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EIFF 2017: The Little Hours Review

Alison Brie, Aubrey Plaza and Kate Micucci star as frustrated nuns in Jeff Baena’s adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s The Decameron.

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  • 6th July 2017
  • Adam
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EIFF 2017: Waterboys Review

A crime writer and his son – both reeling from failed relationships – reconnect on a trip to Edinburgh in this poignant Dutch comedy drama.

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  • 30th June 2017
  • Adam
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EIFF 2017: Freak Show Review

Alex Lawther gives an astonishing performance as a flamboyant, “transvisionary gender obliviator” in Trudie Styler’s poignant high school dramedy.

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  • 27th June 2017
  • Adam
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EIFF 2017: EMO the Musical Review

An emo kid in an Australian high school finds his scene cred under threat when he falls for a Christian girl in Neil Triffett’s sharp musical comedy.

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  • 26th June 2017
  • Adam
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EIFF 2017: Goodbye Berlin Review

Two high school kids have a summer to remember in this charming German coming-of-age, road trip movie from acclaimed director Fatih Akin.

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  • 25th June 2017
  • Adam
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EIFF 2017: Modern Life is Rubbish Review

Freya Mavor and Josh Whitehouse relive their relationship through their CD collection in Daniel Jerome Gill’s winning romcom.

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  • 22nd June 2017
  • Adam
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Toni Erdmann Review

Maren Ade’s oddball German comedy beguiling, funny and insightful in its depiction of an unusual father-daughter relationship.

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  • 8th February 2017
  • Adam
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T2 Trainspotting Review

Danny Boyle’s belated sequel replaces the drug-addled youthful exuberance of Trainspotting with sober, middle-aged ennui.

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  • 22nd January 2017
  • Adam
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The Edge of Seventeen Review

Kelly Fremon Craig’s high school dramedy perfectly captures the life-or-death stakes of teenage life.

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  • 8th December 2016
  • Adam
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Paterson Review

Jim Jarmusch’s minor masterpiece embraces the small wonders of ordinary life and the pleasure that can be found in the creative process.

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  • 30th November 2016
  • Adam