So far, 2014 has been a great year for film. With plenty of superheroes gracing...read more
Edinburgh – 28 May 2014 – Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced this...read more
You know the scenario, you’ve popped that can of Pringles and devoured...
As a cult film scholar, former owner of Australia’s largest cult video store ‘Trash Video’ and more recently a video...
Jul 2, 2014 9:30
You should watch this movie. No, wait – I changed my mind. You should really not watch this movie. It’s up to...
Jul 21, 2014 15:45
Harold Ramis passed away on the 24th of last month and, while he only directed about a dozen movies, his contribution to...
Mar 26, 2014 10:30
You should watch this movie. No, wait – I changed my mind. You should really not watch this movie. It’s up to you, but if you watch it, you will regret it. If you manage to sit through it without fast-forwarding, I will seriously suspect you of being in dire need of an exorcism, because […]July 21st, 2014 | DVD Reviews | Read More
Kill me again Edge of Tomorrow is a clever and initially entertaining and witty high concept sci-fi actioner in which concept is really more important than action. How much can mortal combat really matter, after all, when the hero is caught in a time warp he escapes from by getting killed? Yet in principle,...July 15th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
We came, we saw, we saw more, and we saw lots and lots more. Yes, as you may have already noticed, it was that most wonderful time of year again. The Edinburgh International Film Festival. As a resident Edinburgher, I always try to make the most of this time, but this year was better than […]July 11th, 2014 | Feature, Festivals | Read More
Film Star Overdose A few years ago the prolific author Stephen King was quoted in the press as stating that he was giving up writing. Of course he didn’t, and since then has produced some of his biggest books, including several non-horror volumes. You then have the likes of J. K. Rowling who...July 7th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More
Re-writing history is one of the things we do best. We do it every day, but at the grand end of the scale entire events have been excised or spun nefariously in different directions. Stepping into Forrest Gump’s shoes, The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared rides through...July 7th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
Based on the time, in the 1950s, when an aspiring poet, John M. Brinnin (played by Elijah Wood), brought Dylan Thomas (played here by Celyn Jones) to America, Set Fire To The Stars is a damn sight better than you might expect it to be. Shot in gorgeous black and white, it manages to hit a […]July 7th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
As one of the unintentional blunders of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, director Johan Renck’s Swedish language television epic The Fat and The Angry became lost in translation after a subtitle problem left dissatisfied punters leaving in droves. However, as testament to Renck’s gritty...July 4th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews, Spotlight | Read More
AKA Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy?: An Animated Conversation with Noam Chomsky. I’m a big fan of director Michel Gondry. His imagination and visual style may not always lead to perfect results, but his work is always interesting. In this documentary he chats away to Noam Chomsky, the celebrated...July 4th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More
With his traditional yet physical style of comedy, he is known as the ‘funniest man in Sweden’. He is renowned for his imitations of politicians, celebrities and sports personalities. Yet, chances are that, unless you are from Sweden, you probably have never heard of Robert Gustafsson. But...July 4th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More
As a cult film scholar, former owner of Australia’s largest cult video store ‘Trash Video’ and more recently a video – journalist, to say Andrew Leavold is an authority on ‘cult cinema’ is more than an understatement – as an individual that has immersed himself in both the commercial and...July 2nd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More