Film reviews and more

Day: 19 June 2013

EIFF 2013: Full programme unveiled

Last month saw the release of the full lineup for the 67th Edinburgh International Film Festival. In his second year as artistic director, Chris Fujiwara will be hoping to build on the success of 2012’s resurgent incarnation of the festival. […]

EIFF 2013: ‘Breathe In’ review

★★★☆☆ The opening film of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, Drake Doremus’ sophomore effort Breathe In (2013) is the discreetly anticipated follow-up to 2011’s Like Crazy. Reuniting Doremus with Felicity Jones (who’s performance here marks a striking surge in […]

Film Review: ‘Before Midnight’

★★★★☆ Before Midnight (2013) is the final part of an extraordinary trilogy, directed by Richard Linklater and starring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. For those who have watched the previous two films, Before Sunrise (1995) and Before Sunset (2004), it […]

Film Review: ‘The Seasoning House’

★★★☆☆ British make-up effects maestro Paul Hyett turns his hand to directing with The Seasoning House (2012), a technically meticulous effort that certainly tries hard, but ultimately can’t quite deliver the goods. Hyett’s near-wordless opening fifteen minutes set a harrowing […]

Film Review: ‘Spike Island’

★★★☆☆ It would seem that 2013 is shaping up to be the true second coming of legendary Manchurian outfit The Stone Roses. Following triumphant reunion gigs and an equally lauded documentary, Made of Stone, into the mix comes Roses-tinged teen […]