Never Steady, Never Still review – Shirley Henderson is extraordinary in this accomplished heartbreaker from debut director Kathleen Hepburn

Allan Hunter 16 April 2018 Shirley Henderson is extraordinary in this accomplished heartbreaker from debut director Kathleen Hepburn Fleeting moments of happiness are wrestled from the misery of illness and adversity in accomplished heartbreaker Never Steady, Never Still, the feature debut from writer-director Kathleen Hepburn. Expanded from her award-winning 2015 short, it immerses us in…

You, Me and Him review – Semi-successful British rom-com, featuring Lucy Punch and David Tennant

Matthew Turner 16 April 2018 Semi-successful British rom-com, featuring Lucy Punch and David Tennant Lucy Punch, Faye Marsay and David Tennant headline this bittersweet romantic comedy from actress-turned-writer-director Daisy Aitkens. It might not be the most polished production, but it delivers both big laughs and impactful emotion. Punch plays 40-year-old Olivia, a lesbian lawyer in…

The Leisure Seeker film review

★★ Directed by: Paolo Virzi Starring: Helen Mirren, Donald Sutherland Film Review by: George Wolf Pairing up Helen Mirren and Donald Sutherland is a welcome idea with exciting potential. Much of that potential is left unexplored by The Leisure Seeker in favor of embarrassing schtick and cheap sentiment. The veteran actors star as Ella and…

NICOLA – A Touching Story short film

Written and Directed by Dev Seth Starring Peter Svatik, Amelia Eve, Sam Dunning, Ryan Graham, Nadezda Maksimenko Short Film Review by Hannah Sayer Is true love accepting someone for who they are or trying to help them by pushing them out of their comfort zone? This is the lasting question which Dev Seth’s debut short…

The Endless film review

★★★ Directed by Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead Starring Justin Benson, Aaron Moorehead, Callie Hernandez, James Jordan, Tate Ellington Film Review by Hope Madden There is something very clever about the way Justin Benson and Aaron Moorehead’s movies sneak up on you. Always creepy, still they defy genre expectations even as they play with them….

Blockers film review

★★★ Directed by Kay Cannon Starring Leslie Mann, John Cena, Kathryn Newton, Gideon Adlon, Geraldine Viswanthan, Ike Barinholtz Film Reviewby George Wolf Is it me, or is there an encouraging trend building here? In the last few years, mainstream teen comedies such as The Duff,The Edge of Seventeen and Love, Simon have shown more smarts…

Incredibles 2 superheroes flying in for Edinburgh International Film Festival

Scott Henderson 13 April 2018 Disney Pixar’s highly anticipated sequel will be highlight of festival’s opening weekend The Edinburgh International Film Festival continues its run of hosting Disney Pixar film galas with the long-awaited arrival of Incredibles 2. Hard to believe, but it’s been 14 years since the beloved original hit the big screen. Incredibles…

A Quiet Place film review

★★★★ Directed by John Krasinski Starring Emily Blunt, John Krasinski, Millicent Simmonds, Noah Jupe Film Review by Hope Madden Damn. So, John Krasinski. That big, tall guy, kind of doughy faced? Married to Emily Blunt? Dude can direct the shit out of a horror movie. Krasinski co-writes, directs and stars in the smart, nerve-wracking gut-punch…