Tag: drama

Feature, Film Review

The Japanese Dog (2013)

Victor Rebengiuc is Costache, a slightly stubborn old man trying to rebuild his life after a flood has ruined his home. He’s also recently lost his wife. People try to help guide him in different directions, with some wanting him to sell his land and allow work to star on […]

Film Review

Castles In The Sky (2014)

As harmless and inoffensive as they come, Castles In The Sky is also an undeniably entertaining movie, anchored by a fine performance from Eddie Izzard, wobbly Scottish accent aside. It’s set in some fine British countryside, utilises some fine British actors, and even seems to centre on that favourite British topic […]

Film Review

I Believe In Unicorns (2014)

Mixing some fleeting moments of stop-motion animation with more traditional film-making techniques, I Believe In Unicorns manages to keep things impressively dream-like throughout, making even the more unpleasant moments palatable. Writer-director Leah Meyerhoff uses escapism to look at escapism, on different levels, and the end result is a small film that […]

Feature, Film Review

I’m Not Him (2014)

A very interesting film that blends a Vertigo-like vibe with something else, something pertaining specifically to Turkey and some general ideas about how people define themselves in different company, I’m Not Him is a movie that creeps along behind you, gets into your head and then won’t leave long after you’ve seen […]

Film Review

Korso (2014)

Teenage dreams, delusion and denial are often at the heart of Edinburgh International’s ‘Teen Spirit’ strand and Akseli Tuomivaara directed Korso is no exception, as a film about small – town dreams and harsh realities in Finland. The film follows the path of 20 year old Marcus and his plans […]

Film Review

Miss Zombie (2013)

Displayed, for the most part, in black and white, with a lot of very quiet moments before the inevitable storm breaks, Miss Zombie manages to both play out as a zombie movie, and also something very different. Fans of more bizarre Japanese cinema will know what they’re getting into while newcomers […]

Film Review

Something, Anything (2014)

It amused me no end to tell people the other day that I’d seen a film called Something, Anything that was about nothing. That’s not strictly true, but many viewers may end up feeling that way. Ashley Shelton stars as a woman named Margaret, who also sometimes goes by the name […]

Film Review

Hellion (2014)

The plot of Hellion may sound like TV-movie-of-the-week stuff, and it is. Aaron Paul plays Hollis Wilson, a father struggling to look after his kids after the death of his wife. In fact, he disappeared for a while and then came back. He’s a flawed man, but he’s trying his best. […]

Film Review

Daughters (2014)

Writer-director Maria Speth has tried to create something insightful with Tochter (AKA Daughters), but I’d have to say that it falls down in a number of ways, making the final experience one of mild disappointment. That’s a shame, because the main performance from Corinna Kirchhoff is something wonderful to watch. Kirchhoff is […]