EIFF 2014: The Overview

EIFF 2014: The Overview

We came, we saw, we saw more, and we saw lots and lots more. Yes, as you may have already noticed, it...
Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing

Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing

Film Star Overdose A few years ago the prolific author Stephen King was quoted in the press as stating...
The Fat and The Angry (2014)

The Fat and The Angry (2014)

As one of the unintentional blunders of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, director Johan Renck’s...
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

With his traditional yet physical style of comedy, he is known as the ‘funniest man in Sweden’. ...
News

5 films to look out for later this year

July 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm | read more
So far, 2014 has been a great year for film. With plenty of superheroes gracing...

EIFF Unveils 2014 Programme

May 28, 2014 at 10:00 am | read more
Edinburgh – 28 May 2014 – Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced this...

Sponsored video: Get The Last Pringle – X-Men style

May 20, 2014 at 4:00 pm | read more
You know the scenario, you’ve popped that can of Pringles and devoured...

Spotlight

The Search For Weng Weng: An Interview with Andrew Leavold
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

Reviews

The Cloth (2013)
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

Top Ten

Top 10 Harold Ramis Movies
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

Comps & Puzzles

Win a Blu-ray copy of 47 Ronin
Japanese legend comes to life when Keanu Reeves makes an explosive return in the epic action adventure 47 RONIN. A visually...
May 7, 2014 16:45

Recent Articles

The Cloth (2013)

The Cloth (2013)
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

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
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

EIFF 2014: The Overview

EIFF 2014: The Overview
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

Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing

Flickering Thoughts – Too Much of a Good Thing
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

The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

The Hundred-Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
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

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)
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

The Fat and The Angry (2014)

The Fat and The Angry (2014)
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

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)

Is The Man Who Is Tall Happy? (2013)
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

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)
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

The Search For Weng Weng: An Interview with Andrew Leavold

The Search For Weng Weng: An Interview with Andrew Leavold
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