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eiff 2015

Bereave (2015)

When I walked out of the cinema after just having viewed Bereave I was in a good mood. I'd just spent over an hour and a half being bemused and amused in equal measure. I couldn't hate the film because it made me chuckle so often.…

Fresno (2015)

Natasha Lyonne and Judy Greer play Martha and Shannon, respectively, in this tired comedy that tries to set itself out as something different because it dares to have a main character who is a sex addict. It's not anything different. In…

Narcopolis (2014)

As I sat down to write my review of Narcopolis I began to feel guilty. It felt unfair to criticise a movie so much when it had obviously tried to deliver something beyond the restraints of a low budget and limited resources. But then I…

Scottish Mussel (2015)

I have seen a few Scottish rom-coms in the past few years and they have taught me one thing - Scotland just isn't the place to be making rom-coms. I don't know for certain what it is that makes them so unfilmable here in Scotland, but I am…

Tu Dors Nicole (2014)

With its black and white cinematography, female lead character who seems to be struggling to move on with her life, sense of fun and energy, and good use of music, the first point of comparison for this movie may well be Frances Ha. It was…

Swung (2015)

Making a movie about the swinging scene is no easy feat. Make it too bleak and serious and you have the potential to be stuck in the shadow of a well-revered movie like Shame. Make it too amusing and you could end up in the company of Sex…

Labyrinthus (2014)

Labyrinthus is a moderately enjoyable adventure movie that stands on the shoulders of quite a few predecessors. There's a game being played that has serious consequences in the real world a la Jumanji and Zathura. There's a computer game…

Misery Loves Comedy (2015)

Misery Loves Comedy is a fun documentary. Any documentary that questions various comedians and actors should be. Kevin Pollak is the offscreen interviewer, asking a number of questions that hope to provide us with a sketch of just what it…

The Wolfpack (2015)

This documentary tells the fascinating and bizarre story of the Angulo family. Living in an apartment in the Lower East Side of Manhattan, the Angulo brothers were kept separated from society by an overprotective father. It's not that they…

You’re Ugly Too (2015)

The thing about attending a film festival, ANY major film festival, is that you see so many films that feel like, well, festival films. They introduce you to some characters, you get a snapshot of their lives, and the ending doesn't…