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Satan Said Dance – EIFF 2017 Review

Like Xavier Dolan’s Mommy, Satan Said Dance is shot in 1:1 aspect ratio, amplifying the sense that the main character finds her life entrapping. Though Katarzyna Roslaniec’s film has flashy style and...
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Sami Blood – EIFF 2017 Review

Appearing on screen above its English translation, the Swedish title of Amanda Kernell’s debut feature Sameblod might provoke some interesting thoughts in the minds of its English-speaking audiences. A film...
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Paris Can Wait – EIFF 2017 Review

Paris Can Wait, the first foray into fiction from Eleanor Coppola (wife of Francis Ford), is at best a Woody Allen-esque Americans-do-Europe travelogue, and at worst a boring and indulgent piece of wealth...

The Green Inferno – Review

Making his directorial debut with Cabin Fever in 2002, with a further array of torture porn quickly on the way through Hostels one and two, actor/producer/director Eli Roth freely continues his gore-laden...

Hide and Seek – Review

Joanna Coates' feature debut centres realism in a place often found, yet often lost. Coates' uncluttered depiction of a polyamorous utopian society comfortably avoids falling into sexual fantasy, instead...

Joe – Review

Adapted from the late Larry Brown’s novel of the same name, Joe commands exceedingly tight performances within a morally bereft universe. All aspects point to open-ended nihilism, as Joe’s modern wasteland...

The House of Magic (3D) – Review

Featuring near every children's tale trope, The House of Magic possesses little imagination beyond a slight fusion of Toy Story and Over the Hedge. Sassy chihuahuas emit crude one-liners, fat people fall...

Life After Beth – EIFF Review

Writer-director Jeff Baena's directorial and feature debut, Life After Beth, is equal parts tender satire and physical zom-com. Plaza and DeHaan deliver thoroughly accomplished performances, seamlessly...