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January 28, 2010

A Prophet

Filed under: film — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 9:34 pm
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Seven months, and still no sign of the water horse

I’m only giving myself 25 minutes to write this. Mainly so I don’t go on and on and take useless digressions that uncover nothing but tedium and irrelevance. Like this one. Mock the Week’s on though in a bit and, even though it’s now five sevenths terrible now that Boyle’s left, I like to treat my brain to its own version of Angel Delight sometimes. Even though it’ll probably vomit. Here are my thoughts on something much better though. (more…)

April 10, 2009

In the Loop – The Malcolm Tucker interview

Filed under: film,Interviews — by Free Edinburgh Podcast @ 4:51 pm
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Malcolm. Lovely.

I am very nearly needing emergency packs of underwear to contain my excitement for Armando Iannucci’s In the Loop, a film which brings together everything I have ever loved in life (comedy, Iannucci, America and Vada from My Girl).  Luckily, I seem to have been the only journalist who’s been able to track down its star, Malcolm Tucker, to get his views on the film.  And boy did he have a lot to share.  So, in an exclusive for EML, here are Malcolm Tucker’s thoughts on his latest film release, In the Loop. (more…)

November 4, 2008

Burn After Reading – Film and Quin

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Forget after watching?

Forget after watching?

Burn After Reading – a review by David Quin, age 21 and 4/6.

About half way through Burn After Reading, Joel and Ethan Coen’s new comedy spy thriller, a character dies. Now characters die all the time in movies, especially the Coens’. But there’s something different about this one – it’s an explicit slap in the face for the audience, the death of one of the film’s most engaging characters.

It would be ungrateful to complain about a film willing to wrong-foot the audience, to betray them like this. After all, it’s a move which would feel shocking even in the chic nihilism of films like The Dark Knight, which still, by their climaxes, pat our heads and tell us that everything will be fine in the end, when, in truth, things rarely are. It’s a wonderful feeling as an audience member, to have the rug pulled out from under you. Which makes it all the more frustrating that the film, as a whole, feels substantially undercooked. (more…)

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