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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: 120
Other Articles: 3
Edinburgh Filmhouse

Timecrimes

Engaging and darkly comedic time travel thriller that still entertains.

Vue Omni Centre

Sons of Denmark

Disturbingly realistic thriller examining racism and extremism through the eyes of two men

Vue Omni Centre

Go Back To China

Good performances unfortunately can’t help this conflict-free generation-clash comedy

Vue Omni Centre

The Grizzlies

Focus on social issues and strong performances help distinguish an otherwise formulaic sports film

Cronofobia

Mysterious beginning gives way to a compelling relationship between two troubled individuals

Sunset

An initially engaging mystery that unfortunately becomes unfocused

Starfish

A stylistically unique genre hybrid that overcomes its occasional misses

The Grand Duel

Lee Van Cleef rides (and fights) again in this solidly engaging Spaghetti Western

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Heavy Trip

An entertaining comedy about one band’s long journey to their first gig

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Columbus

Strong performances and impressive debut direction bring this drama to life

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Black ’47

Intense revenge thriller with important political undertones

Edinburgh Filmhouse

American Animals

Engaging performances and strong direction prevent this docu-drama from misfiring

Candyman

Visceral and disturbing horror still scares after twenty-six years

theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall

Crack/ed

A well-acted, if slightly derivative tale of one young man’s struggle with drug addiction.

Canoe
theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall

Canoe

A fatal accident divides a couple in this emotionally-compelling one-man play