Michael Inside

Michael Inside

Mansel Stimpson writes about an Irish film that confronts truths about the bad influence that prison can have. The tone established by writer/director Frank Berry is enormously important here. Michael Inside is, as the very title suggests, a film about being in prison...
Between Tragedy and Broken Dreams

Between Tragedy and Broken Dreams

Mohammed Rouda discusses five recent films about the Syrian War It is natural that war in Syria, which has been raging for seven years, should provide film-makers with subjects to express their beliefs and views. The same goes for events since 2010 in other Arab...
10 films to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

10 films to see at the Edinburgh International Film Festival

From edgy British indies to family favourites, Anna Smith picks 10 promising films to watch out for in this year’s selection. Puzzle EIFF regular Kelly Macdonald plays a jigsaw genius in character-driven drama that’s opening the festival on Wednesday. Lucid Can lucid...
Under the Skin with a live score

Under the Skin with a live score

Anna Smith revisits the award-winning sci-fi Under the Skin – this time with a live orchestra Mica Levi’s remarkable score for Under the Skin won Technical Achievement of the Year at our Film Awards in 2013, where director Jonathan Glazer was also nominated for...
Popcorn Double Feature

Popcorn Double Feature

(or, Can You Smell His Sweat?): Mark E Smith, 1957-2018 by Neil Young Among the bylines I’ve accumulated in my career as a critic, the one of which I’ll always be most proud is the issue of Slovenian film-journal KINO!, published in April 2008. On the...