Reviews

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...

EIFF 2018: Eaten By Lions

With their parents literally eaten by lions (‘ROAR BLIMEY’, reads a tabloid headline) and their grandmother and guardian also recently deceased, Omar (Antonio Aakeel) and Pete (Jack Carroll) are sent to live with their patronising, mildly racist...

EIFF 2018: Cold War

Cold War, Paweł Pawlikowski’s new film, begins in 1949: Wiktor (Tomasz Kot), a musician and composer, and producer Irena (Agata Kulesza) search through the Polish countryside for the sound of authentic folk music, in order to form a troupe. One...

EIFF 2018: Incredibles 2

Incredibles 2 begins in such a way as to make the fourteen year wait for it redundant: the movie kicks off exactly where The Incredibles (2004) finished. Having bested Syndrome and begun to acclimate to their lives as citizens with powers, the Parr...

Zama

Zama​, Lucrecia Martel’s dreamlike and absurd new picture (her last was 2008’s elliptical ​The Headless Woman​), is adapted from Antonio di Benedetto’s novel of the same name. It’s the story of Don Diego de Zama (Daniel Giménez...

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