Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back)

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After several unsuccessful suicide attempts a young man enlists an ageing assassin to end his life for a nominal fee in Tom Edmunds’ Dead in a Week (Or Your Money Back). Suicide is such a serious and sensitive subject matter that applying comedy to it is almost unthinkable. The tone has to be spot on…

Calibre

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Two friends celebrate the last moment of freedom with a hunting trip but a mistake lands them in a really tense situation in Matt Palmer’s Calibre. This is a film that is best experienced knowing as little about it as possible which makes it very difficult to review. I’ll be as vague as possible when…

White Chamber

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In a War torn post apocalyptic future, a woman wakes up in harshly lit white cube shaped cell that can be used to brutally torture the occupant in Paul Raschid’s White Chamber. The start of this film is really promising with brief newsreel footage establishing the context of a country at War and a society…

Searching

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Aneesh Chaganty’s Searching is the story of a father desperately searching for his missing daughter told entirely from the perspective of various screens such as phones and computers. A mystery surrounding the disappearance of a loved one with someone that cares deeply for them frantically trying to piece it together to figure out what happened…

Puzzle

Puzzle

The 2018 Edinburgh International Film Festival kicks off with Marc Turteltaub’s Puzzle; the story of a shy and retiring housewife who has her mind opened to new ideas after receiving a jigsaw puzzle as a birthday gift. People are made up of so many different aspects. These include the normal routine, a job, hobbies, key…