Archive for the ‘Spotlight’ Category

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

The Truth About Time Travel

The Truth About Time Travel
For decades, film and sci-fi fans have been fascinated with the notion of time travel. From B-movies to big-budget blockbusters, time travel has created some of cinemas’ most complex and interwoven narratives. But will the magic of time travel ever become a reality? A recent survey found that even...
June 24th, 2014 | Spotlight | Read More

Chinese Puzzle: Interview with Cedric Klapisch

Chinese Puzzle: Interview with Cedric Klapisch
Chinese Puzzle is the newest feature from French director Cedric Klapisch. It’s a sequel to his previous films L’Auberge Espagnole (2002) and Russian Dolls (2005), serving as the final instalment of what’s commonly referred to as the ‘Xavier Trilogy’. In celebration of the...
June 22nd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

We Are Monster – Leeshon Alexander & Antony Petrou Interview

We Are Monster – Leeshon Alexander & Antony Petrou Interview
Trying to cram in every movie that you want to see during the Edinburgh International Film Festival is difficult. Trying to also get interviews and spend some time with the film-makers can be even harder. Thankfully, Leeshon Alexander and Antony Petrou, in town with We Are Monster, were able to spare...
June 22nd, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More

Make My Day – The Dirty Harry Series (1971 – 1988)

Make My Day – The Dirty Harry Series (1971 – 1988)
  I know what you’re thinking, punk. You’re thinking “did he fire six shots or only five?” Now to tell you the truth I forgot myself in all this excitement. But being this is a .44 Magnum, the most powerful handgun in the world and will blow your head clean off, you’ve...
June 6th, 2014 | Feature, Spotlight | Read More