HIFF 2015: Extraordinary Tales

Raul Garcia’s animated anthology of Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, Extraordinary Tales, was actually my first pick at this years festival. There’s a couple of good reasons. Firstly, I love horror and Edgar Allan Poe’s stories, and secondly, in the near past I’ve worked on some puppet animation myself. Continue reading “HIFF 2015: Extraordinary Tales”

HIFF 2015: The Lobster and Drone – a Dive into the Surreal

ceqfnmsw8aemk7wGood start to this years festival. My next two movies were somewhat related, though not in the most obvious way. I’ll go into that later.

The concept for The Lobster is hilarious: “In a dystopian near future, single people, according to the laws of The City, are taken to The Hotel, where they are obliged to find a romantic partner in forty-five days or are transformed into animals and sent off into The Woods.” Continue reading “HIFF 2015: The Lobster and Drone – a Dive into the Surreal”

HIFF 2015: Turbo Kid

Off we go. My first screening at the annual Helsinki International Film Festival was the action sci-fi movie Turbo Kid. Lots of hype and positive anticipation surrounded this movie prior screening, and I’m not gonna lie – I hate hype. So the movie probably lost some of its edge before I’d even seen one frame of it. Continue reading “HIFF 2015: Turbo Kid”

Does It Offend You, Yeah? unveils a new track

Four years after the release of their second album, Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You, the dance-punk band DIOYY has released a new track on their Facebook page. The unofficial video carries the title I see lights on the horizon. No touring plans have been announced.

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