Film

A Summer of Cinema

Although the summer is synonymous with the next round of blockbusters, now itself inextricable from the superhero genre, this is never fully the case. This summer, just like any other, there were multitudes of movies released from all genres. What...

American Animals

A heist, a comedy of bluntest errors and an essay on the woeful realities of collective fraternal fantasy rolled into one; like most other triune creatures, American Animals is leaden-footed and graceless. With each head pulling in opposing...

BlacKkKlansman

BlacKkKlansman is based on the story of Ron Stallworth, a black police-officer in Colorado, who, in the ’70s, became a card-carrying member of the Klu Klux Klan. Stallworth (John David Washington) joins the Colorado Springs police force following...

EIFF 2018: Calibre

Starring Jack Lowden (England is Mine, Dunkirk) and Martin McCann (The Survivalist ) as two old school friends on an ill-fated deer stalking trip to the Scottish highlands, Calibre is a beguiling film which touches on themes of fatherhood,...

EIFF 2018: Ideal Home

Erasmus Brumble (Steven Coogan) and his partner Paul (Paul Rudd) are surprised when Erasmus’ grandson — who they didn’t know existed — turns up at an extravagant dinner party they are hosting. It becomes clear that it may prove too much to...

EIFF 2018: Loveling

Growing up is the long and upsetting process of abandoning your parents. This abandonment comes in at least two guises: the change of your personality as you become an adult; or the more literal version, whereby you leave home for an opportunity...

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