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EIFF 2016: The Carer (2016)

While it's all been done before, The Carer overcomes unoriginality and predictability thanks to a fantastic central performance from Brian Cox, playing an elderly and infirm actor being looked after by the titular carer (played by Coco…

EIFF 2016: Shadow World (2016)

No pun intended, writing about Shadow World could be a bit of a minefield. The initial reaction as the end credits roll is one of anger. I wanted to rush home and name and shame everyone involved. But that's not a good way to do things, not…

The Secret Life of Pets (2016)

Since 2010's Despicable Me, Illumination Entertainment has received steady acclaim for its features, achieving its first $1bn grossing film last year with spin-off Minions.  Now, the voice behind the yellow sidekicks and Despicable Me…

EIFF 2016: Holidays (2016)

Remember when horror anthology movies were few and far between? Now it feels as if we get another one every month. Holidays is one such film, bringing to you a selection of holiday-based tales from the likes of Adam Egypt Mortimer, Kevin…

EIFF 2016: Burden (2016)

I really didn't know anything about Chris Burden before I sat down to this documentary about him. To be completely honest, as the lights went down and the film began, I struggled to remember what I was about to see. I'd even forgotten that…

EIFF 2016: The Canterville Ghost

AKA Le fantôme de Canterville I first read The Canterville Ghost, by Oscar Wilde, when I was a very young boy. I must have been about eight or nine. I was probably only about twelve years old the last time I read it. It's been far too long,…

EIFF 2016: The Rezort (2015)

Described as The Walking Dead meets Westworld in some corners (some were even brave enough to replace Westworld with Jurassic Park), The Rezort doesn't quite live up to that description, which may come as little surprise to most zombie…