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Chris Binding

The Mirror: An Interview with Ed Boase

From the Narcissus myth to the frights of Oculus (2013), mirrors and ‘reflections’ have often been used in stories to reflect psychological states, serving as occult portals to alternative realities. Another filmmaker to take advantage of…

The Fat and The Angry (2014)

As one of the unintentional blunders of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, director Johan Renck’s Swedish language television epic The Fat and The Angry became lost in translation after a subtitle problem left dissatisfied punters…

Bannan (2014)

Edinburgh International is a harsh mistress sometimes. One minute you are knee deep in a cannibal genre picture and the next you find yourself in a Gaelic soap – opera on the island of Skye. Bannan was my wildcard this year, the first…

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…

One of a Kind (2013)

As a film about an epileptic - tree – surgeon - biker who heals people with his hands, One of a Kind is a film that lingers on the edge of the sublime – a French fantasy with the most unlikely of protagonists. Yet Francois Dupeyron’s film…