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Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Hearts Beat Loud ****

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In the hip Brooklyn neighbourhood of Red Hook, widowed dad and record store owner Frank (Nick Offerman) is preparing to send his daughter Sam (Kiersey Clemons) off to California to study medicine, while being...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review: Almost Fashionable: A Film About Travis *****

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Two years ago, Travis frontman Fran Healy had an idea to direct a music documentary with a difference. “I wanted to create a picture of us at that point, take a music journalist with...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Closing Gala – Swimming With Men ****

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A bittersweet British comedy packed with delightful performances, Swimming with Men – hailed ‘The Full Monty in speedos’ – is a winning comedy drama, with Rob Brydon excellent as a middle-aged man who stumbles...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Review: Time Trial ***

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Finlay Pretsell’s documentary follows Scottish-born David Millar on his final season in cycling in 2014 as he attempts to gain selection for what will be his 13th Tour de France.Millar bought his first road...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: Anna and the Apocalypse ****

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Anna and the Apocalypse is a teen-zombie-musical-comedy, a strange but thankfully well executed premise. The film’s tone is almost indefinable but imagine a mashup of High School Musical and Night of the Living Dead,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Review: RBG ****

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In the documentary RBG, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen seek to discover how softly spoken 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is inspiring a whole new generation of women who are calling...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Review: The Parting Glass ****

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Early in The Parting Glass patriarch Tommy (Ed Asner) says: “I don’t know if I’m up for this.” Given that “this” is a journey to collect the remnants of his late daughter Colleen’s life,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Review: Calibre *****

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Father-to-be Vaughn (Jack Lowden) and childhood friend Marcus (Martin McCann) head to the Scottish Highlands for a weekend hunting trip which quickly descends into the holiday from hell.The morning after a night boozing with...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Mary Shelley

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Mary Shelley tells the story of Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin (Elle Fanning) - author of one of the world’s most famous Gothic novels ‘Frankenstein’ - and her fiery, tempestuous relationship with renowned romantic poet Percy...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – George Michael: Freedom – Director’s Cut

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The director’s cut of the documentary George Michael: Freedom will have its UK Premiere on Monday 25th June 2018 as part of EIFF 2018.The widely praised feature-length film first aired on Channel 4 in...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Meeting Jim

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Meeting Jim is a feature length documentary journey through the lifetime of Jim Haynes, an extraordinary 83-year-old American who grabbed with heart and soul the spirit of the 1960s and continued to carry it...

EIFF teams up with The Sunday Times Scotland for 72nd festival

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) 2018 has a new media partner in this its 72nd year, The Sunday Times Scotland.EIFF takes place in Edinburgh from 20 June to 1 July 2018 and there...

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