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T2 Trainspotting (2017)

“The most energetic film we have ever seen,” is how Danny Boyle first envisioned 1996’s Trainspotting. As it turned out, that was something of an understatement. A wild, sweaty, angry ode to a bunch of Scottish skag heads, the seminal…

Snowpiercer (2013)

Snowpiercer has been a long time coming. Film fans heard about it some time ago, and the trailer seemed to please most people. Then there was talk of studio interference ahead of the movie getting a release in America. Because Americans…

Boyle-ing Point

With the release of Trance (reviewed here) on shiny disc in the UK this week, I decided that now was as good a time as any to look back over the filmography of one of my favourite directors. In fact, I made him an honorary Scotsman after…

EIFF 2011 – An Overview

So that's it then. The credits have rolled, everyone can breathe a sigh of relief and cinema staff in Edinburgh can stop being irritated by a swarm of people turning up at free screening after free screening to try and catch "the next big…

Perfect Sense (2011)

An epidemic movie with a major difference, Perfect Sense focuses on a young chef (Ewan McGregor) and an epidemioligist (Eva Green) who find each other in the midst of a very strange global crisis. People experience crushing feelings of…