This week The Popcast see’s itself scattered further across the globe as Dan reports live from Edinburgh at the EIFF. We talk over his festival picks, Monsters University and Brad Pitt’s zombie infested earth. We also question Yeezus’s ability to name children and see a new contender come into the
Romania has built a strong film movement over the last few years. From the powerful The Death Of Mr. Lazarescu and the provocative Police, Adjective to the chilling 4 Month, 3 Weeks and 2 Days, they have created some of best examples of world cinema this decade.
Acting veteran James Fox, who’s had memorable supporting parts in everything from The Remains Of The Day to Sherlock Holmes, gives a remarkable performance in the lead role of A Long Way From Home, a slight and quiet but well observed drama from Virginia Gilbert.
Emma Davie and Moran McKinnon have created one of the year’s most powerful documentaries with I Am Breathing, a devastatingly close-up insight into the final months of Neil Platt, a sufferer of Motor Neurone Disease, which left audiences in stunned silence at the Edinburgh Film Festival this afternoon.
One of the world’s fastest growing cities and biggest economies, Beijing is a place where the divide between the rich and poor is vast. But among the impoverished houses and grimy bars that lie in the shadows of this metropolis, Zhang Yuan manages to find beauty, tenderness and humour in his newest release Beijing Flickers.
The Exorcist and The French Connection director William Friedkin is a man who was at the forefront of ‘New Hollywood Cinema’. Now, he returns to the big screen for the first time in six years with Killer Joe, another adaptation of a Tracy Letts play – his last release Bug in
There are few sub-genres more tiresome than found footage horror. While Paranormal Activity and The Blair Witch Project before it breathed new life into your conventional spook stories, this fad has now become the mainstream with no-one seemingly capable of doing anything fresh or unique with the concept. V/H/S, however,
Following his thrilling, emotional, award-nominated documentary work, director James Marsh makes the leap into fiction filmmaking with BBC Films’ production of Shadow Dancer. The Project Nim and Man On Wire creator tells the story of Colette McVaigh (Andrea Riseborough), a Belfast mother apprehended in London after a failed attempt to
Though the likes of Wayne Rooney, Fernando Torres and Mario Gomez all played a crucial role in the 2012 World Cup, the real star of the tournament had six extra legs and didn’t once kick a football: His name was Paul The Psychic Octopus. Predicting all eight matches correctly against
Grabbers could easily become 2012’s answer to Attack The Block. With a wacky concept, laugh out loud gags and some moments of genuine terror, this low-budget Irish monster film ticks all the boxes necessary to make it a cult smash. The film opens up in a picturesque seaside village with
What begins as a familiar story of a teacher-student relationship soon morphs into a thought-provoking political drama in Flying Blind, the intelligently written, expertly directed debut film from Katarzyna Klimkiewicz. Helen McCrory plays the emotionally distant and often lonesome Frankie who favors her job as an aerospace engineer, where she’s