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The Hunter

12 Jun 20123 stars

Willem Dafoe heads to Tasmania in this enjoyable if not entirely effective drama

A classical music-loving mercenary (Willem Dafoe) is hired by a shady biotech company to carry out a hit in Australia. His target is to secure the DNA of the presumed extinct Tasmanian Tiger. Posing as an academic researcher, he lodges at the ramshackle…

The Hunter

2 Nov 20104 stars

(15) 92min After making a documentary about wild and crazy man of US cinema Abel Ferrara in 2003, Iranian filmmaker Rafi Pitts went on to make the spare and contained drama It’s Winter, a fable-like account of someone who goes off to find work and…

Mr Nice, Pelican Blood and The Good Heart among Edinburgh International Film Festival 2010 highlights

1 Jun 2010

The Edinburgh International Film Festival programme was announced today. Here are some concise highlights as selected by our film critic at The List.

EIFF launches its 2010 programme

1 Jun 2010

On the miserable wet morning of Tue 1 June at Filmhouse in Edinburgh, the good the bad and the ugly of Scottish media gathered in surprising numbers for the later-than-usual-launch of the Edinburgh International Film Festival's 2010 programme. In…