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Eddie The Eagle (2016)

I was 12 years old when Eddie "The Eagle" Edwards became a media sensation here in the UK (and, I guess, worldwide). He was a British ski-jumper, which made him the only British ski-jumper anyone had even heard of in over fifty years, and…

The Trust (2016)

I admit I was expecting more from the new heist thriller, The Trust. The film by writing / directing siblings Alex and Benjamin Brewer, and starring Nicolas Cage, Elijah Wood and Sky Ferreira, has been heralded as a black comedy. Having…

Hired To Kill (1990)

With EIFF 2016 looming large on the horizon, I decided that it was high time to dust off the cobwebs and get back into the Flickfeast flow. Unfortunately, all of the major new releases have already received some pretty solid coverage. And…

The Desert Hawk (1950)

In the ancient east Princess Scheherazade (Yvonne De Carlo) has been promised in marriage to the wicked Prince Murad (George Macready). However the mysterious Desert Hawk (Richard Greene), a hero of the people, has different ideas and sets…

Audition (1999)

In his appreciation, entitled ‘Damaged Romance’, - included in the extras for its new DVD and Blu-ray release by ARROW FILMS - Japanese cinema historian Tony Rayns recounts an incident which happened following a screening of Audition (1999)…

Sunset Song (2015)

Terence Davies’ journey to bring Sunset Song to the big screen is arguably as epic as Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s source text. Davies initially intended for this to be his fifth feature back in the year 2000, following the acclaim bestowed upon…

Arrowhead (2016)

What is Arrowhead - the new sci-fi thriller from writer / director Jesse O’brien - all about? Well, having watched it I’m, I hate to say, unable to answer this? The film - featuring Israeli actor Dan Mor - though periodically beautiful to…

Salem’s Lot (1979)

The season is fast approaching when it’s time to gather together and catch up with old friends. It’s also the time of year when, with the long, winter nights drawing in, there is nothing better than to curl up inside, dim the lights, and…