The Green Inferno – Review

Making his directorial debut with Cabin Fever in 2002, with a further array of torture porn quickly on the way through Hostels one and two, actor/producer/director Eli Roth freely continues his gore-laden...

Hide and Seek – Review

Joanna Coates' feature debut centres realism in a place often found, yet often lost. Coates' uncluttered depiction of a polyamorous utopian society comfortably avoids falling into sexual fantasy, instead...

Joe – Review

Adapted from the late Larry Brown’s novel of the same name, Joe commands exceedingly tight performances within a morally bereft universe. All aspects point to open-ended nihilism, as Joe’s modern wasteland...

The House of Magic (3D) – Review

Featuring near every children's tale trope, The House of Magic possesses little imagination beyond a slight fusion of Toy Story and Over the Hedge. Sassy chihuahuas emit crude one-liners, fat people fall...

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...

Cold in July – EIFF Review

Adapted for screen from John Lansdale's novel of the same name, Cold in July retains its free-flowing pulp heritage, with violence and retribution galore. What sets Mickle's latest apart, however, is just...

Set Fire to the Stars – EIFF Review

Set Fire to the Stars is what happens when performance and written word arrestingly compete for head billing. Goddard's feature debut boasts the full enormity of its inspired source (Dylan Thomas' 'Love In...

Something, Anything – EIFF Review

Writer-director Paul Harrill's feature debut offers higher understanding without the usual cost of condescension. Something, Anything gently indicts blindly-followed sociopolitical (bourgeois) ideals, while...