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EIFF 2018Festival Coverage

Swinging Safari – EIFF 2018 Review

Since his debut feature film in 1993, Australian auteur Stephan Elliott has made 10 films, none more successful or iconic than the exuberant drag queen road movie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert. The

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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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EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

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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EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

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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EIFF 2016Festival Coverage

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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Festival CoverageGFF 2016

Love and Peace – GFF 2016

Love and Peace is the twenty-ninth feature film from eclectic Japanese writer/director Sion Sono, the man behind cult escapades like Love Exposure, Cold Fish, and Tokyo Tribe.

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Blu-rayReviews

The Cat and the Canary – Blu-Ray Review

The Cat and The Canary, Elliot Nugent’s 1939 horror, has a lot more comedy in mind than its silent Paul Leni-directed 1927 original or even the stage origins of John Willard’s original play. The laughs come mostly from Bob Hope, who stars in his first leading role as Wally Campbell; a golden-hearted feather-weight with a […]

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EIFF 2015Festival Coverage

Dead Rising – EIFF 2015

Considering how saturated the zombie genre is, its difficult to craft an exceptional or even noteworthy entry. Dead Rising: Watchtower, the screen adaptation of the popular Capcom game franchise, has even more pressure since its namesake is a hugely successful part of modern zombie culture, loved by fans worldwide.

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Festival CoverageTIFF 2013

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon – TIFF 2013

Mike Myers’ directorial debut is proof not only that he’s a skilled director and impressive documenter, but the subject of his film is probably one of the coolest men

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Festival CoverageGFF 2013

John Dies at the End – GFF 2013

When I hear cult-auteur Don Coscarelli is working on a new film I get pretty excited, I read a synopsis and my excitement grows, Angus Scrimm (the Tall Man!) signs on for

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