Category Archives: cinema

Reviews of the latest UK cinema releases.

EIFF Film review: The Oath (Eiðurinn)

  When filmmakers possess a signature style that can be identified across their body of work, they are sometimes referred to as an auteur of cinema. It’s a term that might get banded around too frequently, but one that is … Continue reading

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EIFF Film review: Becoming Cary Grant

Cary Grant is very fondly remembered as a Hollywood icon but documentary filmmaker Mark Kidel scrapes away the Hollywood glitz and gloss to explore the man behind the movie star in Becoming Cary Grant. Adapted from an unpublished autobiography, we … Continue reading

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EIFF Film review: Bad Day for the Cut

 Chris Baugh writes and directs his feature debut Bad Day for the Cut, a revenge thriller set in Northern Ireland. The plot follows middle-aged farmer Donal (Nigel O’Neill) who lives a quiet, unadventurous life with his mother Florence (Stella McCusker), … Continue reading

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EIFF Film review: Where is Kyra?

Following a four-year hiatus, Michelle Pfeiffer makes her acting return taking the titular role in Andrew Dosunmu’s slow-burning drama Where is Kyra? Poverty-stricken Kyra lives in Brooklyn with her elderly ailing mother Ruth (Suzanne Shepherd) and struggles to make ends … Continue reading

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Film review: Baywatch

Just in time for summer, the hit nineties television show Baywatch has been given the cinematic treatment. Directed by Seth Gordon, the modern-day reimagining stars Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson as Lieutenant Mitch Buchannon, chief lifeguard at Emerald Bay, Florida. Along … Continue reading

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Film review: Wonder Woman

 Since a brief yet scene-stealing cameo in last year’s disappointing DC effort, the anticipation around the Wonder Woman stand-alone outing has been rife. This is the first female-led comic-book movie in over a decade, and filmmaker Patty Jenkins is in … Continue reading

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Film review: The Secret Scripture

  Sebastian Barry’s novel The Secret Scripture was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize back in 2008, and now writer and director Jim Sheridan has adapted the Irish story from page to screen. The plot centres around mental hospital patient … Continue reading

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