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EIFF 2014: The Overview

We came, we saw, we saw more, and we saw lots and lots more. Yes, as you may have already noticed, it was that most wonderful time of year again. The Edinburgh International Film Festival. As a resident Edinburgher, I always try to make the…

The Nut Job (2014)

It seems strange to me that, despite the fantastic increase in quality of animation, many animated movies now can still be deemed a success if they're made cheaply enough and then released at the right time. The Nut Job, as I write this,…

The House of Magic (2013)

When it comes to commercial feature animation the industry is often swamped by major entertainment corporations – with Aardman films or similar independents pitting themselves against Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks collective market dominance…

Dead By Dawn 2014: The Shorts

If you have been to, or read about, Dead By Dawn before now then you will know that a lot of great shorts are always scattered throughout the program. So, without further ado, here is the full selection of bite-sized beauties that viewers…

The Congress (2013)

The Congress shot itself in the foot. It's all I can say, really. All the elements of a daring examination of self-identity in a technological future were right there in front of it and then BANG. Blood everywhere. Those trainers are…

The Lego Movie (2014)

Like most American blockbusters The Lego Movie is mainly physical action. Based on the game of Lego, it's an elaborate virtuoso display of tiny fixed interlocking parts creating a universe populated with buildings, figures, objects, all…

The Lego Movie (2014)

I almost gave The Lego Movie 10/10. In fact, as I write this review I am still wondering just why it's not getting a perfect score, because I can't think of any faults. I guess the very nature of the film dictates that some of the frantic…