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    Wednesday, August 20, 2014 ·

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

    Free Range/Ballad On Approving Of The World

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    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ·

    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: Baby Mary

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    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ·

    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.

    Short Fusion: Charlie Says

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    Tuesday, August 19, 2014 ·

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


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    Monday, August 18, 2014 ·

    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.

    The Mad Magician

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    Sunday, August 17, 2014 ·

    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.

    Short Fusion: Cowboy Ben

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    Saturday, August 16, 2014 ·

    An air of French sophistication, intense privacy, a peripatetic pack-rat’s mound of carefully packed-up junk and a camera around her neck. FINDING VIVIAN MAIER.

    Finding Vivian Maier

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    Saturday, August 16, 2014 ·

    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.

    Interview with Dunstan Bruce

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

‘Til Madness Do Us Part

‘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.

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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Palo Alto

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014


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.

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Little Fugitive

A little-seen gem of a movie, with a captivating young lead and ground-breaking style, writes Sarah Lambert.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


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.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Interview with Midi Z

Tianyi Shen spoke to Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z at EIFF about his film ICE POISON, a dark and elegant depiction of Myanmar’s crystal meth scene.

Monday, June 23, 2014

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.

Monday, June 23, 2014

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.

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Kind Hearts and Class War

Keith Braithwaite’s pick of the Best of British is KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS, a black comedy that packs a hidden punch.