A tense meditation on the nature of crime and punishment.
A remarkable true story becomes an adequate film.
Damien Chazelle’s beautifully realised musical deals in both dreams and reality.
Neo-noir farce from the director of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. How much more Shane Black could this be? The answer is none; none more Shane Black.
The structure is patchy, but the delivery sensitive and insightful in this coming of age drama about a teenage girl and her transgender parent.
Sympathetic cringes and laughs as cathartic as they are hearty in a performance by a natural storyteller.
Cleverly constructed and intimately told, Alex Ross Perry’s comedy-drama is an acute study of narcissism and the reluctance to change.
Robert Carlyle’s directorial debut is sure to put bums in seats, but unlikely to have many perched on the edge of them.
Ryan Gosling’s unfairly maligned directorial debut is visually stunning and well worth your time.
An adequate reimagining that suffers by comparison to both its predecessor and other modern imitations.
A familiar and on the nose family sci-fi, but at least its heart is in the right place.
Endlessly unique, exhilarating and unpredictable. Luckily for us, director George Miller just might be madder than Max is.
Peter Strickland takes inspiration from European erotica to craft a drama that is sensual, hallucinatory, poignant and – most of all – human.
Fun, but a little rote, Marvel Studios’ second major crossover feels more like a comic book event than a film.
This darkly comic Argentine anthology has a promising set-up and good delivery, but lacks a satisfying punch line.
It’s been nearly two decades, but the influential ’90s emo act have lost none of their shine.
The Wachowskis take on space opera: Flash! Aa-aargh!
Tim Burton eschews his own kitsch image to tell a story about mass produced art and domestic subjugation.
The concept is high and so is the tension as Jude Law leads a submarine crew on a quest for Nazi gold.
A documentary that sheds heartbreaking light on the situation facing Norway’s underage asylum seekers.
Patrick Harley speaks to Jonathan Clements about Scotland Loves Anime and what makes Japanese animation quite so unique.
A rundown of what to expect from Scotland’s newest international film festival, plus an exclusive trailer for one of its exciting premieres.
It may not feel like ‘serious’ sci-fi today, but in 1929 this comic book epic was as close as man could get.
It may have its problems, but EIFF 2014’s closing film possesses just enough honesty to see it through.