Homo Sapiens


HOMO SAPIENS will take you on reflective journey that encourages you to relish your inner thoughts, and contemplate what it really means to be human.

The Childhood Of A Leader


Don’t throw stones in a fragile post-WWI European glasshouse! Jack Toye reviews THE CHILDHOOD OF A LEADER at Edinburgh International Film Festival.



Lock up your stick insects! The Nordic Food Lab are coming! Jack Toye reviews Andreas Johnsen’s BUGS at Edinburgh International Film Festival

‘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.

Interview with Midi Z


Tianyi Shen spoke to Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z at EIFF about his film ICE POISON, a dark and elegant depiction of Myanmar’s crystal meth scene.

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.

Upstream Color


Squirm-inducing body horror, the field recording expeditions of a pig farmer, meditations on free will, and a vague romance. Paul Milne reviews Shane Carruth’s latest.

Frankenstein’s Army


You’d be correct in expecting gore from this film. An enjoyable, if guilty spectacle, writes Paul Milne at the Edinburgh Film Festival.

Mushrooming (Seenelkäik)


Steve Williams reviews Toomas Hussar’s directorial debut MUSHROOMING, a satire on the conflict between social decency and people’s true and hidden natures.