Kevin Ibbotson-Wight

Films & Comedy Editor
Borders-born Edinburgh based worker/ writer/ runner/ sleeper. A good book, a good film, or a good show and I'm a very happy chap.
959 articles

Son of Saul

[Rating: 5/5] A remorseless, yet deeply moral glimpse into the abyss of Auschwitz in an extraordinary debut film.

25 April 2016

Three Brothers

[Rating: 2/5] A family is reunited by the death of their mother in a drama smothered in misplaced nostalgia.

8 April 2016


[Rating: 4/5] Tim Roth is quietly magnificent in a sombre and almost unbearably realistic examination of terminal illness.

5 April 2016

Death Walks Twice

[Rating: 3/5] A brace of bracing vintage Italian horrors that embrace their dreamy atmosphere and convoluted plotting with relish.

1 April 2016

The Absent One

[Rating: 3/5] Entertaining but frustratingly shallow affair is definitely a lesser entry in the expanding canon of Scandinavian crime dramas.

28 March 2016

The Witch

[Rating: 5/5] An astonishing debut that drips with foreboding, and welds itself parasitically into the subconscious. A unique and beautifully-crafted film a millions miles from most identikit modern horror.

27 March 2016


Ben Wheatley and J.G Ballard proves a fruitful partnership as the author's cautionary tale of modern living is turned into a beautifully realised retro-futurist nightmare.

7 March 2016

Iphigenia in Splott

Sophie Melville's performance is exceptional in a powerful and emotional modernisation of a Greek classic.

4 March 2016

The Crucible

A blistering and savage new version of Arthur Miller's McCarthy-era masterpiece that takes the breath away.

23 February 2016

The Sunday Night Laugh-In

A packed bill of quality acts is just the ticket for getting over the New Year blues, with a decent mix of new faces and Fringe favourites.

18 January 2016