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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 REVIEW: The Legend of Barney Thomson (2015)

Pitchy is probably the best word for Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson, the opening film of 2015’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Having made the not unusual (nor unforgivable) choice to direct himself in the title role, Carlyle delivers a comedy jet black in … 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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EIFF 2014: First Thoughts

Gondry v Chomsky, Nic Cage and zombies! It can mean only one thing – the full programme for Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014, taking place from Wednesday 18th June until Sunday 29th June, has just been announced. Take a peek at the programme for yourself here. … Continue reading

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