Category Archives: EIFF

INTERVIEW: Des Mangan (Hercules Returns)

Des Mangan is the man behind Double Take, the comedy troupe who gave us cult comedy Hercules Returns (David Parker, 1993), which Physical Impossibility is presenting at the Grosvenor Cinema, Glasgow, for one night only on Saturday 26/09 as part of Scalarama 2015. … Continue reading

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What does VHS mean to you?

What does VHS mean to you? Three quite different but uniformly excellent documentaries at Edinburgh International Film Festival – Remake, Remix, Rip-off (Cem Kaya, 2014), Chuck Norris Vs Communism (Ilinca Calugareanu, 2015) and Stand by for Tape Back-Up (Ross Sutherland, … Continue reading

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EIFF 2015: Feature Picks

The selection of genre films in Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 2015 programme is pretty mouthwatering – there’s Maggie, One & Two, Parasyte: Part 1 and Redeemer to name but a few – so, just like the docs and the retro picks, this was a tricky … Continue reading

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EIFF 2015: Retro Picks

We’ve seen already how Edinburgh International Film Festival’s documentary strand this year is an embarrassment of riches, but turns out it’s a gala year for looking back too. Without further ado, here’s my picks from the old films screening again at EIFF … Continue reading

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EIFF 2015: Documentary Picks

It’s a really strong year for documentaries at EIFF, making this a pleasingly tricky shortlist to formulate. Luckily, I could care less about the high-profile Amy Winehouse doc, Amy (though director Asif Kapadia’s Senna was engaging enough). It was tougher to jettison two films about … Continue reading

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EIFF 2014: A Closer Look

Since my first thoughts on the EIFF 2014 programme, tickets have gone on sale and the final countdown to this year’s festival has begun. Also, I’ve been looking beyond the familiar, jump-out names to interrogate the line-up a wee bit more … Continue reading

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EIFF 2014 Trailer Binge

Here are all the trailers I’ve found so far for the films programmed at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014. The playlist is drawn from/limited to YouTube, so there are a number of trailers and clips lacking in English-language subtitles while … Continue reading

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