My Year in Film: 2015 in 21 memorable moments

There’s been more than enough pieces written on the best films of 2015, including two lists (which include Tom McCarthy’s Spotlight, pictured above) to which I already contributed – Sight & Sound and CineVue – so here at Cinematic Investigations, we’ll refrain from adding further to what was considered ‘best’* last year. Instead, this annual review will focus on the complete year’s viewing, including television, films … Continue reading My Year in Film: 2015 in 21 memorable moments

Highlights of Edinburgh Film Festival 2014

It’s been a while since I updated this blog, and if you peruse my index page you’ll see why – my recent film writing has been in the form of contributions to other outlets, mainly Sight & Sound online and award winning site, CineVue. For both I reported from Edinburgh International Film Festival, writing daily reviews (CineVue) and a look at the Black Box experimental … Continue reading Highlights of Edinburgh Film Festival 2014

EIFF 2013, thanks for the memories….

Its that time of year again – I’ve said goodbye (or avoided doing so *sniff) to my Edinburgh International Film Festival colleagues and I’m looking forward to the next job, more films and new experiences. EIFF 2013 was such a great success however that I don’t want to let it pass without reflecting on the fantastic films in the programme and personally, the amazing filmmakers … Continue reading EIFF 2013, thanks for the memories….