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Jonny Sweet


After four years in the wanderlust wilderness, Jonny Sweet is back to the homeland to gorge himself on musical and cinematic catnip and scribble furiously in dimly lit rooms.

Reviews: 236
Other Articles: 55
Assembly Rooms

My Darling Clemmie

Intimate portrait of one of Britain’s most famous figureheads delivered by his wife

Assembly Rooms

My Land

Jaw-dropping and back-breaking feats of physical strength and suppleness

Pleasance Courtyard

Brave Macbeth

Fun and farcical retelling of the Scottish play perfectly pitched at youngsters

Paradise in the Vault

Subject Mater

Innovative and engaging look at motherhood and mental health

theSpace on Niddry Street

Death by Shakespeare

Physically inventive adaptation of Shakespeare’s most memorable death scenes

Edinburgh Filmhouse


Dark and disturbing tale of naive girl corrupted by drug baron abroad

Odeon Lothian Road


Parable about poverty is dripping with symbolism but short on substance

Vue Omni Centre

I See You

Shape-shifting thriller intrigues more than it emotes

Vue Omni Centre

Strange But True

Strong twist can’t paper over plot inconsistencies in taut thriller.


New Cinema Releases June 2019

Free-spirited 50-somethings, extra-terrestrial sexuality experiments and Libyan female footballers star in June’s cinematic programme.

Edinburgh Filmhouse

Long Shot

Tonally confused rom-com is lesser than the sum of its parts.