Saturday, September 5, 2015 ·

    HELLIONS revels in classic tropes from the golden age of slasher horror, writes Chloë Casper.


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    Saturday, September 5, 2015 ·

    A laugh a minute it ain’t, but Carolina Hellsgård’s film Wanja is a gripping watch, writes Garry Pope.


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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    Jim Moore reviews Czech classic CLOSELY OBSERVED TRAINS.

    Closely Observed Trains

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    This beautifully realised romance makes it easy to suspend disbelief even after 67 years.

    Letter from an Unknown Woman

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    Cinematic depictions of idiosyncratic small town America are so commonplace that sometimes only the real thing will do, writes Richard Hensby.

    Welcome To Leith

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    “There’s something importantly likeable at work here, which is not something you can often say about tales of woodland bloodshed. Prepare to be unexpectedly seduced.”

    Face of the Devil

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    Friday, September 4, 2015 ·

    Forget mid-western tumbleweed or the dusty horizons of southern Italy – DARKNESS trucks the violent western to the green fields of Ireland.

    Darkness On The Edge Of Town

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    Thursday, September 3, 2015 ·

    Faye Gentile interviews Daniel Fawcett artist and director behind SPLENDOR SOLIS

    Splendor Solis – Interview with Daniel Fawcett

Monday, February 9, 2015

Jack’s Berlinale Diary #2

“Time is precious and culturally-loaded with far more cinematic delicacies to try at a film festival. It’s bloomin’ marvellous!”

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Jack’s Berlinale Diary #1

Three days into the Berlinale Film Festival, Jack Toye dives straight into the action.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Still Life

Nobody should be lonely in 2015, with all communication settings firmly flicked to On. All the more horrific when a dead body is found in an empty home, time of death several weeks earlier…

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Japanese Cinema and Encounters

“It only happens in the movies”? There are certain things that only happen in Japanese movies, writes Noel Megahey at the Japan Foundation Touring Film Programme.

Monday, January 26, 2015


Relying on bawdy humour and a hip, anti-establishment attitude, MEATBALLS is set in a summer camp for misfits overseen by head counsellor Tripper (Bill Murray in his first starring role).

Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Wanderers

The Bronx, 1963. Geographically close, but in reality we’re a long way from WEST SIDE STORY and its rival gangs the Jets and the Sharks…

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Beyond Clueless

Jack Stocker reviews BEYOND CLUELESS, an experimental documentary which describes itself as “part adolescent fever dream, part roving visual essay”.

Saturday, January 10, 2015


PORKY’S virtually re-invented the teen-sex comedy genre, and it holds up remarkably well 35 years later, writes Wyndham Wise.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Font’s Othello

Anthony Davis spoke to Hammudi Al-Rahmoun Font about his entertaining and provocative Catalan adaptation of OTHELLO, screened at CFF2014

Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night

Ana Lily Amirpour’s A GIRL WALKS HOME ALONE AT NIGHT is a trope up-ended, with results at once gleeful and grisly, writes Ann Linden.