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A Roundup of the 62nd London Film Festival

Director Alex Barrett runs through the highlights of his 53 film strong London Film Festival viewing experience, from new gems to unearthed classics.

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Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

A Roundup of Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Alex Barrett takes us through his highlights and discoveries from this year’s sun-baked edition of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

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Documentary, Film Festival, Live Action

A Look Ahead to Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018

Filmmaker Alex Barrett relishes in the coming delights of the 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival programme.

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Film Festival

EIFF2015: Business As Usual

“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.

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Film Festival

EIFF2015: The More Things Change…

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 & the

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Film Festival

EIFF2014: Festival Roundup

At the start of Paul Harrill’s beautifully thoughtful debut feature, Something, Anything, Peggy suffers a miscarriage. A letter of support arrives from

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Film Festival

EIFF2014: This Year, it’s all About the Films

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.

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Film Festival, Live Action

Joe Swanberg Talks Directing, Acting & Getting His Bigger Budget Brew on for ‘Drinking Buddies’

Joe Swanberg’s 15th feature 'Drinking Buddies' sees him working on his biggest scale yet, DN discovered how his indie working methods adapted to the task.

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Film Festival

London Film Festival 2013: Roundup

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.

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Film Festival

BFI London Film Festival 2013: Preview

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

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Film Festival

EIFF2013: Roundup Part II – Unexpected Discoveries

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

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Film Festival

EIFF2013: Roundup Part I – Expectations Fulfilled

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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