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EIFF 2016: Tiger Raid (2016)

Two men on their way to complete a job, something that viewers can surmise will involve some nasty business. There's small talk, there's bickering, and there's a lack of certainty when it comes to matters of loyalty. And one of those men is…

EIFF 2016: Spa Night (2016)

Joe Seo stars as David, a Korean-American teenager who seems to be at a crucial point in his life. His parents have fallen on some hard times, he's struggling to bring up his SAT scores to the level needed for his preferred colleges, and…

EIFF 2016: FirstBorn (2016)

FirstBorn is a film from director Nirpal Bhogal, and when I sat down to watch the film I couldn't recall why I had wanted to see it, apart from it being a horror movie. Then I saw that the script was written by Bhogal and Sean Hogan. THAT…

EIFF 2016: Pikadero (2015)

Pikadero isn't a bad movie. It's just not a very good one. And it also seems to be a bit confused as to what it actually wants to be. Take the central premise, where the title of the film comes from. A pikadero is, apparently, a public…

EIFF 2016: The Carer (2016)

While it's all been done before, The Carer overcomes unoriginality and predictability thanks to a fantastic central performance from Brian Cox, playing an elderly and infirm actor being looked after by the titular carer (played by Coco…

EIFF 2016: Shadow World (2016)

No pun intended, writing about Shadow World could be a bit of a minefield. The initial reaction as the end credits roll is one of anger. I wanted to rush home and name and shame everyone involved. But that's not a good way to do things, not…

EIFF 2016: Holidays (2016)

Remember when horror anthology movies were few and far between? Now it feels as if we get another one every month. Holidays is one such film, bringing to you a selection of holiday-based tales from the likes of Adam Egypt Mortimer, Kevin…

EIFF 2016: Burden (2016)

I really didn't know anything about Chris Burden before I sat down to this documentary about him. To be completely honest, as the lights went down and the film began, I struggled to remember what I was about to see. I'd even forgotten that…