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EIFF 2019Festival CoverageReviews

Aniara – EIFF 2019

Earth is fucked. We all know that, and Sci-fi is increasingly interested in how to deal with how fucked we are. Aniara, from directors Pella Kagerman and Hugo Lilja, is an epic human-centric look at post-Earth life. Aniara starts off in a well-worn futuristic world where humanity is slowly being evacuated to communes on Mars […]

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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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Love Is the Devil – Blu-Ray

As with any film about art, the personality of the artist informs both art and film, John Maybury’s Love is the Devil: Study for a portrait of Francis Bacon, is a perfect example of this. The paintings of Bacon tell much about his cold, excessive, and cynical outlook, and the film must too. Maybury wants […]

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Festival CoverageSundance 2015

Larry Kramer In Love and Anger – Sundance 2015

If you don’t know who Larry Kramer is, it’s about time you did. The outspoken (read: insanely enraged) activist was a bubbling

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EIFF 2014Festival Coverage

Night Flight – EIFF 2014

Night Flight is the name of an old abandoned gay bar, once covertly operated in an apartment block. Here two young men meet up periodically to discuss gay life in contemporary Korea. As they stand on the roof, chain smoking under a sunset sky, the ominous sounds of the planes overhead and traffic down below […]

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Festival CoverageTIFF 2013

Gerontophilia – TIFF 2013

The Oxford dictionary of Psychology defines the rather ominous term Gerontophilia thus: ‘A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual

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