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FrightFest 2011: ‘Rabies’ review

★★★★☆ In Latin, the word rabies translates literally as ‘madness’; something the pretty girls and boys visiting this deserted woodland could never have imagined. Aharon Keshales’ Rabies (Kalevet, 2010) violently breaks all the conventions of the slasher […]

FrightFest 2011: ‘Troll Hunter’ review

★★☆☆☆ In the run-up to its Saturday screening at this year’s Film4 FrightFest, I can exclusively reveal that Norwegian mockumentary Troll Hunter (2010) revolves around the act of…troll hunting. It really is that simple – and […]

Venice Film Festival 2011: Preview

The 68th Venice Film Festival kicks off at the end of this month (31 August) with a whole host of world premieres including Tomas Alfredson’s Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (read our preview here), Andrea Arnold’s Wuthering […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011: Alternative roundup

It has been little over half a year since the last Sheffield Doc/Fest, and while the impetus for the move to June was somewhat undermined by the sodden outdoor screenings, the sheer breadth of films and […]

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2011: Festival roundup

Sheffield Doc/Fest has rightly won a reputation for being one of the most important aspects of the documentary film calendar for industry professionals and fans of the form alike. This year it had moved its slot […]