24th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘For Those in Peril’ Review

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Stars: Kate Dickie, Michael Smiley, George MacKay, Nichola Burley, Brian McCardie, Gavin Park, Jordan Young | Written and Directed by Paul Wright Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse British cinema is great at taking quaint environments and turning them into Hell. We also have a penchant for misery and wasted lives, both of which you’ll find […]

22nd Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Leviathan’ Review

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Stars: Declan Conneely, Johnny Gatcombe, Adrian Guillette |Written and Directed by Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse One of the most intriguing films of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is the experimental documentary piece Leviathan; an abstract look at the relationship between man and nature. It won’t be for everyone, in fact it will […]

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20th Jul2013

‘Frankenstein’s Army’ Review

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Stars: Karel Roden, Joshua Sasse, Robert Gwilym, Alexander Mercury, Luke Newberry, Hon Ping Tang, Andrei Zayats, Mark Stevenson | Written by Richard Raaphorst, Chris W. Mitchell, Miguel Tejada-Flores | Directed by Richard Raaphorst Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Over the past few years there’s been a real peak in the impact of fan-boy fantasy […]

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19th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Everyone’s Going To Die’ Review

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Stars: Nora Tschirner, Rob Knighton, Kellie Shirley, Stirling Gallacher, Liberty Selby, Madeline Duggan, Eliza Harrison-Dine, Ellie Chidzey | Written and Directed by Jones Review by Scott Clark of Cinehouse Melanie (Nora Tschirner) is a young woman living out a dull existence in an English seaside town, her life crawls along until she meets Ray (Rob […]

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05th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Magic Magic’ Review

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Stars: Juno Temple, Emily Browning , Michael Cera, Catalina Sandino Moreno, Agustín Silva | Written and Directed by Sebastian Silva Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Sebastian Silva’s Magic Magic is perhaps one of the more enigmatic features of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival, so enigmatic in fact, that many viewers may be left rather […]

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04th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘uwantme2killhim?’ Review

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Stars: Jamie Blackley, Toby Regbo, Jaime Winstone, Joanne Froggatt, Liz White, Mark Womack | Written by Mike Walden | Directed by Andrew Douglas Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Viewers may initially be taken aback when seeing the credits of upcoming British feature uwantme2killhim? What appears as a low-key thriller actually has some big […]

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04th Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘A Long Way From Home’ Review

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Stars: James Fox, Brenda Fricker, Natalie Dormer, Paul Nicholls | Written and Directed by Virginia Gilbert Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Virginia Gilbert directs A Long Way from Home, a graceful dramatic feature based on her own short story of the same. Gilbert provides us with a rich palette of fascinating characters and breathtaking locations in […]

03rd Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Struck By Lightning’ Review

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Stars: Rebel Wilson, Chris Colfer, Dermot Mulroney, Scott Bailey, Allison Janney, Frank Noel | Written by Chris Colfer | Directed by Brian Dannelly Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Glee’s Chris Colfer makes the jump from television to cinema with Struck By Lightning, which he adapts from his own book Struck By Lightning: The Carson Phillips […]

01st Jul2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The Conjuring’ Review

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Stars: Vera Farmiga, Patrick Wilson, Lili Taylor, Ron Livingston, Joey King | Written by Chad Hayes, Carey Hayes | Directed by James Wan Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies James Wan has fast become one of the most prominent directors in the world of horror cinema. With stellar features like Saw, Dead Silence and Insidious under his belt, […]

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28th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘We Are the Freaks’ Review

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Stars: Jamie Blackley, Sean Teale , Michael Smiley, Danielle Bux | Written and Directed by Justin Edgar Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Justin Edgar’s We Are the Freaks sets out to challenge the conventions of the traditional teen-comedy, and it mostly does so with a cheeky sense of humour and fond nostalgia for the nineties. […]

28th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Il Futuro’ Review

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Stars: Luigi Ciardo, Manuela Martelli, Rutger Hauer, Nicolas Vaporidis, Alessandro Giallocosta, Pino Calabrese | Written and Directed by Alicia Scherson Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Alicia Scherson’s third feature-length film, Il Futuro, is a staggeringly impressive watch. Adapted from Chilean novel Una Novelita Lumpen by Roberto Bolano, Il Futuro is a thrilling tale of suspense, eroticism, […]

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25th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The Bling Ring’ Review

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Stars: Emma Watson, Katie Chang, Leslie Mann, Israel Broussard, Katie Chang | Written and Directed by Sofia Coppola Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies The Bling Ring marks Sofia Coppola’s first feature since 2010′s outstanding Somewhere and faces the challenge of living up to the quality of this and her previous body of work. Whilst The […]

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25th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The Complex (Kuroyuri danchi)’ Review

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Stars: Atsuko Maeda, Hiroki Narimiya, Masanobu Katsumura | Written by Junya Kato, Ryûta Miyake | Directed by Hideo Nakata Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse We should know better than to get excited when a once great horror director makes a back to basics comeback. It’s happened with John Carpenter (The Ward), George A. Romero (Survival of […]

23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Frances Ha’ Review

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Stars: Greta Gerwig, Mickey Sumner, Adam Driver, Michael Esper | Written by Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig | Directed by Noah Baumbach Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Chances are the most charming film you will see at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival is Noah Baumbach’s Frances Ha. The feature sees him team up with Greta […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Shooting Bigfoot’ Review

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Features: C. Thomas Biscardi, Wayne Burton, Rick Dyer | Directed by Morgan Matthews Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Morgan Matthews’ Shooting Bigfoot is likely to be a firm fan favourite of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. Matthews’ feature is an amusing and occasionally dark look into the world of ‘bigfoot hunting’ with enough […]

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23rd Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘Before You Know It’ Review

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Directed by P J Raval Review by Andrew MacArthur of Cinehouse Despite all the big arrivals at the Edinburgh International Film Festival (we’ve had The Bling Ring, Monsters University, The East etc.), this year’s standout features have all been relatively low key documentaries. Whilst these documentaries may not have the star-power or budgets of this […]

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20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘What Maisie Knew’ Review

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Stars: Onata Aprile, Julianne Moore, Steve Coogan, Joanna Vanderham , Alexander Skarsgard | Written by Nancy Doyne, Carroll Cartwright | Directed by Scott McGehee, David Siegel Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies Taking a classic piece of late-nineteenth century literature and adapting it in a contemporary fashion is a risky move that few filmmakers […]

20th Jun2013

EIFF 2013: ‘The East’ Review

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Stars: Brit Marling, Alexander Skarsgard , Patricia Clarkson, Toby Kebbell, Shiloh Fernandez, Ellen Page, Toby Kebbell, Jason Ritter, Julia Ormond, Jamey Sheridan | Written by Zal Batmanglij, Brit Marling | Directed by Zal Batmanglij Review by Andrew MacArthur of The Peoples Movies You would think a film like The East that details the work of anarchic environmental […]

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