When a debt puts his life in danger, Chris (Emile Hirsch) hatches a plan to kill his unruly mother and claim her life insurance policy. With the backing of his defeated father, Ansel (Thomas Haden Church), narcissistic step-mother, Sharla (Gina Gershon), and impressionable younger sister, Dottie (Juno Temple), Chris hires Killer Joe Cooper (Matthew McConaughey), a detective who moonlights as a contract killer, to carry out the dirty work. But when they can’t afford his Continue reading “Review: Killer Joe (2011)”
With the Edinburgh International Film Festival over for another year, it’s time to look back over the twelve day event through rose coloured spectacles and assess whether or not the world’s longest continuously running film festival has managed to, under the leadership of a new Artistic Director and a brand new roster of some 121 feature films, make a decent stab at reclaiming its noble place, laying solid foundations for a bright future. Continue reading “How The Edinburgh International Film Festival Got Its Groove Back”
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”
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”
Last year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival was, for all intents and purposes, a complete shambles. Festival director James Mullighan was roped in at the last minute when the search to replace Hannah McGill went sour and the festival had a distinct lack of energy compared to previous years. Whether that was down to the poorly run press department, absurd choice of venues or Mullighan himself is anyone’s guess.
This year, however, things seem to be looking up for the world’s oldest continually running film festival. Not to sound too optimistic or anything but, Continue reading “EIFF 2012: My Ten Picks”
Killer Joe will open the 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival, artistic director Chris Fujiwara has announced.
The noir thriller, directed by William Friedkin (The Exorcist), 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 insurance policy.
In the announcement, Fujiwara said, “We’re delighted to be opening this year’s Continue reading “Killer Joe To Open The 66th Edinburgh International Film Festival”