Film reviews from International Film Festivals. (Chris to rewrite)

Uncertain

March 8, 2017

“You have to be lost to find it”, is how the town’s sheriff of Uncertain describes the area, which directors Ewen McNicol and Anna Sandilands have chosen as a point of focus in this documentary, […]

Illegitimate

March 7, 2017

Playing with a heavy topic and rising moral dilemmas almost impossible to answer, Adrian Sitaru’s Illegitimate blurs the lines between what fits in the norms of society’s perception of ‘normal’ and ‘right’ by showing an […]

Bodkin Ras

March 6, 2017

Set in a remote Scottish town, Bodkin Ras is a 21st century reimagining of the stranger in a foreign land concept. In this case, the stranger is the eponymous Bodkin (Sohrab Bayat), a mysterious young […]

Rules Don’t Apply

March 3, 2017

After 15 years of absence from the screen, Waren Beatty (who also wrote and directed the film) makes a return with Rules Don’t Apply, a screenplay that he had been developing since 1973 and in […]

Graduation

February 28, 2017

The Romanian New Wave is perhaps the most exciting and important subgenre to have emerged in the modern era of cinema. Spurred on by a discontent with Romania’s failure to move on from the nepotistic […]

Free Fire

February 27, 2017

Ben Wheatley is fast becoming a Glasgow Film Festival favourite as, after the Scottish premiere screening of the bold and subversive High Rise at the event last year, he returns in 2017 with his latest film; Free […]

Berlin Syndrome

February 26, 2017

Based on the book with the eponymous title written by Melanie Joosten, Berlin Syndrome is a nail-biting psychological thriller, an interesting and raw film, despite it’s central overused theme of perfect-guy-turned-psycho and it’s stereotypical male-female […]

Elle

February 24, 2017

Legendary Dutch filmmaker Paul Verhoeven made his name in the 1990s with film such as Starship Troopers, Showgirls and Basic Instinct. After a long absence from the public eye, the mercurial director returns with Elle, […]

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