Film Reviews


Samurai Marathon

‘Samurai Marathon’: Edinburgh Review

The team behind ‘13 Assassins’ teams up with Bernard Rose for an epic sword-slasher

Balance Not Symmetry

‘Balance Not Symmetry’: Edinburgh Review

An unsuccessful collaboration between director Jamie Adams and the band Biffy Clyro


‘Vortex’: Shanghai Review

Da Peng plays it straight in Chongqing-set crime thriller

Strange But True

‘Strange But True’: Edinburgh Review

A fine cast including Amy Ryan and Margaret Qualley attacks Rowan Athale’s domestic thriller


‘Alice’: Edinburgh Review

Directed by an Australian first-timer, this Paris-set SXSW winner impresses on its international debut

The Mystery of Henri Pick

‘The Mystery Of Henri Pick’: Edinburgh Review

Crisp caper is an intellectual ‘whowroteit’

The Furies

‘The Furies’: Edinburgh Review

Retro slasher movie from Australia should make some commercial splatter

The Best of Dorien B.

'The Best Of Dorien B.': Edinburgh Review

Notable debut from Belgium’s Anke Blonde which marks the former casting director out as a talent to watch

Boyz in the Wood

'Boyz In The Wood': Edinburgh Review

Scotland’s premier festival opens with a lively teen comedy set in the highlands

About Love

'About Love': Sheffield Review

This absorbing family portrait from a young Bombay director took the New Talent award at Sheffield

Hearts And Bones

'Hearts And Bones': Sydney Review

A photographer and a refugee grapple with the trauma of a shared war


'Bellbird': Sydney Review

A tender, amusing reflection on life and loss in a small New Zealand dairy farm

Toy Story 4 Disney

'Toy Story 4': Review

A happy excuse to revisit Woody & Co