Science and the popular press have become somewhat uneasy bedfellows over the last few decades, writes Mark Liversidge.
The actual medical cause of physical ‘growing pains’ among children remain unknown, Wikipedia (reliably?) informs the curious reader: they are not thought to be directly linked to spurts in height. This mildly poetic physiological peculiarity seems relevant to the selection of short films at the Arts Picturehouse entitled GROWING PAIN– the five pieces chosen explore … Continue reading Growing Pain
What better way to open this year’s Cambridge Film Festival than with an exploration of one of its most famous residents?
The performances of the film’s two leads are strong enough to carry PRINCE AVALANCHE’s meandering and sometimes surreal plot, writes Sophie Skinner.
A.K.A. DOC POMUS transcends generic bounds to touch on many shades of life: childhood difficulty, loves, heartbreak, humour and a search for satisfaction.
A folky brew of pagan eroticism and eldritch menace, which remains profoundly influential, writes Danny Davies. See the Final Cut of THE WICKER MAN at CFF2013.
The Saturday finale of Edindocs spans the US military’s recent rebuilding operations in Afghanistan, and competitive gooseberry growing in North Yorkshire.
What will be your legacy? The Saturday matinee of Edindocs looks at how we make our mark, and at how the world communicates with us – even if we can’t see it.
Jane McAllister’s THE REGISTRARS is a fascinating little glimpse of the necessary bureaucratic workings of the modern state, writes Gavin Midgley.
Showcasing feature THE ACT OF KILLING & shorts CELTMAN!, UNRAVEL, SIMPLY ROB and SWEET CRUDE MAN CAMP, Jim Ross previews EdinDocs 2013 opening night