EIFF 2016

EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

Yoga Hosers – EIFF 2016

If you didn’t like Tusk, then chances are you could find Kevin Smith’s latest schlocky comedy adventure Yoga Hosers an absolute irritation. Smith’s latest addition to the True North Trilogy is a direct spin-off from Tusk which harks back to Clerks, fusing his earlier structure and themes with his later, more outré genre work. This […]

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Gary Numan Android in La La Land – EIFF 2016

If you’re a Gary Numan fan then look no further than Steve Read and Rob Alexander’s intimate expose Gary Numan: Android in La La Land. Numan has always been a figure of interest for the public. The synth-pop pioneer pre-dated Kraftwerk, so when he strutted out on stage, his face plastered with white greasepaint, his […]

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Seat in Shadow – EIFF 2016

Accomplished sculptor and avant-garde artist Henry Coombs arrived at Edinburgh film festival this year with his psycho-drama directorial debut Seat in Shadow. It’s a studied and emotional look at artist and muse, a close-up look at alienation, and an uplifting expose of life and love through the prism of gay experience.

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Karaoke Crazies – EIFF 2016

Kim Sang-Chan’s debut feature film Karaoke Crazies is a charmingly off-beat drama about a failing karaoke bar and the band of oddballs who make it their home. First off, Sang-Chan deserves credit for executing a film which boomerangs through tones so fast it will give you whiplash.

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Mr. Pig – EIFF 2016

Danny Glover has been getting too old for this shit since 1987’s Lethal Weapon, but you’ll be glad to hear he’s older than ever and shows no signs of stopping in Diego Luna’s Mr. Pig.

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Hunt for the Wilderpeople – EIFF 2016

Taika Waititi’s Hunt for the Wilderpeople is a step in the family-friendly direction after 2014’s horror mockumentary What We Do in the Shadows and it’s an absolute blast. One of the most impressive films at Edinburgh International Film Festival 2016, Waititi’s third feature film is destined to enjoy success around the world with all ages.

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Holidays – EIFF 2016

Holidays is the latest anthology film you’ll want to tick off your list if you’ve enjoyed recent projects like The ABCs of Death, A Chirstmas Horror Story, or the V/H/S films. One of the campest anthology films in a while, Holidays feels closer to George A. Romero and Stephen King’s’s 80’s pulp extravaganza Creepshow, than […]

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The Lure – EIFF 2016

The most unique, colourful, and impressive film at Edinburgh International Film Festival was easily The Lure; a macabre Polish siren musical that seduces as well as it thrills. Director Agnieszka Smoczynska has put together a remarkable piece of work with a talented team of Polish artists, so look no further if splendorous audio-visual fairs are […]

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The Man Who Was Thursday – EIFF 2016

Adapted from the classic 1908 existential novel by G. K. Chesterton, Balazs Juszt’s directorial debut is a heady thriller. Splitting time between a fascist-period attempt on Mussolini’s life and a contemporary plot to assassinate the pope, The Man Who Was Thursday takes place in the darker backstreets of faith.

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FirstBorn – EIFF 2016

Firstborn, the debut feature from Nirpal Bhogal, is a surprisingly effective hark-back to supernatural domestic thrillers of the 70s. Charlie (Antonia Thomas) and James (Luke Norris) are a young couple with a new born baby which appears to attract supernatural attention. As time goes by and baby Thea grows up, the family find themselves increasingly […]

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