EIFF 2015 – Inside Out

June 19, 2015

Dir: Pete Docter and Ronnie Del Carmen When little Riley opens her eyes for the first time, the first emotion that pops into her head isn’t, as you might imagine, panic, or confusion. It is […]

EIFF 2015 – The Legend of Barney Thomson

June 17, 2015

Dir: Robert Carlyle In the opening narration to Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut, Barney Thomson takes great pains to stress how boring he is. As a barber, he is average at best. He has ‘nae chat,’ […]

The Berlinale File

February 18, 2015

Year by year, I’ve somewhat grown a muscle of confidence in understanding how to navigate, behave and extrapolate what I need out of a film festival. Edinburgh (EIFF) having been my prominent testing ground for […]

Why Do They Call It A Wart Hog?

October 31, 2014

  Disclaimer no.1: This original article went up on the UK Huffington Post Blog last week, but it’s probably long forgotten now so you can see it here too.   Disclaimer no.2: The following article […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Life After Beth

June 25, 2014

Life After Beth Dir: Jeff Baena Beth is dead. She was killed by a snake-bite while out hiking. Her boyfriend, Zach, is devastated. He starts to spend more time with her parents, but is perturbed […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – The Infinite Man

June 25, 2014

  The Infinite Man Dir. Hugh Sullivan The Infinite Man is the feature debut from writer and director Hugh Sullivan. The scientifically precise Dean, (Josh McConville), returns with his dear love Lana (Hannah Marshall) to […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Coherence

June 24, 2014

Coherence Dir: James Ward Byrkit It could have been a perfectly normal dinner party, where everyone has a fun time and nothing remotely bad happens. Unfortunately, Amir has turned up with Laurie, who used to […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Set Fire To The Stars

June 23, 2014

Set Fire To The Stars Dir: Andy Goddard Dylan Thomas, the legendary Welsh poet, famous for his rhythmic and imaginative verse and for his catastrophic appetite for booze, is the subject of this biopic by […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Hellion

June 22, 2014

  Hellion Dir: Kat Candler When we first meet the 13-year-old Jacob Wilson (Josh Wiggins) we see him indulging in a bit of mindless vandalism, smashing up a truck with a baseball bat with his […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Intruders (Jo-nan-ja-deul)

June 22, 2014

  Intruders (Jo-nan-ja-deul)   Dir.  Noh Young-seok   Five years from his debut break-out feature, Daytime Drinking, director and writer Noh Young-seok returns with Intruders. Screenwriter, Sang-yin retreats to the countryside from Seoul to put the […]

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