Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action
26th October, 2018
Director Alex Barrett runs through the highlights of his 53 film strong London Film Festival viewing experience, from new gems to unearthed classics.
2nd July, 2018
Alex Barrett takes us through his highlights and discoveries from this year’s sun-baked edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
20th June, 2018
Filmmaker Alex Barrett relishes in the coming delights of the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival programme.
29th June, 2015
“The film was the best I saw while at the festival.” A run down of what exited and disappointed us at this year's Edinburgh International Film Festival.
15th June, 2015
With the 2015 edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival just 2 days away, DN's Alex Barrett ponders the festival's recent changes at the top &
1st July, 2014
At the start of Paul Harrill’s beautifully thoughtful debut feature, Something, Anything, Peggy suffers a miscarriage. A letter of support arrives
18th June, 2014
Writer/director Alex Barrett gets in the mood for his trip to the Edinburgh International Film Festival and explains why this year it's all about the films.
Film Festival, Live Action
23rd October, 2013
With his new film Drinking Buddies, mumblecore pioneer Joe Swanberg returns for the sixth time to the London Film Festival. The film is Swanberg’s
22nd October, 2013
As I sit writing this roundup on the final day of this year’s London Film Festival, I feel the air around me haunted by a strange sense of mediocrity.
4th September, 2013
Earlier this morning, the programme for the BFI London Film Festival 2013 was announced, and although the Twitter buzz claiming this to be one of the most
5th July, 2013
I ended the first part of this roundup with a discussion of Historic Centre, one of my festival highlights, before going on to say that there was one film I
4th July, 2013
When writer, film critic, and book editor Chris Fujiwara took over the role of Artistic Director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival in September
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