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Edinburgh International Film Festival

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…

EIFF 2014: Teen Spirit Shorts

Handpicked by the Edinburgh Film Festival ‘young programmers’ team, the Teen Spirit Shorts programme collected the best in international short films representing teenage experiences across boundaries of class, religion and history. As one…

Korso (2014)

Teenage dreams, delusion and denial are often at the heart of Edinburgh International’s ‘Teen Spirit’ strand and Akseli Tuomivaara directed Korso is no exception, as a film about small – town dreams and harsh realities in Finland. The film…

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…

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (2013)

You would think that after No Country For Old Men filmmakers would just give up on neo – noirs set in the desolate wastes of the American south but this year we had Joe, Cold in July, Hellion and to be honest pretty much the whole Edinburgh…

Life After Beth (2014)

As a fan of horror cinema there’s only so many independent genre parodies with witty title puns you can take before you garner the desire to drive a stake through your own heart – especially when the ‘zom – rom – com’ has unfortunately…

Galore (2013)

When sifting through the self – indulgent art-house and borderline laughable genre flicks at Edinburgh International, occasionally you get a desire for more palatable brand of honesty. Thankfully the youth programmed ‘Teen Spirit’ strand…