Allan Hunter

Critic

Scotland

Allan Hunter is a film critic for The Daily Express and co-director of The Glasgow Film Festival. He is also the Scotland correspondent for Screen International.

I Am Not A Witch

Date: 03 Sep 2017 Category: TV/Film
6.0 Rating
Young Margaret Mulubwa is a compelling presence in Rungano Nyoni's striking but somewhat cryptic debut Zambian-born, Welsh-raised Rungano Nyoni's eyecatching directorial debut I Am Not a Witch blends deadpan social satire with a highly unusual portrait of a young girl confronted by the eccentricity and injustice of the adult world. Set in and around Zambia's capital city of Lusaka, it boasts striking images and bright ideas but the storytellin ...

Inxeba (The Wound)

Date: 14 Jul 2017 Category: TV/Film
8.0 Rating
A traditional rite of passage is the catalyst for exploring conflicting notions of what it means to be a man in The Wound, an assured first feature from writer-director John Trengove. The initial promise of a South African Brokeback Mountain broadens into a measured consideration of class, race, self-loathing and self-assertion in a compact but pleasingly complex drama that should be especially welcomed by LGBTQ audiences and niche distributors. ...