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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The Forgiven (2021) Review

The Forgiven (2021) Review

John Michael McDonagh returns to form with ‘The Forgiven’ starring Ralph Fiennes and Jessica Chastain, an upper class couple who accidentally kill a Moroccan boy. 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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Aftersun (2022) EIFF Review

Aftersun (2022) EIFF Review

Paul Mescal stars as a dad managing anger issues in father-daughter relationship drama ‘Aftersun’ (2022), from screenwriter-director Charlotte Wells. Mark Carnochan reviews from EIFF.

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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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