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  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Friday 26 August, 2005

    Ladies and Gentlemen: There has been an upset in the race, as Tsotsi, the South African gang drama takes the lead once again. With just one day left for films to qualify, which film will come out on t...

  • The Devil and Daniel Johnston

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Visionary artist or delusional failure? Daniel Johnston is a self-taught singer-songwriter, whose eclectic and unerringly honest music has secured a cultish fan base that includes the likes of Sonic Y...

  • US Indie Junebug Steals Hearts

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    There is an honest, almost wholesome feeling to Junebug. The long, still shots of carefully clipped lawns, and clean silent bedrooms look as though they are taken from someone’s childhood photo ...

  • Gypo: Britain's First Dogme Film is Superb

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Gypo is the first British Dogme film, but it would be doing this film a great disserve to merely affix a label and look no further. True, Gypo does bear the Dogme95 certification: filmed using only na...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Thursday 25 August, 2005

    Serenity stays on top for another day... and the same three films have stayed strong throughout. With only a few days remaining, the race is heating up!  Here are the results for Wednesday, 24th...

  • The Meaning of 4

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    There is nothing quite like 4. Ilya Khrzhanovsky's debut feature is one of the most original pieces of filmmaking to grace the screen in recent memory. From the dramatic opening ("It hits you on the h...

  • The Boys of Baraka: A Chance for a New Life?

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Downtown Baltimore: a disastrous mix of drugs, crime and poverty. From this troubled area, several 'at risk' youth are selected for the Baraka School in Kenya, an institution dedicated to instilling t...

  • The Holyrood Files Uncovered

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Extremely controversial and highly contentious doesn't even come close to describing the debate surrounding Holyrood, the new Scottish Parliament. Distilled from his four-part BBC television series T...

  • The Art of Collaboration: In Conversation with David Mackenzie and Giles Nuttgens

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    The relationship between the director and the director of photography is clearly one of crucial importance-- one has a vision, the other works to capture that vision on camera. When the relationship ...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Wednesday 24 August, 2005

    Serenity holds first place for the second day in a row. Check back tomorrow to see if Joss Whedon’s sci-fi thriller continues to top the list. Here are the results for Tuesday, 23rd August. &n...

  • Rag Tale

    • Posted Monday 22 August, 2005

    Rag Tale is a scathing look at the cutthroat world of tabloid journalism. Over the course of a week at the lowbrow paper The Rag, we watch Eddy (Rupert Graves), the paper's increasingly harassed edito...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Monday 22 August, 2005

    The same films have topped the list for an amazing three days in a row. Want to make your vote count? Go see a Gala or British Gala, and then check back here to see if your pick has made the top three...

  • Mirrorball's Birthday Party

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    It was a legendary night packed with phat, funky beats, and three floors of delirious dancing. Mirrorball parties always rock, and this being the 10th anniversary celebration, was clearly no exceptio...

  • The President's Last Bang

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    A brilliantly executed South Korean political satire... met with fierce opposition by right wing politicians in its home country. Political films that provoke court cases are almost always very good, ...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Sunday 21 August, 2005

    The results for Saturday, 20th, August reveal that the same three films are still neck and neck (and neck) 1. Tsotsi 2. Mirrormask 3. Land of the Dead Check back here tomorrow to see if Tsotsi is ...

  • School's Out: Film School Event

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    Is film school an essential component of a filmmaking career? Or just a waste of time and money? Filmmaking is a craft that can be taught in the classroom or learned on the job. But which avenue prov...

  • 'Frankie' Reveals the Price of Beauty

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    An honest look at the world of modelling, through the eyes of a former model. “We need to transform her completely.” She’s got marks under her eyes.” “No, no, the hands d...

  • Standard Life Audience Award Results

    • Posted Saturday 20 August, 2005

    Even as you read this, the diligent people of the awards team are counting up the latest votes for the Standard Life Audience Award. The public— all you film fans out there— are the filmma...

  • Politics and Zombies

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    Horror maestro George A. Romero at EIFF. It’s a little known fact: George A. Romero accidentally reinvented  zombies. The legendary horror director of Night of the Living Dead and Dawn ...

  • Mad Hot Ballroom

    • Posted Friday 19 August, 2005

    The next 'Spellbound'... ordinary children turn wunderkind. An acutely observed documentary, Mad Hot Ballroom follows two groups of New York school children, one from a more privileged area of Tribecc...

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