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EIFF 2015: Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur, 2014)

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It's been ages since Nicole had the house to herself. Now, with her parents away on vacation she's decided to spend the summer lazing around aimlessly with her best friend. Things couldn't be better,...

EIFF 2015: Chicken (Joe Stephenson, 2015)

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For a debut film, there is a seriously impressive understanding of its characters that helps keep Chicken firmly on its feet. The directorial debut of young Joe Stephenson, it offers a striking look at...

EIFF 2015: Dope (Rick Famuyiwa, 2015)

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Ahh, the teen comedy. An over-saturated movie genre with every one trying its hardest to become the best. You often find that term 'teen cult classic' thrown around a little frivolously. In actual fact,...

EIFF 2015: The Violators (Helen Walsh, 2015)

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There’s very little I can tell you about The Violators that will make you understand just how clumsy and crass it really is at times. A work of supposed cinematic refreshment, it promises a...

EIFF 2015: Liza, the Fox Fairy (Károly Ujj Mészáros, 2015)

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In modern day Budapest, a spirit shaped as a 50's Japanese surf pop singer haunts a lonely nurse who's desperate to find love. Out of jealousy, the ghostly figure curses her, turning her into...

EIFF 2015: Nearby Sky (Nujoom Alghanem, 2014)

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For years, Fatima Ali Al Hameli has trained and preened her beautiful herd in order to see them reach the dizzy heights of success by winning the top prize in the Al Dhafra Festival...

EIFF 2015: The Sisterhood of Night (Caryn Waechter, 2014)

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Driven by the mystique that surrounds her school's sorority, a blogging schoolkid follows the group into the woods one night and witnesses something that acts as a catalyst to their destruction. Seemingly overnight, their...

EIFF 2015: The Diary of a Teenage Girl (Marielle Heller, 2015)

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The first word in my notepad while watching The Diary of a Teenage Girl was 'frothy'. The final phrase? 'Sexual depravity'. It's an understandable clash of tone and genre that at times, slightly overrules...

EIFF 2015: Welcome to Me (Shira Piven, 2014)

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For Alice, years of watching Oprah re-runs and playing the lottery seem to pay off when she wins a cool $86 million jackpot. A sufferer of borderline personality disorder, she quits her meds, stops...

EIFF 2015: Precinct Seven Five (Tiller Russell, 2015)

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An old fashioned toss up between an exhilarating story and the documentary film making technique, Precinct Seven Five is a heart-thumping addition to the crime-doc subgenre. Let's admit it, New York crime stories are...

EIFF 2015: We Are Young. We Are Strong. (Burhan Qurbani, 2015)

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It has been almost two years since the Berlin Wall collapsed. In Rostock, a former East German town, tension is growing following an influx of asylum seekers and immigrants moving into the town. With...

EIFF 2015: Prophet’s Prey (Amy Berg, 2015)

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Amy Berg is no stranger to the odious waters that her latest work dabbles in. Having previously dealt with the mistreatment of minors on more than one occasion, she now looks upon the issue...

EIFF 2015: That Sugar Film (Damon Gameau, 2014)

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If you are to look at your diet today, it is fair to say most people see where changes need to be made. Maybe you need to cut out one of the four coffees...

EIFF 2015: 45 Years (Andrew Haigh, 2015)

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In the rolling English countryside, an aging woman smokes her first cigarette in years. Things have changed since she smoked last. Her life relying on one man, with whom she had no children, has...

EIFF 2015: Every Secret Thing (Amy Berg, 2015)

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Amy Berg is known as the uncensored, strong willed documentary filmmaker who's willing to show the world how warped and unaware it truly is. She's made magic in the past, whether that's the exceptional...

EIFF 2015: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle, 2015)

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With an illustrious screen acting career that has spanned the best part of 25 years, it's bizarre to think that it has taken until now for Robert Carlyle to grab the reins of a...

EIFF 2015: Fidelio, l’odyssée d’Alice (Lucie Borleteau, 2014)

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Every single shot of Fidelio, l'odyssée d'Alice seems to be bathed in the inky blue waters that surround it. A film set almost entirely at sea in a grinding mechanical ship that provides the...

EIFF 2015: The Closer We Get (Karen Guthrie, 2015)

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Isn’t it peculiar that in 2015 we can still be overcome by the complexity of family? Something that everyone has been a part of but, through the aimless guidance that life provides, can twist...

EIFF 2015: The Stanford Prison Experiment (Kyle Patrick Alvarez, 2015)

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It is said that the best thrillers do more than leave your heart in your throat. They provoke strong reactions and ask questions that rarely have answers. The power of The Stanford Prison Experiment,...

EIFF 2015 – Opens with Robert Carlyle’s The Legend of Barney Thomson

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This year's Edinburgh International Film Festival will begin in a few weeks with the directorial debut from Robert Carlyle, The Legend of Barney Thomson which stars its director along with Emma Thompson and Ray...

Many films to choose from at EIFF 2015

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The programme was announced earlier today for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 with what we considered to be a fairly subdued fanfare. The programme is not as glossy as in the past but what...

What you need to know about the ODEON Fort Kinnaird

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The Edinburgh Reporter was delighted to go along recently to have a look at the new cinema at Fort Kinnaird (and to enjoy the ice cream too!).Mark Hurst, ODEON Cinema Technology Manager has worked in cinema...

Edinburgh International Film Festival: TER’s Recommendations

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The return of the Edinburgh International Film Festival this morning signaled the arrival of fresh, exciting cinema on the capital's screens. New Artistic Director Mark Adams has helmed a dazzling programme; brimming with both...

TERLive! EIFF 2015 programme as it happens

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The full programme for the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2015 will be announced today. We have set up a live blog here to capture the important parts!Live Blog TERLive EIFF programme launch 2015 window.cilAsyncInit =...

Cannes Diary 2015: Coming home

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I’m sitting here in Nice airport, surrounded by seemingly antisocial ex-holidaymakers waiting to board my flight back to Edinburgh. It’s been a hot, hectic week and despite the fact that I seem to have...

Cannes 2015: Love (Gaspard Noé, 2015)

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Gaspard Noé bounded down the red carpet last night like a child; filled with excitement to deliver his '3D sex epic' as it has been labelled, to its first audience. There was rapturous applause...

Cannes 2015: Sicario (Denis Villeneuve, 2015)

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Denis Villeneuve is fast becoming one of the most exciting Hollywood/indie crossover directors in recent years. Following on from the success of the engrossing abduction drama Prisoners and the lesser success of his Jake...

Cannes 2015: Edinburgh’s Avaritia and Catching up with Un Certain Regard

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The rain finally came today - albeit just a little drop, but it was great to feel something that wasn't searing heat on my Scottish skin! The past few days have been rather hectic,...

Cannes 2015: Inside Out (Pete Docter, 2015)

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I admit it, 100 per cent without shame: I'm a massive Disney/Pixar fan. I managed to stick with them through the years, even through the little blips in the repertoire, namely Cars and Monsters...

We Are Many in Edinburgh this Thursday

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We Are Many, a film documenting the largest ever protest on the UK mainland, will be debuting at cinemas across the country this Thursday 21st May.In Edinburgh, it will be showing, with live Q&A,...

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