Of the twelve days that comprised this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, I was in town for six, during which time I was able to sample a good
I’ve been home for all of two days and am now, yet again waiting for a train to take me somewhere. This time to St Pancras so I can catch the Eurostar to
Film Festival, Live Action
Eighteen-year-old Silviu is serving out the last few days of his four year prison sentence. Called away from his manual labour, Silviu finds an unexpected
Undertow is very much one of those unusual film beasts, a story which sounds daft on paper but which works well on screen: in a tiny Peruvian fishing village,
From the very beginning of József Pacskovszki’s The Days of Desire something about it becomes very clear: it is absolutely stunning to look at. Scenes
Vacation! starts with a black and white, split-screen sequence in which Sugar, Lorelei, Donna and Dee-dee arrange, through a series of phone calls, to spend an
The last decade has been an interesting time for fans of Werner Herzog, the madman of world cinema who surely needs no introduction. During the last ten years,
Documentary, Film Festival
Steven Soderbergh’s body of work has always presented something of a problem for critics, its sheer eclecticism eschewing any easy pigeonholing. Despite
As I write, I sit eager with anticipation at the thought of returning to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Last year I was lucky enough to have a
I know this is just a picture of a bus, a number 26 bus but it is just one of many, many sentimental reminders of my past connection with the city. I’m
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