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Film: Better Days

May 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Here’s a little genre film news from close to home – from one of our own in fact. Damien Swarbrick works in our Edinburgh store, but he’s also been very busy completing his graduate film...

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Animation: “Nicholas Was….”

December 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

An alternative festive take here for those already too full of the imposed jollity and hiding away from it all behind their Edward Gorey books, a very short animated film based on Neil Gaiman’s equally...

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Animation: My Dad

October 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

I first saw Marcus Armitage‘s intriguing and visually vibrant short animated film My Dad at the MacLaren animation sessions during the Edinburgh Film Festival back in June (always find some really interesting new animation talent...

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Fund this: Squirrel Island

October 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

Loving the look of Astrid Goldsmith’s Squirrel Island, a fifteen minute stop-motion animated short film, which is a “sci-fi action thriller about squirrel apartheid, following a lone renegade grey squirrel called Dot, who is trapped...

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Animation: Tombes & Maneges

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

In Tombes & manèges (graves and carousels, roughly translated), a short animated film from the ISART Digital school, a hulking great gravedigger works, his wee boy bored and then distracted by the sight of a...

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Animation: Melting POP

October 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

This very short animated film by Alexandre Dubosc may be brief, but it is an absolute delight – a huge, richly decorated chocolate cake is basically used a zoetrope: Melting POP from Alexandre DUBOSC on...

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Animation: Foxed!

September 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

I love all sorts of animation, but I have always had a special soft spot for stop-motion (no doubt influenced by all those Ray Harryhausen films I saw as a kid), and I particularly liked...

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Animation: Wire Cutters

September 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

Jack Anderson and chums’ Wire Cutters is an amazing short animated film, all the more remarkable for being a student film. It’s a nice short story of two lonesome robotic miners on a distant planet...

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Austrian animator Wolfgang Matzl, well-known for his one-minute retelling of Inception with paper cuttings, and for the title sequences to ABC’s of Death 2, recently¬†posted a new delightful short in his well-known style. Fisher’s Fritz...

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I’ve been off for the last week and a bit enjoying my annual sojourn at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, the world’s oldest continually running film festival. I did mean to post a few more...

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