Archive for the ‘Film Reviews’ Category

The Infinite Man (2014)

The Infinite Man (2014)
Josh McConville plays Dean, a man who likes to do his utmost to keep his girlfriend, Lana (Hannah Marshall), happy. That usually includes creating a checklist and schedule that is made up of things that he knows they have enjoyed in the past. Unfortunately, despite his best attempts, Lana is unhappy....
June 26th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Hardkor Disko (2014)

Hardkor Disko (2014)
Hmmmmm, I don’t mind a bit of nihilism every now and again. And anything that challenges me is welcome, if done right. So I was a bit disappointed by the time Hardkor Disko ended. As much as I hate to admit it, I may have just missed something that others have found in the movie. I […]
June 26th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

That Guy Dick Miller (2014)

That Guy Dick Miller (2014)
Dick Miller isn’t just “y’know, THAT guy” from 101 different films. He is, in fact, the quintessential THAT guy. You’ll know him if you’ve seen any Roger Corman or Joe Dante movies. Seen The Terminator? He’s the guy who sells Arnie his weaponry. If you love...
June 26th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Life After Beth (2014)

Life After Beth (2014)
As a fan of horror cinema there’s only so many independent genre parodies with witty title puns you can take before you garner the desire to drive a stake through your own heart – especially when the ‘zom – rom – com’ has unfortunately become a genre in itself. Thankfully the Jeff Baena directed...
June 26th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

A Fuller Life (2013)

A Fuller Life (2013)
As A Fuller Life is introduced by Samantha Fuller, daughter of Samuel Fuller, and as the conceptual take on his autobiographical writings begin it becomes worrying. Never fear, however, as it all starts to settle into place and the documentary proves to be worthwhile to anyone wanting to know more about...
June 26th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Koo! Kin-Dza-Dza (2013)

Koo! Kin-Dza-Dza (2013)
As one of the only feature animations as EIFF 2014, described in the brochure as a mixture of Wizard of Oz and Terry Gilliam’s Brazil, it was very unlikely that I was going to miss this film. As an animated re – interpretation of cult 1986 live action film of the same name, Koo!: Kin […]
June 26th, 2014 | Film Reviews | Read More

Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang (2013)

Zip & Zap And The Marble Gang (2013)
Zip (Raul Rivas) and Zap (Daniel Cerezo) are two brothers who may be in for their worst summer holiday ever. They have been sent to a summer school, a notoriously strict place overseen by the mean Falconetti (Javier Gutierrez), and that means no fun whatsoever. Or, at least, it’s supposed to. To...
June 26th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)
Chinese artist Ai Weiwei once described the act of censorship as ‘having the last sentence […] whatever you say the conclusion is theirs’; and as an individual who has spent most of his professional career using his status and influence to internally criticise the Chinese government’s notoriously...
June 26th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

A Most Wanted Man (2014)

A Most Wanted Man (2014)
Based on a novel by John le Carre, A Most Wanted Man features the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final roles, surrounds him with a strong supporting cast (including Rachel McAdams, Robin Wright, Willem Dafoe and Daniel Bruhl), and should please anyone who enjoyed the previous film from director...
June 26th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)

Set Fire To The Stars (2014)
Celebrating poet Dylan Thomas’s centenary year, Set Fire to The Stars was one of the highest profile films of Edinburgh International 2014 due to the attendance and involvement of Ellijah Wood. Yet to define Andy Goddard’s stylish, complex character study by the pull of one actor is a fallacy, as...
June 25th, 2014 | Feature, Film Reviews | Read More