EIFF 2012 Review: Future My Love (2012)

Left disheartened and motivated to seek out change by the breakdown of a relationship due to the ideals set upon her and her lover by society, Maja Borg embarks upon a personal journey of self-discovery and social, environmental and economic change that leads her, amongst others, to Jacques Fresco: a social engineer and futurist, who is doing everything in his power to set into motion an alternative lifestyle, known as The Venus Project. Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: Future My Love (2012)”

EIFF 2012 Review: The Lorax (2012)

Ted (Zac Efron), a young boy living in Thneeville – a self contained town where everything is predominately artificial – dreams of winning Audrey’s (Taylor Swift) affection. So, when she declares she’d marry anyone who brought her a living “Truffula” tree, Ted is led to seek out the Once-ler (Ed Helms), a poor old businessman whose selfishness prompted the devastation of the land’s trees, and the only person who can guide Ted to his target of winning Audrey’s love and Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: The Lorax (2012)”

EIFF 2012 Review: Fred (2012)

Married couple Fred (Elliot Gould) and Susan (Judith Roberts) have lived in their country home for over fifty years. As varying illnesses start to take their toll (Susan, in particular, has become almost completely dependant on live-in nurse Veronica), their two children, Bob (Fred Melamed) and Carol (Stephanie Roth Haberie) are forced to step in and arrange for their transition to a full-time home. However, with Fred’s resilience to change and desire to hold on to what’s Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: Fred (2012)”

EIFF 2012 Review: Either Way (2011)

Paid to do the unenviable, Finnbogi (Sveinn Ólafur Gunnarsson) and Alfred (Hilmar Guðjónsson) spend their weekdays painting the markings on a deserted road in a remote part of Iceland. With limited company and provisions, and personalities that quite often clash, the duo are forced to live out their lives in a confined space, whether it be the loneliness, their personal lives, or the excitement of the weekend’s freedom. Foreseeably, this results in moments Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: Either Way (2011)”

EIFF 2012 Review: The Imposter (2012)

Nicholas Barclay disappeared from his family home in San Antonio, Texas at the tender age of thirteen. Three years and four months later, an unaccompanied 16-year-old boy is found in France. When circumstances lead French authorities to believe he is Nicholas Barclay, he’s swiftly returned to a concerned family who welcome him all too easily. However, as the FBI and a sole private investigator notice subtle differences that, for some reason, have been overlooked by the Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: The Imposter (2012)”

EIFF 2012 Review: Lovely Molly (2011)

Newlyweds Molly (Gretchen Lodge) and Tim (Johnny Lewis) move into Molly’s family’s house on the outskirts of a forest. With his job as a truck driver requiring him to be away for long stretches of time, Molly finds herself living alone, desperately trying to avoid resorting to the drugs hat once ruined her life, and dwelling on the horrid days of her childhood. However, when she starts hearing peculiar noises and see things that may or may not be real, it’s clear her traumatic Continue reading “EIFF 2012 Review: Lovely Molly (2011)”

Debut Trailer And Poster For Horror Anthology V/H/S

Magnolia Pictures have debuted an official red band trailer and poster for horror anthology and ex-Sundance entry V/H/S, Total Film has uncovered.

Featuring a collection of shorts written and directed by Ti West, Adam Wingard, David Bruckner, Joe Swanberg, Glenn McQuaid and Radio Silence, V/H/S received rave reviews at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, where it Continue reading “Debut Trailer And Poster For Horror Anthology V/H/S”

2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Announced

At a low-key press conference at the Edinburgh Filmhouse earlier this morning, newly-appointed artistic director Chris Fujiwara took to the podium to announce the official programme for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012, due to take place at venues across Edinburgh including Cineworld, Filmhouse and the Cameo from June 20 – 1 July. The festival, now in its 66th year, will include 121 new features and documentaries from over fifty countries around the world. Continue reading “2012 Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Announced”

New U.K. Poster For Killer Joe

Entertainment One have released the official U.K. poster for crime-thriller Killer Joe, Empire has unveiled.

Directed by world-renowned and controversial filmmaker William Friedkin, Killer Joe centers on a young man whose life spirals out of control when he hires an unexpectedly charming hit man to kill his own mother for her life Continue reading “New U.K. Poster For Killer Joe”

EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List

In light of my recent post where I strategically picked out ten films that could be included in this year’s 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, I’ve expanded it to include another forty films I would like to see hit the cinema screens in Edinburgh between June 20 – July 1.

From Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike to Josh Radnor’s Liberal Arts and Stephen Elliot’s Cherry, this list is purely a dream of mine and by no means Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Fifty Film Wish List”