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Adam Thornton

Adam is a budding film reviewer who is still working out how to use his Masters in Film Studies from Aberystwyth University. His main hobby is watching films, especially Hong Kong action cinema, although he has no (actual) knowledge of martial arts whatsoever! His other interests include stand-up comedy, but only as an audience member, and reading books about film. His quest to obtain a social life is still ongoing...

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Reviews: 159
Other Articles: 5

Lost Bullet

Effectively-staged thriller’s nail-biting action sequences make up for its shortcomings

Volcano

A seemingly simple fish-out-of-water story that raises deeper issues of national identity

The Zim

Intense depiction of the impact of the Zimbabwean land reform act

Run

Former boy racer attempts to escape his restricted life in this impressively-directed film

Time To Hunt

Atmospheric direction and layered characterisation make this South Korean thriller a must-see

Moffie

Impressively told story of sexuality struggles during apartheid-era South Africa

Rising High

Derivative collection of cliches from better films that never establishes its own identity

Alive

A nuanced and well-rounded look at disability and sex

Maska

Bollywood comedy-drama content with simply rehashing old cliches

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Report

Revealing drama about the CIA’s use of torture during the War on Terror

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Rojo

A well-crafted look at Argentinian society during a crucial point in the nation’s history

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Broken Silence

A powerful account of how the Franco regime affects one woman and her village

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Eternal Feminine

A powerful yet truncated look at professional and personal equality in 1950s Mexico

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Candidate

Darkly-humorous yet thrilling drama about political corruption through the eyes of one man

Dark City

Charlton Heston impresses in early role in this gripping film noir revenge thriller

Pink House
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Pink House

A small-scale and subtly powerful play about the ghosts of the past and cultural legacies

Edinburgh Filmhouse

The Souvenir

Understated yet quietly powerful account of an abusive relationship