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weekender 0 EIFF 2011: Weekender Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Weekender Movie Review

Weekender is one of those of films which will play a lot better to fans of the particular subject matter, in this case it’s the

June 21, 2011 EIFF 2011
jitters 0 EIFF 2011: Jitters Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Jitters Movie Review

Comparisons are being immediately drawn between Baldvin Zophoníasson’s Icelandic teen drama Jitters and the Brit TV show Skins. I’ve never seen an episode of that

June 20, 2011 EIFF 2011
calvet 0 EIFF 2011: Calvet Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Calvet Movie Review

Just because (in definition) a documentary presents real life, hopefully without bias or unfair manipulation, doesn’t mean it can’t tell a good story. Calvet proves

June 20, 2011 EIFF 2011
troll hunter 0 EIFF 2011: Troll Hunter Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Troll Hunter Movie Review

Troll Hunter is just one in a long line of “found footage” films purporting to be unedited footage showing unbelievable events in the style of

June 19, 2011 EIFF 2011
the caller 0 EIFF 2011: The Caller Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: The Caller Movie Review

The Caller is a classic example of a film with a great premise that it doesn’t know what to do with once it has been

June 19, 2011 EIFF 2011
albatross 0 EIFF 2011: Albatross Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Albatross Movie Review

Making its world premier at the EIFF 2011, Niall MacCormick’s coming-of-age comedy-drama Albatross is destined to be one of the most talked about and beloved

June 17, 2011 EIFF 2011
the last circus 0 EIFF 2011: The Last Circus Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: The Last Circus Movie Review

Bizzare. Weird. Unique. Bold. All words that could be used to describe Álex de la Iglesia’s wonderfully wacky The Last Circus. An obvious cult film

June 17, 2011 EIFF 2011
project nim 0 EIFF 2011: Project Nim Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Project Nim Movie Review

Documentary fans will undoubtedly be highly anticipating the new film from director James Marsh, who brought us the fascinating Oscar-winning documentary Man On Wire a

June 16, 2011 EIFF 2011
MCDELSQ EC023 0 EIFF 2011: Elite Squad 2 Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Elite Squad 2 Movie Review

José Padilha’s 2007 film Elite Squad was a tough, gritty and frankly badass crime/action film that told of the dangerous, drug-filled slums of Rio De

June 16, 2011 EIFF 2011
shut up little man 0 EIFF 2011: Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Shut Up Little Man! An Audio Misadventure Movie Review

Often the real power of a good documentary is to fascinate and have a viewer hooked even if they aren’t already interested in or don’t

June 15, 2011 EIFF 2011
our day will come 0 EIFF 2011: Our Day Will Come Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Our Day Will Come Movie Review

Director Romain Gavras (most known internationally for his controversial video for the M.I.A. song “Born Free”) brings his gritty sensibilities to feature filmmaking with Our

June 15, 2011 EIFF 2011
tomboy 0 EIFF 2011: Tomboy Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Tomboy Movie Review

Sure to be one of 2011’s most subtly effective films, Céline Sciamma second directorial effort Tomboy (after well received Water Lilies) is an understated yet

June 14, 2011 EIFF 2011
phase 7 0 EIFF 2011: Phase 7 Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: Phase 7 Movie Review

It’s still early days of the EIFF 2011 but I am sad to say we already have our first dud. Nicolás Goldbart’s sci-fi/action/comedy Phase 7

June 14, 2011 EIFF 2011
the guard 0 EIFF 2011: The Guard Movie Review Overall Score

EIFF 2011: The Guard Movie Review

Kicking off the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 is The Guard. It’s one of those films that wouldn’t be anywhere near as effective if it

June 14, 2011 EIFF 2011
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