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Awais Irfan

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For as long as I can remember, I have had a real passion for movies and for writing. I'm a superhero fanboy at heart; 'The Dark Knight' and 'Days of Future Past' are a couple of my favourites. I'm a big sci-fi fan too - 'Star Wars' has been my inspiration from the start; 'Super 8' is another personal favourite, close to my heart... I love movies. All kinds of movies. Lots of them too.

EIFF 2018: ‘Blood Fest’ Review: Dir. Owen Egerton (2018)

Blood Fest review: a celebration of the most iconic horror films, a festival that brings aficionados alike together to celebrate the joys of the genre...

EIFF 2018: ‘The Negotiator’ Review: Dir. Brad Anderson (2018)

The Negotiator review: Jon Hamm has been turning in some great projects of late – in between Baby Driver, Tag and Legion – but...

EIFF 2018: ‘Possum’ Review: Dir. Matthew Holness (2018)

Possum review: Between the likes of A Quiet Place, Unsane, and Hereditary, 2018 is proving a great year for the horror genre. Matthew Holness'...

EIFF 2018: ‘Flammable Children’ Review: Dir. Stephan Elliott (2018)

Flammable Children review: Amidst all the great comedies of 2018 comes another one to join the ranks - a wild, raucous and absolute belter of a...

EIFF 2018: ‘Anna and the Apocalypse’ Review: Dir. John McPhail (2018)

Anna and the Apocalypse review: We’ve seen zombie horror-comedies before; we’ve seen grandiose musicals; who doesn’t love a good Christmas flick too; with director...

EIFF 2018: ‘Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back)’ Review:...

Dead In A Week (Or Your Money Back) review: After having helmed a few shorts, writer/director Tom Edmunds makes his first foray into feature...

‘Mary Shelley’ Review: Dir. Haifaa Al-Mansour (2018)

Mary Shelley review: For her latest, acclaimed filmmaker Haifaa Al-Mansour directs Elle Fanning as the eponymous writer that gave creation to the iconic story...

EIFF 2018: ‘Hearts Beat Loud’ Review: Dir. Brett Haley (2018)

Hearts Beat Loud review: A father and daughter form an unlikely songwriting duo in the summer before she leaves for college. This could be one...

EIFF 2018: ‘Terminal’ Review: Dir. Vaughn Stein (2018)

Terminal review: There are some directors that opt for very “style over substance” approaches to their work; for his directorial debut, Vaughn Stein adopts...

EIFF 2018: ‘In Darkness’ Review: Dir. Anthony Byrne (2018)

In Darkness review: Known for her roles in Game of Thrones and The Hunger Games, Natalie Dormer makes her first foray into producing and...