Edinburgh Film Festival

Imagine a darker version of Walk the Line, perhaps as directed by David Lynch, and you begin to get an idea of what to expect from this imaginary biopic.

This new documentary from Kirby Dick seeks to do for closeted Republican politicians what his earlier This Film is Not Yet Rated did for the MPAA, namely expose hypocrisy and a self-serving agenda.

As someone who grew up watching Hammer horror and who regretted that new British horror films were few and far between at the time, I never thought I’d find myself responding to a film like S

In 1966 Jean Luc Godard made Two or Three Things I Know About Her, a film about a Parisian housewife who prostituted herself in order to enjoy the fruits of consumer capitalism. Appearing on television to promote the film and further explain its message, that capitalism = prostitution, Godard would be accompanied by an actual prostitute.

Or Emmanuelle [Beart] and the Last Cannibals?

Horror films have never been that big in the Francophone world. One suspects
that the reason, besides the competing discourse of the fantastique, is
that they are seen as somewhat déclassé, not serious enough.

The title Giallo refers, generically, to a distinctive kind of Italian
horror-thriller film, of which writer-director Dario Argento has been a
leading exponent since his 1970 debut The Bird with the Crystal
Plumage.

First things first: I must confess to being a fan of Christian
Petzold’s work, such that the semi-annual appearance of his latest film
usually represents one of the highlights of the EIFF for me.

Katalin Varga: it’s the kind
of title that, beyond telling you its subject is a woman, gives nothing
away and encourages you to look more closely at the

Duncan Jones's low-budget sci-fi Moon has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film

The Edinburgh International Film Festival gives out a number of awards at the end of the festival run. The top award is generally considered to be the Michael Powell Award which carries a cash prize of £20,000 and which is decided by a jury of film experts and industry professionals.