Mostly Links (Slight Return) 22 June 2012

by Indy Datta

Nobody ever erected a statue to a critic

For reasons that will become clear in the fullness of time (or next Friday, whichever is sooner), Mostly Links will not be making a return to weekly fixture status on these pages, but is dropping by this week for old time’s sake. How’ve you been, readers? You look great. Yeah, I’m fine, you know. Same old…

In between being GRIPPED by Euro 2012 fever and dancing in the solstice at Stonehenge, Mostly Film has, this week, been getting into the film festival groove again. We’ve got coverage coming up over the next couple of weeks of a couple of our favourite fests, the Edinburgh International Film Festival and the London Indian Film Festival.

LIFF opened last night with a packed screening of Part 1 of Anurag Kashyap’s gangster epic Gangs of Wasseypur – a great start to the programme. Can’t find a subbed trailer, so this will have to do.

If you can’t wait for our report from the fest, why not check out the first report from star MF contributor Phil on Film?

Uncle Frank and Matthew Turner will be reporting from Edinburgh, which looks like it’s over last year’s funny turn. There’s no shortage of big films for them to report on, including Pixar’s new Scottish-set fantasy Brave <link to pointless think piece about whether Brave stereotypes redheads>, and an intriguing set of British films competing for the Michael Powell Award, but I’m sure Mostly Film readers are mainly just agog to see who will be this year’s winner of the Jessica Brown Findlay Award for Best Newcomer. Don’t worry – there isn’t much longer to wait.

In lieu of some whimsical chat about this week’s new releases on either side of the pond, why not spend a few minutes listening to Sigur Ros and checking out Shia Laboeuf’s schlong?

Peace out, readers. See you around.

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