Romans

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A film that presses on raw nerve endings, Jim Ross reviews the story of a man coming to terms with childhood abuse, boasting perhaps Orlando Bloom’s paramount performance.


Baby Driver

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With its central story of loss, family and idealistic romance, BABY DRIVER functions as perfect five-star, popcorn entertainment. This is the Hollywood movie perfected, writes Peter Thompson.


Strange Weather

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By placing her faith in her own direction and characters, and not plot histrionics, Katherine Dieckmann’s intensely personal story feels all the more universal, writes Jim Ross at Edinburgh Film Festival.


Sueño en Otro Idioma

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SUEÑO EN OTRO IDIOMA, driven by excellent visual and acting work, delivers on most of the themes in a beautiful and heartbreaking script. Jim Ross reviews at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


Access All Areas

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Part road-trip film, part youthful adventure, ACCESS ALL AREAS is a journey of self-discovery for four frustrated teens. Mike Boyd reviews this world premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.


This Beautiful Fantastic

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This empty lacking. This quirky cutesy. This sugary syrupy. This irksome irritating. Jim Ross reviews THIS BEAUTIFUL FANTASTIC at the Edinburgh Film Festival.


Glory (Slava)

Glory (Slava) | TAKE ONE

GLORY (SLAVA) is an effective drama, using its characters to draw us into a bleak film infused with satire and dark humour. Jim Ross reviews from Edinburgh International Film Festival


The Dark Mile

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The portrayal of sinister Scottish hicks in THE DARK MILE is, Jim Ross would like to think, mostly absurd to anyone north of the Watford Gap…


Victoria

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Harrowing, single-take brilliance: A visually-stunning, heart-stopping story set in the dark heart of Berlin, pushing cinematic boundaries to exhilarating heights.


Maya Dardel

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Despite an engaging performance, Lena Olin is unable to save this pretentious story of a writer trying to find the executor of her estate, says Jim Ross.


A Gentle Creature

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An allegorical look at the uncompromising Russian prison system, A GENTLE CREATURE starts strong but loses its potency midway, falling into a weak finale.


Berlin Syndrome

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Cate Shortland’s sexual thriller examines themes of escape, desire and dependence while bringing to life the aesthetic beauty of the German capital.


In The Fade

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A story about terrorism in a time that seems ravaged by it, IN THE FADE excels in its heartfelt portrayal of grief in the wake of an attack.


Twin Peaks: The Return

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By retaining what made the original series so groundbreaking and doubling down on the weirdness, Twin Peaks shines in a very welcome return.


Alien: Covenant

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Remember how Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE felt like it was trying to be both a sequel to every Daniel Craig-era 007 entry as well as a big fat homage to the entire Bond franchise, but failed to do justice to any of them?


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