‘Til Madness Do Us Part

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‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART is a world of delirium but also of sensation, patiently exposed by the director, Wang Bin. Tianyi Shen reviews at EIFF.

Palo Alto

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Closer to MYSTERIOUS SKIN than CLUELESS in its treatment of American teenagers, PALO ALTO is a fine calling card for another member of the talented Coppola clan.



Tilda Swinton is a joy to hate but Bong Joon-Ho’s editing lets down the weird and wonderful SNOWPIERCER, screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival.

EIFF Shorts: Youth In Flames


Screened at the Cameo Picturehouse as part of the EIFF shorts programme, YOUTH IN FLAMES illustrates the burning bright nature of adolescence.



Kat Candler’s debut feature HELLION is a mature study on the breakdown in a family following the crumbling away of parental responsibility, writes Jack Toye.

A Most Wanted Man


Fans of le Carré won’t be disappointed by A MOST WANTED MAN – and Hoffman fans get another chance to say goodbye to a luminary legend of the screen and stage.

Set Fire to the Stars


We are used to seeing Elijah Wood as a Hobbit or a hooligan, but a professor of poetry is quite something else, writes Jack Toye at the Edinburgh Film Fest.

Life May Be


Two greats of contemporary world cinema collide in the epistolary LIFE MAY BE, which premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Jack Toye reviews.

Cannes Diary: Day 6


Final Cannes diary entry: In which Jack bids a fond farewell to Cannes.

Cannes Diary: Day 5

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Day 5: In which Jack muses that the breakdown of society would be a terrible and tragic thing… but at least you wouldn’t get jostled in the street by boors with halitosis.

Cannes Diary: Day 4


Day 4: In which Jack steps through the looking glass, gets a “fitty” ticket upgrade and hangs out with Pedro Almodóvar.

Cannes Diary: Day 3


Day Three: In which Jack discovers a great new film by CFF favourite Celine Sciamma, falls for a Scandi short and then falls asleep in a screening.



Jeremiah Humphreys reviews some of the shorts screened at the Norwich Film Festival this year.

Cannes Diary: Day 2


Day Two: In which Jack loiters with Capote on the French Riviera, takes in some short films and meets a brace of Iraqi filmmakers.

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Day One at Cannes Film Festival: In which Jack pops his TGV cherry, fends off French queues and goes to an English pub by mistake.