevitability of endings and going on your own terms.

    Violent, languid & fucking brilliant! Yeo-bin Jeon is incredible.

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  • Zack Snyder's Justice League

    Zack Snyder's Justice League

    ★★★★

    A bold, bombastic and brilliant farewell to the DCU from Zack Snyder. That this film got made is great. That it’s actually great is a god-damn miracle.

    Besides the central story of Steppenwolf hunting for the Mother Boxes to find a way to bring Darkseid a new planet and the JL teaming up to beat him being the same as Whedon’s car crash, this is a very different beast.

    Seven chapters. Four hours. Room to let the story breathe and…

  • Lost River

    Lost River

    ★★★★

    Gosling's directorial debut is a surreal and nightmarish vision of the American dream gone sour. Bizarre in the extreme, this is a densely-layered work of the macabre that will have people loving it or loathing it. And I'd rather have a film-maker bring us cinema that provokes strong reactions - positive or negative - than something safe and forgettable.

    Bones (Iain De Caestecker) lives with his mother, Billy (Christina Hendricks), and younger brother. A house amid the ruin of a…