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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...

Reviews: 140
Other Articles: 3
Vue Omni Centre

The Grizzlies

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


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


An initially engaging mystery that unfortunately becomes unfocused


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


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


Visceral and disturbing horror still scares after twenty-six years

theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall


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

theSpace @ Surgeon's Hall


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

Pleasance Courtyard


A comedy double act that entertains with an array of anarchic sketches