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Kirsty McGrory

Bio

Kirsty McGrory is a writer based in Edinburgh. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh with a degree in English Literature in 2008. Her niche obsessions include, but are not limited to: 1970s cinema; 17th century Scottish witch trials; The Fall (band, season, damned Lapsarian state); true crime podcasts; Victoria Woodhull; former Greek finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis; crippling existential dread; gratuitous listing; The Oxford comma, and inappropriately emotive trip advisor reviews.

19 Apr 2019

Loro


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Film maestro’s latest offering is disappointingly muddled and uncomfortable.

28 Mar 2019

22 Mar 2019

18 Feb 2019

11 Feb 2019

Sleeping Beauty


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Colette Garrigan delivers inventive puppetry and a lively performance to bring novelty to a working class tale as old as time

6 Jan 2019

The Favourite


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Irreverent and anachronistic period comedy is a wickedly enjoyable romp

17 Dec 2018


Roma


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Cuaron’s depiction of Mexico City in the 70s is a masterclass in film-making.

9 Dec 2018

Wendy and Peter Pan


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Hickson’s adaptation of J.M. Barrie’s classic tale is a glittering spectacle that is full of heart.

8 Dec 2018

Mouthpiece


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Brutal and riveting tirade against social inequality brings O’Loughlin’s time at the Traverse to a thrilling end.

4 Dec 2018

1 Dec 2018

Suspiria


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Attempt to modernise Argento’s 70s classic is enjoyable, if unwieldy

28 Nov 2018

13 Nov 2018

29 Oct 2018