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 […]

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 […]

Film Review: ‘Think Like a Man’

★★☆☆☆ Many films are based on books but rarely is it a self-help book – but that is exactly what director Tim Story has done with Think Like a Man (2012). Based on the best-seller of […]

Film Review: ‘Chernobyl Diaries’

★★★☆☆ The subject of a post-apocalyptic social meltdown is fast becoming the new direction for horror cinema – at least if films like Chernobyl Diaries (2012) are any indicator. This apocalyptic chiller by debut director Bradley […]

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 […]