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Review: Racer and the Jailbird (Le Fidèle)

Belgian filmmaker Michaël R. Roskam put himself on the map with his brutal debut picture, Bullhead , back in 2011 - a project which als...


Review: Mario (2018)

Marcel Gisler's Mario tackles a little explored issue in cinema - homophobia in the world of football. Arriving at an incredibly tim...


EIFF18 Review: Piercing

After the utterly devastating horror of The Eyes of My Mother , filmmaker Nicolas Pesce turns his attention to cult Japanese novel, Pierc...


EIFF18 Review: Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story

Tiffany Bartok directs Larger Than Life: The Kevyn Aucoin Story , a comprehensive glimpse into the life of the A-list American make-up a...


EIFF18 Review: Solis

Playing out like Gravity on a budget, Solis , joins a slew of space survival films, but its prescriptive narrative ultimately has very l...


EIFF18 Review: Songbird

Cobie Smulders leads Songbird , a British indie comedy from writer-director Jamie Adams . The actress shines in this fish out of water co...


EIFF18 Review: Locating Silver Lake

Los Angeles is the setting for Locating Silver Lake, a film that examines the concepts of following your dreams, heartbreak and isolation...


EIFF18 Review: Swinging Safari (Flammable Children)

Seventies excess and debauchery are on the table for Stephan Elliott's latest Ausploitation comedy, Flammable Children ( aka Swinging...


EIFF18 Review: Diving (Plonger)

Mélanie Laurent directs Diving (Plonger) , a drama that centres on a fractured relationship between César ( Gilles Lellouche ) and his you...


EIFF18 Review: The Most Assassinated Woman in the World

Franck Ribière directs The Most Assassinated Woman in the World , a film steeped in the traditions of Grand Guignol. This period film e...


EIFF18 Review: We the Animals

Undoubtedly a standout of the year, We the Animals , presents a coming of age tale set across the backdrop of a hispanic family in rural...


EIFF18 Review: Whitney

Another high profile music documentary to receive its UK premiere at the Edinburgh International Film Festival was Kevin Macdonald's...


EIFF18 Review: Mary Shelley

It's impressive to think that a period tale set in the early 1800s could have a contemporary resonance in 2018, yet Haifaa Al-M...


EIFF18 Review: In Darkness

Natalie Dormer co-writes In Darkness with filmmaker Anthony Byrne . The actress stars as Sofia, a blind musician who becomes embroiled in...


EIFF18 Review: George Michael's Freedom

The late George Michael directs Freedom with long time collaborator David Austin . The singer delves into his personal and artistic lif...

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