EIFF 2015 – Hector

June 25, 2015

Dir: Jake Gavin It may be surprising that a film about homelessness might be just as uplifting than it is depressing. There will be ample reason to come out of this film feeling grim about […]

EIFF 2015 – Misery Loves Comedy

June 23, 2015

Dir: Kevin Pollack Finally, a movie where comedians get to talk about themselves. Kevin Pollack’s documentary exploring the psyche of stand-up comedians is titled Misery Loves Comedy. From this you’d expect the film to delve deep […]

EIFF 2015 – Welcome to Me

June 21, 2015

Dir: Shira Piven Welcome to Me is a strange one. It’s produced by Will Ferrell and Adam McKay’s company Gary Sanchez, and stars Kristen Wiig, but it’s far from a broad comedy. The film revolves […]

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,’ […]

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 – Snowpiercer

June 21, 2014

Snowpiercer Dir: Bong Joon-ho The fuss and the furore around Snowpiercer has placed a large shadow over the movie itself. Filmed back in 2012, the movie was bought for the western market by the Weinstein […]

Review – EIFF 2014 – Be My Baby (Koi no uzu)

June 20, 2014

Be My Baby (Koi no uzu) Dir: Hitoshi One As any reasonable person knows, the English title of this micro-budget Japanese comedy refers to the classic song by incredible 1960’s popsters The Ronettes. The songs famous […]

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