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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: 149
Other Articles: 4
Pleasance Dome

Goodbear: Dougal

Energetic performances from this returning comedy duo keep the audience thoroughly entertained

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Photograph

Unconvincing performances and poor writing undermine this attempt at romance

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