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Review: Crimes of the Future

One of the first images we see in David Cronenberg’s new film Crimes of the Future is a small boy eating a plastic bin, foaming at the mouth. He does not seem to register that this is unusual, but his mother clearly feels differently: she responds by smothering him with a pillow. Opening with an […]

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EIFF 2022: Dream Agency Review

Dreams are famously rather nebulous and unfathomable things. Their elusive nature makes them objects of fascination, readily able to be picked apart in our great search for meaning. Dreams have proven to be fertile ground in cinema that film, both celluloid and digital, can possibly open up. Dream Agency unsurprisingly concerns itself with dreams in […]

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EIFF 2022: Licht – Stockhausen’s Legacy Review

When Karlheinz Stockhausen died in 2007 he left behind a large body of work equally influential and controversial (English conductor Adrien Boult when asked if he had conducted any Stockhausen quipped ‘No, but I’ve stepped in some’). Perhaps his most monumental work is the opera cycle ‘Licht’ which consists of seven operas – one for […]

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EIFF 2022: Flux Gourmet Review

In the past decade, Peter Strickland has emerged as one of Britain’s most exciting filmmaking voices. What makes his work so distinctive and so recognisable after only a handful of films is his fetishistic attention to sensory detail. Numerous critics have described his work as ‘cinema of the senses’, and it is true that by […]

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EIFF 2022: Resurrection Review

Resurrection, a slick new thriller from second-time writer-director Andrew Semans, wastes no time in establishing its protagonist and its stakes. Rebecca Hall plays Margaret, a businesswoman at a biotech company. She lives in a fancy apartment, listens to classical music, goes for intense runs after work and invites a married colleague over for sex when […]