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About Paul Gallagher

I'm a freelance film journalist based in Glasgow with a huge enthusiasm for all things silver and screen-like. I've written reviews and features for The List, Sunday Herald, stv.tv, The Skinny and of course, Future Movies, and I never get tired of that magical feeling when the lights go down and the screen lights up.

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March 23rd, 2011 | by Paul Gallagher

This slick thriller offers a diverting Friday night’s entertainment, but nothing more; that’s a shame given the potential of its


December 3rd, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

Writer/director Edwards’ real triumph with the film is his use of subtle visual effects in real-world locations, creating a wholly convincing alternate reality

Peeping Tom

November 19th, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

Universally reviled by critics on its release in 1960, the film that destroyed director Michael Powell’s career has experienced something

Burke and Hare

October 29th, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

There are a lot of things about this Edinburgh-set, comedy-horror period piece that don’t work. It isn’t at all scary,

The Social Network

October 15th, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

It’s make or break time for David Fincher. That might seem like an odd thing to say about a director


September 29th, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

In which Ryan ‘The Proposal’ Reynolds wakes up to find himself buried alive in a coffin, and we the audience

The Town

September 24th, 2010 | by Paul Gallagher

Ben Affleck’s 2007 directorial debut Gone Baby Gone was both a brilliant thriller and an authentic representation of the Boston

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