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★★ Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour Starring: Elle Fanning, Douglas Booth, Bel Powley, Tom Sturridge Film Review by: Hope Madden   Mary Shelley was a fascinating person. She was the offspring of a radical feminist, sure. Still, what fire it must have taken to abandon societal pressures at the time in favor of a scandalous relationship…

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★★★★Directed by: Chris EsperWritten by: Chris EsperStarring: Tom Mariano, Brendan Meehan, Sheetal Kelkar, Jamie Braddy, William DeCoff, Adam Masnyk, Gina Petronella, Madeline B. Smith, Vac Harris, Omari Riley, Paul Kandarian, Grady Oberton, Lakia Norwood, Quitman McBride, Mackenzie Sarkisian, Gabriella Lentini, Annora Takeuchi, Ava IngallsShort Film Review by: Chris Olson Baggage. It’s both a psychological encumbrance…

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★★★★ Directed by: Claire Denis Starring: Juliette Binoche, Xavier Beauvois, Alex Descas Film Review by: Hope Madden   Claire Denis + Juliet Binoche = yes, please.   For her latest, Let the Sunshine In, the unerringly insightful French filmmaker takes on middle aged dating, following behind an exasperated Isabelle (Binoche) as she rotates through a…

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★★★ Directed by: Jeff Tomsic Starring: Ed Helms, Jon Hamm, Jake Johnson, Hannibal Buress, Isla Fisher, LilRei Howery, Jeremy Renner, Leslie  Bibb Film Review by: George Wolf   The premise is ridiculous. It’s also attention-grabbing, and mostly true.   A film could have worse starting blocks, and Tag makes sure they’re put to good use….

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★★★ Directed by: Gary Ross Starring: Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Rihanna, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter, Mindy Kaling, Awkwafina, James Corden Film Review by: Hope Madden and George Wolf   More than 15 years ago, Steven Soderbergh recast the Rat Pack, pointing out a set of Hollywood A-listers led by George Clooney who were as…

Caledonia dreaming: Scottish works take centre stage at EIFF

Nikki Baughan 18 June 2018 Rachel Maclean, Make Me Up Nikki Baughan picks through the best of Scottish screen work at this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival While the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) has built a reputation as an essential showcase for the best in world cinema, the support of Scottish films and filmmakers…