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Homo Sapiens

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HOMO SAPIENS will take you on reflective journey that encourages you to relish your inner thoughts, and contemplate what it really means to be human.

The Childhood Of A Leader

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Don’t throw stones in a fragile post-WWI European glasshouse! Jack Toye reviews THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

Bugs

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Lock up your stick insects! The Nordic Food Lab are coming! Jack Toye reviews Andreas Johnsen’s BUGS at Edinburgh International Film Festival

‘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.

Interview with Midi Z

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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.

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.

Upstream Color

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Squirm-inducing body horror, the field recording expeditions of a pig farmer, meditations on free will, and a vague romance. Paul Milne reviews Shane Carruth’s latest.

Frankenstein’s Army

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You’d be correct in expecting gore from this film. An enjoyable, if guilty spectacle, writes Paul Milne at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Mushrooming (Seenelkäik)

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Steve Williams reviews Toomas Hussar’s directorial debut MUSHROOMING, a satire on the conflict between social decency and people’s true and hidden natures.

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