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The Fat and The Angry (2014)

As one of the unintentional blunders of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, director Johan Renck’s Swedish language television epic The Fat and The Angry became lost in translation after a subtitle problem left dissatisfied punters…

Bannan (2014)

Edinburgh International is a harsh mistress sometimes. One minute you are knee deep in a cannibal genre picture and the next you find yourself in a Gaelic soap – opera on the island of Skye. Bannan was my wildcard this year, the first…

The House of Magic (2013)

When it comes to commercial feature animation the industry is often swamped by major entertainment corporations – with Aardman films or similar independents pitting themselves against Pixar, Disney and Dreamworks collective market dominance…

One of a Kind (2013)

As a film about an epileptic - tree – surgeon - biker who heals people with his hands, One of a Kind is a film that lingers on the edge of the sublime – a French fantasy with the most unlikely of protagonists. Yet Francois Dupeyron’s film…

We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (2013)

You would think that after No Country For Old Men filmmakers would just give up on neo – noirs set in the desolate wastes of the American south but this year we had Joe, Cold in July, Hellion and to be honest pretty much the whole Edinburgh…

Ai Weiwei: The Fake Case (2013)

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei once described the act of censorship as ‘having the last sentence whatever you say the conclusion is theirs’; and as an individual who has spent most of his professional career using his status and influence to…