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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: Little Men (2016)

When his grandfather passes away, young Jake Jardine (Theo Taplitz) has to move with his parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle) into the apartment that they have inherited. That apartment is above a shop, being rented by a woman (Paulina…

EIFF 2011 – An Overview

So that's it then. The credits have rolled, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and cinema staff in Edinburgh can stop being irritated by a swarm of people turning up at free screening after free screening to try and catch "the next big…

Calvet (2011)

Portrait of the artist as a tortured soul? That would be an apt description of Calvet, a documentary that gets you interested from the very beginning and holds your attention throughout while taking a number of unexpected, and at times…

An interview with Dominic Allan

"Never believe you've played your last hand." Dominic Allan is the director of the astonishingly good documentary Calvet (the website is here) and I had the pleasure of meeting him for an interview on a rainy day in Edinburgh that was…