Tag: Edinburgh Film Festival

  • The Green Inferno.

    Eli Roth knows how to satisfy his torture-porn audience. He’s good at that. I don’t rate it as a genre or as a credible type of film-making but nevertheless he is good at giving audiences ridiculous amounts of gore and filth. The first thing to say about Roth’s The Green Inferno is that this is not a […]

  • The Skeleton Twins.

    Life doesn’t always go where you want it to. In reality, not all of the high school bullies end up flipping burgers and not all of their victims end up on Broadway. These sad and painful truths are explored in Craig Johnson’s second feature film, The Skeleton Twins. Siblings Maggie and Milo both contemplate suicide on […]

  • Welcome to New York.

    It’s almost impossible to care about anyone, or anything, in Welcome to New York. Abel Ferrara certainly likes his nasty, corrupted protagonists. From The Driller Killer to Bad Lieutenant, this is the work of a director who’s used to working with the most vicious of lead men. His latest is Mr. Devereaux, a powerful man who works for a […]

  • The Anomaly.

    This is Noel Clarke’s third feature film as a director. Stepping away from the grimy teen violence themes that he is associated with, The Anomaly is much more of a genre piece. Venturing into directing science fiction, Clarke brings us a futuristic thriller about one man’s attempts to figure out his dramatic change in situation, but with only nine minutes until […]

  • Cold in July.

    Jim Mickle’s latest feature film is a slippery creature. A film that transforms into something you don’t initially expect, Cold in July deviates from its original focus and ventures down dark avenues where creepy things lurk. At the heart of all of this is Richard Dane, a hard working picture-framer, a loyal husband and a protective father. We […]