EIFF 2013: ‘Viola’ review

★★★★☆ With latest effort Viola (2012), Argentine director Matías Piñeiro continues his fascination with Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in what could be seen as a fitting counterpart to his 2011 short film, Rosalinda. Ostensibly an unassuming tale about a girl working for her partner’s pirate video delivery service in Buenos Aires, Continue Reading

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Film Review: ‘Snitch’

★★★☆☆ Through course of association, the merest reference to former wrestling superstar Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson automatically brings to mind testosterone-filled actioners, and for good reason; this year alone the actor has starred in the enjoyable Fast & Furious 6 and the not-so-enjoyable G.I. Joe: Retaliation. With Snitch (2013), however, Continue Reading