A shallow film rife for analysis but with little actual drama
A powerful and pertinent portrayal of those who commit fraud to escape poverty in Ghana.
A frustrating, by-the-numbers horror flick that squanders its potential.
A blend of horror and fairy tale that somehow reanimates zombies into something mostly fresh.
An ode to vintage pulp science-fiction that delivers an enthralling slow-burn mystery
A disappointing film that suffers under the weight of its own melodrama
Icelandic debut about immigration and charity is a strong character piece but still feels lacking.
Gwen’s unwillingness to fully commit to its horror or drama results in a disappointing end product.
A concept with potential for biting satire is too reliant on unfunny and outdated humour
Théâtre de Romette crafts a deeply playful and accessible story through its simple premise and imaginative performance.
Theater Artemis’ use of puppetry and mime helps to create a charming show suitable for all ages.
A powerful piece on the terrorism experienced by children that engages with its young audience.
Now in its eighth year, Summerhall once again promises a verisimilitude of visual arts, music, and theatre projects for the 2019 Edinburgh Fringe.
Surrogate Productions’ UK premiere of Jon Fosse’s play is an admirable translation that suffers in its execution.
An unsuccessful attempt at parody and subversion.
A terrifyingly claustrophobic experience that highlights the talents of a freshman director
Directorial debut slips into cliche despite the strength of its cast and background elements.
A myriad of short films highlighting the horrors of familial relationships.
An excellent adaptation of a classic film that is hilarious, heartbreaking and all too relevant.
Timely and necessary documentary about determination and female empowerment.
Visually stunning, albeit shallow, portrayal of denial and isolation primarily carried by the strength of its star.
A lack-lustre portrayal of disenfranchisement and teenage angst that only serves as a platform for Green Day’s music.
Powerful musical stuns audience with heart-warming tale of friendship and tolerance.
Bland film with a strong central performance that adds little to the legacy of Lizzie Borden.