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EIFF 2016: The Overview

And that's it. You don't need to put up with any more of my constant babbling (well, for a few days anyway). EIFF 2016 has come and gone, and what a fantastic 70th year it was for the festival. Kevin Smith (plus wife, Jen, and daughter,…

EIFF 2016: Whisky Galore (2016)

Based on the original Ealing movie that was based on a novel that was based on a true incident, Whisky Galore will already be pretty familiar to film fans. But I'll quickly cover the plot anyway. It's wartime. People can't always get as…

EIFF 2016: Mr. Right (2016)

Mr. Right has a lot in the mix that film fans will find very familiar. In fact, it may seem so familiar to some that you'd need it to be very good indeed to feel worth your time. It's a good job it is then. Sam Rockwell stars as a hitman…

EIFF 2016: Brothers (2015)

You know how it is. You're at a party, or a family gathering, and at some point you end up sitting alongside the proud parents who won't accept that others don't find their child quite as special as they do. You may have to look through…

EIFF 2016: River (2015)

Rossif Sutherland stars here as John Lake, a young doctor working in Laos. He heads out one night for a big drinking session and ends up the next day with more than just a pesky hangover. He has memories of intervening between a sexual…

EIFF 2016: American Hero (2015)

If you've heard of writer-director Nick Love then you may be very surprised by his move towards something a bit different with American Hero. We're talking, after all, about the man who gave us the likes of The Football Factory, The…

EIFF 2016: Take Down (2016)

Jeremy Sumpter (who I haven't seen onscreen since his starring role in Peter Pan, but maybe I've just missed his other movies) stars in this violent tale of spoilt kids against armed robbers. He plays Kyle Hartmann, a rich young man who has…

EIFF 2016: Flash Gordon (1980)

I last viewed Flash Gordon a very, very long time ago. I was a young teenager, or perhaps even slightly younger, and it was on TV. But that experience was enough to keep it in my memory for decades. If asked, I would reply that it was a…