EIFF Day 5 – Magic Magic

I was going to go home but I decided to see one last film, the film selection was based on a recommendation on what to watch by the Edinburgh International Film Festival staff (I asked them to pick me one). Magic Magic The story of an American teenager spending her vacation with her cousin and…

EIFF Day 5 – The Berlin File

After a great feeling from Monster University which even the rain couldn’t wash away I made my for the second film of the day. The complex action Korean thriller The Berlin File by Ryoo Seung-wan. The Film The first thirty minutes of the film is setting up a complex plot of mixed spy agencies involved in a botched…

EIFF Day 5 – Monsters University (3D)

If there was an event that was going to be popular for the Edinburgh International Film Festival would a Pixar release. I cannot spend a lot of time on the film as there will be plenty of better reviews that could take you through the film. Atmosphere Prior to seeing the film there was a…

EIFF Day 4 – The Bling Ring

Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring is based on the true events of a group of teenagers that robs celebrities houses. Described as ‘shocking’ and ‘funny’, these were two words you won’t find that fit the film. The start of the film is misgiving to think that there is some sort of intelligence to the groups…

EIFF Day 4 – Beijing Flickers

Beijing Flickers set around San Bao (Duan Bowen) who gets off to a bad start w hen his dog ‘Lucky’ runs away which triggers a series of bad events of losing his job, his girlfriend is pregnant with a rich guy that she leaves him for and fails at suicide by standing on the wrong…

EIFF Day 4 – Stories We Tell

It is the first time I have taken up the free ticket event as a Filmhouse member. The screening was Stories We Tell and they picked a winner. Roll it The film tells the story of Sarah Polley’s investigation (or interrogation as it is sometimes put) into the history of her family especially around what her mother was…

EIFF Day 3 – McLaren Animation 1

After enjoying a couple of McLaren Animation compilation screenings at last year’s film festival, I was determined to get my tickets for this years. Apparently, this was a good idea as the event itself was sold out. One of the great things about the McLaren Animation is that the audience gets to vote for their…