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2012 – That Was The Year That Was

We arrive, once more, at the end of another full year, another year in which myself and fellow Flickfeasters have cast our eyes over far too many movies to count. But, fool that I am, I thought I'd give it a go anyway. What follows is an…

Guinea Pigs (2012)

In a world dominated by endless clones of Saw and The Last Broadcast, British director Ian Clark brings things back to basics with this claustrophobic and intense psychological horror, originally slated for a 2011 release but held back at…

EIFF 2012 – An Overview

It all ends for another year. The curtains have closed on EIFF 2012, everyone can get back to something resembling a normal life and cinema staff in Edinburgh can stop being irritated by a swarm of people turning up at free screening after…

Kid-Thing (2012)

It's often forgotten about, or overlooked, nowadays but Steven Soderbergh made a fantastic movie in the early 90s called King Of The Hill. It was, essentially, about a young boy trying to survive on his own with nothing much to help him…

Here, There (2011)

With the sedate pace and beautiful cinematography matching material that doesn't ever feel like it's building up to any particular finale or resolution I can easily see why Here, There would be dismissed or even disliked by many. I really…

The Lifeguard (2011)

As wary as I am of starting the review with these words, The Lifeguard should appeal most to viewers who enjoy the subtle blurring of fact and fiction so prevalent in outings such as This Is Spinal Tap and "The Office". It's done in the…

Tabu (2012)

Imagine, for a few moments at least, that Paul Thomas Anderson decided to make his usual wonderful type of movie in the style of a black and white epic from yesteryear. That movie would be Tabu and if you’re not sold on it already then…

Dragon (2011)

AKA, to me, A History Of Martial Arts Violence. Donnie Yen has been casting a huge shadow over the martial arts action subgenre for many years (if you haven’t seen any of his work then I urge you to watch the likes of Iron Monkey and IP Man…

Tetsuo: The Iron Man (1989)

Take a spoonful of David Lynch, a little helping of Pi and more than a healthy measure of David Cronenberg then liberally soak in some miso paste for an hour or so and you have some approximation of the utterly bonkers, but at times…