A brief look at what’s coming up over the next month at one of our favourite independent cinemas in Edinburgh. Tickets for any and all of the following can be snaffled up from the Cameo website – though not more than a week in advance of the premiere.
Armando Iannucci / UK/France / 2017 / 107 mins
Armando Iannucci is no stranger to political satire. Having successfully taken his droll Downing Street series The Thick of It to the silver screen with In the Loop and then over the pond with Veep, he’s now set his sights on Soviet Russia – ooft. With more acting talent than you can shake a samovar at (Steve Buscemi, Jeffrey Tambor, Paddy Considine, Michael Palin, the list goes on), Iannucci’s latest effort is sure to be as dryly hysterical and superbly insightful as ever.
@ Cameo from Fri 20 Oct
Andy Serkis / UK / 2017 / 117 mins
Better known as the creepy crawler behind such characters as Gollum and Kong, Andy Serkis steps out from behind the green screen and into the folding chair for his directorial debut. In it, we’re treated to the true story of Robin Cavendish and his battle with polio to live a fulfilling life with his loving wife Diana and their young ankle biter of a son. Kleenex worthy stuff.
@ Cameo from Fri 27 Oct
Taika Waititi / USA / 2017 / 130 mins
The Marvel Cinematic Universe can always benefit from a bucking of its trend, and what better way to do that than invite Kiwi madcap director Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows, Hunt for the Wilderpeople) to take the reins? In this latest instalment, Thor will have to break out of a cosmic jail cell, do without his broken hammer, best an old buddy in a one-on-one duel and prevent the end of the world… not bad for a day’s work.
@ Cameo from Fri 27 Oct
Yorgos Lanthimos / UK/Ireland / 2017 / 121 mins
With Dogtooth and The Lobster, Yorgos Lanthimos has really made a name for himself for subversive plots, unflinchingly visceral violence and a rich undercurrent of the blackest of humours. With The Killing of a Sacred Deer, Lanthimos ventures further into the territory of horror and borrows some inspiration from Greek mythology to boot. Expect a gradually overbearing sense of disquiet and anxiety… and some deliciously dark comedy, as well.
@ Cameo from Fri 3 Nov
Sean Baker / USA / 2017 / 115 mins
After gaining widespread plaudits for his previous budget efforts, Sean Baker has now got hold of some proper bread to make his latest venture. In this offering, he once again concentrates on the beauty of child friendships as we follow two six-year-olds cavorting just beneath the poverty line. Completing the cast are their devil-may-care mother (cinematic debutante Bria Vinaite) and the evergreen but somehow greener than ever Willem Dafoe as the manager of the tacky hotel that the girls call home.
@ Cameo from Fri 10 Nov
Matt Spicer / USA / 2017 / 98 mins
The modern world’s obsession with social media means that there can be a fine line between “following” and “stalking”. Matt Spicer’s directorial debut smashes that line into smithereens as the eponymous Ingrid charts the journey between fan girl and restraining order. With an acerbic wit and biting satire directed at the Instagram generation, Ingrid Goes West is not without its fair share of creepy undertones, as well.
@ Cameo from Fri 17 Nov