Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

Doc of the Dead: An Interview with Alexandre O. Philippe

Doc of the Dead: An Interview with Alexandre O. Philippe
Every time I am faced with an article on zombies I have to restrain myself from inserting the obvious pun of undead critters ‘infecting’ popular culture. Yet, as zombies grace our screens, television and occasionally our streets, digging their soiled nails increasingly wide swathes of culture, perhaps...
August 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

The Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase

The Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase
From the Narcissus myth to the frights of Oculus (2013), mirrors and ‘reflections’ have often been used in stories to reflect psychological states, serving as occult portals to alternative realities. Another filmmaker to take advantage of these properties is the award winning Ed Boase, with his...
August 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Frank: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson

Frank: Interview with Lenny Abrahamson
A film inspired by the life of cult musician Frank Sidebottom that sees Michael Fassbender playing an avant-garde artist who never takes off a giant papier-mâché head was always going to be interesting. It also turned out to be rather good. After wowing audiences at Sundance and then receiving a string...
August 27th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Woody Harrelson’s Greatest Roles

Woody Harrelson’s Greatest Roles
When it comes to showcasing utmost versatility and screen presence, Woody Harrelson is almost unrivaled. For over 25 years, this actor has been in the skin of countless roles and diverse characters, and each time, his impeccable adaptability to them has left the audience in awe and appreciation. From...
July 28th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | 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 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

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

Mclaren Awards 2014: New British Animation

Mclaren Awards 2014: New British Animation
In previous years at Edinburgh International the animation programmes have often slipped me by, yet when you really put things in perspective, animation remains an incredibly important visual art that not only compliments cinema but literally constructs it. With 2014 marking the centenary year of legendary...
June 30th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

EIFF 2014: Teen Spirit Shorts

EIFF 2014: Teen Spirit Shorts
Handpicked by the Edinburgh Film Festival ‘young programmers’ team, the Teen Spirit Shorts programme collected the best in international short films representing teenage experiences across boundaries of class, religion and history. As one of the only (non – animated) shorts programmes I caught...
June 30th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

EIFF 2014: An Interview With Terry McMahon

EIFF 2014: An Interview With Terry McMahon
I guess I should lead in to this interview with a little bit of context. I saw Charlie Casanova a few years ago and thought that it was an interesting piece of work. It was quite unique, and indicated to me that the writer-director Terry McMahon was a smart man with a lot of anger that […]
June 26th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More