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Month: June 2012

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Film Review: ‘The Fairy’

★★★☆☆ Flawed, modern day fairytale The Fairy (La fée, 2011) is the third film from comic-collaborators Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon and Bruno Romy. Dom works in a small hotel just outside of Le Havre. One night a barefoot, luggage-less woman named Fiona walks in claiming to be […]

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EIFF 2012: ‘V/H/S’ review

★★★☆☆ Bringing together a wealth of American filmmakers including Ti West and Joe Swanberg, V/H/S (2012) is an experimental horror anthology that looks to have the last word on the topic of ‘found footage’. The cinematic collage follows a group of detestable young men […]

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EIFF 2012: ‘Pusher’ (2012) review

★★☆☆☆ Luis Prieto’s Pusher (2012) is a vigorous British remake of Danish director Nicolas Winding Refn’s 1996 breakthrough hit of the same name. Starring Richard Coyle (his second appearance at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival – the other being the warmly-received Irish horror […]

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Film Review: ‘Friends with Kids’

★☆☆☆☆ Jennifer Westfeldt’s directorial debut Friends with Kids (2011) is the kind of messy, callous and nepotistic American ensemble comedy that can only be made by an overly pretentious, well-connected filmmaker. The great tragedy is that although Friends with Kids has made a relatively […]

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Film Review: ‘Dark Horse’

★★☆☆☆ Written and directed by Todd Solondz, the misanthropic master of cult classics Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995) and Happiness (1998), Dark Horse (2011) sees a return to the seemingly familiar territory of unhappy characters and the unpleasant situations they find themselves in. The […]

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Film Review: ‘Storage 24’

★★★☆☆ What do Attack the Block (2011), Die Hard (1988) and Alien (1979) all have in common? They all know how to use their locations. They’re also not set in a storage facility – unlike Johannes Roberts’ Storage 24 (2012). The low-budget British sci-fi […]

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Film Review: ‘Killer Joe’

★★★★☆  It’s been six whole years since US master director William Friedkin (best known for 1973’s The Exorcist) last brought his talents to the big screen, but he’s now returned with his exposé of hick life Killer Joe (2011), starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple. In […]