‘Til Madness Do Us Part

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‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART is a world of delirium but also of sensation, patiently exposed by the director, Wang Bin. Tianyi Shen reviews at EIFF.


Palo Alto

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Closer to MYSTERIOUS SKIN than CLUELESS in its treatment of American teenagers, PALO ALTO is a fine calling card for another member of the talented Coppola clan.


Snowpiercer

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Tilda Swinton is a joy to hate but Bong Joon-Ho’s editing lets down the weird and wonderful SNOWPIERCER, screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


EIFF Shorts: Youth In Flames

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Screened at the Cameo Picturehouse as part of the EIFF shorts programme, YOUTH IN FLAMES illustrates the burning bright nature of adolescence.


Hellion

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Kat Candler’s debut feature HELLION is a mature study on the breakdown in a family following the crumbling away of parental responsibility, writes Jack Toye.


A Most Wanted Man

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Fans of le Carré won’t be disappointed by A MOST WANTED MAN – and Hoffman fans get another chance to say goodbye to a luminary legend of the screen and stage.


Set Fire to the Stars

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We are used to seeing Elijah Wood as a Hobbit or a hooligan, but a professor of poetry is quite something else, writes Jack Toye at the Edinburgh Film Fest.


Life May Be

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Two greats of contemporary world cinema collide in the epistolary LIFE MAY BE, which premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Jack Toye reviews.


Cannes Diary: Day 6

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Final Cannes diary entry: In which Jack bids a fond farewell to Cannes.


Cannes Diary: Day 5

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Day 5: In which Jack muses that the breakdown of society would be a terrible and tragic thing… but at least you wouldn’t get jostled in the street by boors with halitosis.


Cannes Diary: Day 4

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Day 4: In which Jack steps through the looking glass, gets a “fitty” ticket upgrade and hangs out with Pedro Almodóvar.


Cannes Diary: Day 3

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Day Three: In which Jack discovers a great new film by CFF favourite Celine Sciamma, falls for a Scandi short and then falls asleep in a screening.


NFF SHORTS

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Jeremiah Humphreys reviews some of the shorts screened at the Norwich Film Festival this year.


Cannes Diary: Day 2

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Day Two: In which Jack loiters with Capote on the French Riviera, takes in some short films and meets a brace of Iraqi filmmakers.


Cannes Diary 2014

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Day One at Cannes Film Festival: In which Jack pops his TGV cherry, fends off French queues and goes to an English pub by mistake.