Edwyn Collins

Soundtracking: Empire Records

Happy Rex Manning Day! Or, rather, the 24th anniversary of the single day on which the entirety of Empire Records plays out: April 8, 1995.

RIFF 2014: Interview: Edward Lovelace and James Hall

It’s hard to imagine what it’s like to have a stroke without knowing someone who’s been through one.  The human brain is a tricky beast on the best of days, and it’s hard to put into words much less into visuals on a screen.  But directors Edward Lovelace and James Hall get closer than anyone […]

RIFF 2014: The Possibilities Are Endless Review

The Possibilities Are Endless After suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, Scottish singer-songwriter Edwyn Collins ended up slipping into a coma. After waking, it was discovered quite quickly he had suffered acute aphasia, a condition that affects the brain and leads to problems using language.  Other than yes and no, the only other phrases Edwyn could use were […]

Hot Docs 2014: The Possibilities Are Endless Review

The Possibilities are Endless Next After suffering a hemorrhagic stroke, Scottish singer-songwriter Edwyn Collins ended up slipping into a coma. After waking, it was discovered quite quickly he had suffered acute aphasia, a condition that affects the brain and leads to problems using language.  Other than yes and no, the only other phrases Edwyn could […]