The Accountant

The Accountant – Review

It doesn't take a genius to know that The Accountant is not high-art cinema; instead director Gavin O'Connor has made a masterpiece of the modern action genre. Unmissable, enjoyable excellence from start to...
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Trolls – LFF 2016 Review

Trolls. Is. So. Colourful. In theory, this sounded like its only virtue, seeming like a misjudged cash-grabbing exercise with a passé '90s toy. Happily, however, Trolls subverts expectations with an...

Pitch Perfect 2 – Review

Anna Kendrick and her singing sisters are back. This time competing against a superior German group in a series of increasingly impressive arrangements and routines. Routine is the operative word and "second...

The Last Five Years – Review

Broadway and musicals are a perfect couple. However, problems arise when you decide to add another to the relationship: the medium of film. On stage, energy is easy to sustain - and that is likely where The...

Cake – Review

Cake has all the ingredients of a good film. It has a compelling narrative about emotional and physical pain which is refreshingly explored with wit and sleight of hand. The beautiful cinematography captures...

Into the Woods – Review

With its loudly trumpeted message of "be careful what you wish for", Rob Marshall’s stagey version of Stephen Sondheim’s fairy tale mash-up musical is toe-tapping good fun. Not aided by the two-part...

Life After Beth – EIFF Review

Writer-director Jeff Baena's directorial and feature debut, Life After Beth, is equal parts tender satire and physical zom-com. Plaza and DeHaan deliver thoroughly accomplished performances, seamlessly...

Drinking Buddies – Review

From Joe Swanberg, a master of the mumblecore movement, Drinking Buddies is a charming – if indulgent – anti-romcom revolving around four friends and a microbrewery. The unconventional setting never...