After Yang (2022) Review

After Yang (2022) Review

Kogonada takes inspiration from Hirokazu Koreeda for his “exceptionally beautiful” 2022 film ‘After Yang’ starring Colin Farrell as the father of a young robot. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Winners (2022) EIFF Review

Winners (2022) EIFF Review

A young boy seeks to return an Oscar statue to its rightful owner in the UK-financed, Iran-set ‘Winners’ (2022) from director Hassan Nazer. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Full Time (2021) EIFF Review

Full Time (2021) EIFF Review

Eric Gravel directs Laure Calamy in ‘Full Time’ – picture the Safdie Brothers directing a film about a single mother. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Axiom (2022) EIFF Review

Axiom (2022) EIFF Review

Upcoming Swedish director Jöns Jönsson proves he’s a filmmaker to keep your eye on with the subtle but interesting ‘Axiom’ (2022) starring Moritz von Treuenfels. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Official Competition (2021) EIFF Review

Official Competition (2021) EIFF Review

Penélope Cruz, Antonio Banderas and Oscar Martínez star as three filmmakers in ‘Official Competition’, an hilarious satire on the film industry. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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Flux Gourmet (2022) EIFF Review

Flux Gourmet (2022) EIFF Review

Infamous director Peter Strickland follows his divisive ‘In Fabric’ with 2022’s ‘Flux Gourmet’ starring Asa Butterfield and Gwendoline Christie, a repetitive and messy satire. Review by Mark Carnochan.

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The Road Dance (2021) EIFF Review

The Road Dance (2021) EIFF Review

‘The Road Dance’, from filmmaker Richie Adams and adapted from the book by John MacKay, returns Scottish cinema to its roots, though makes for a frustrating experience. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Mad God (2021) EIFF Review

Mad God (2021) EIFF Review

Phil Tippett, the man behind visual effects on the likes of ‘Jurassic Park’, directs stop motion animation ‘Mad God’, nightmare fuel 30 years in the making. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Annette (2021) EIFF Review

Annette (2021) EIFF Review

Sparks and Leos Carax combine for the unique and interesting movie musical ‘Annette’, starring Adam Driver and Marion Cotillard. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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Mandibles (2021) EIFF Review

Mandibles (2021) EIFF Review

‘Mandibles’ (2020/21), the latest film from French director Quentin Dupieux and starring Adèle Exarchopoulos, is a significant drop in quality from ‘Deerskin’. Mark Carnochan reviews.

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