Film reviews and more

Day: 20 June 2012

EIFF 2012: ‘Rent-a-Cat’ review

★★★★☆ Naoko Ogigami’s Rent-a-Cat (Rentaneko, 2011) is a delightfully twee story of self discovery which successfully blends elements of Jean-Pierre Jeunet’s Amélie (2001) with the sweet sentiment of Studio Ghibli. One of the most simplistic and accessible offerings at this year’s […]

EIFF 2012: ‘The Invader’ review

★★★☆☆ Belgium short filmmaker and visual artist Nicolas Provost brings his compelling and assured 2011 debut The Invader (L’envahisseur) to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Acting as a refreshingly unbiased examination of illegal immigration and asylum seekers, Provost’s film is […]

EIFF 2012: ‘Killer Joe’ review

★★★★☆ This year’s opening film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival is William Friedkin’s trashy, yet extremely provocative Killer Joe (2011). Starring Matthew McConaughey, Emile Hirsch and Juno Temple, Friedkin’s latest feature is a surreal, absurd and incredibly nauseating Texan […]