Free Range/Ballad On Approving Of The World

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Woollen tank-tops have never looked so cool, according to Edd Elliott

Short Fusion: Baby Mary


We spoke to Kris Swanberg about her short BABY MARY, in which a little girl in Chicago takes a neglected toddler under her wing.

Short Fusion: Charlie Says


CHARLIE SAYS tells the brooding story of a young boy, and the consequences of a (relatively) innocent lie he tells while on holiday with his family. See it at CFF2014.



A film where nothing (and yet everything) happens, Cesc Gay’s FICTION is intensely – and authentically – romantic, writes Rebecca Naughten. See it at CFF2014.

The Mad Magician


Elegant little period shocker, with a nicely modulated performance by Vincent Price, and which gives a whole new meaning to ‘Buzz-Kill’, writes Stephen Watson.

Short Fusion: Cowboy Ben


A man drinks with his friend in a bar on his birthday… but all is not as it seems. COWBOY BEN screens as part of CFF2014′s short film strand.

Interview with Dunstan Bruce


We spoke to the director of A CURIOUS LIFE about his documentary following folk-punk rockers The Levellers, which screens at Cambridge Film Fest this year.



Tamar van den Dop mingles the majestic and the mundane in her darkly comic coming-of-age drama SUPERNOVA.

‘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.



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


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



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


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


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.