Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

A grieving mother openly challenges the local authorities for failing to solve her daughter’s murder by using billboards to make her feelings clear in Martin McDonagh’s Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. This film’s theme can simply be summed up as “life is unfair”. It forms the basis of the various character stories here and comes…

EIFF 2016 – Best of the Fest

Now that I’ve finally finished all of my Edinburgh International Film Festival reviews I thought I would cap it all off by sharing my 5 personal favourites from my time at the festival. I saw a lot of films and had so many great experiences but there are 5 that stand out. There is a…

Mr Right

If, at the beginning of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, you’d told me my favourite celluloid presentation would be a movie about a dancing assassin and the lovably crazy woman that falls for him, I’m not sure I wouldn’t have called the folks in white coats to come see you, but here we are with…

EIFF 2015 – Misery Loves Comedy

Kevin Pollak’s documentary¬†Misery Loves Comedy has him ask a large number of people associated with comedy what they think makes them funny. Comedy is a difficult beast at the best of times. We all know what we find funny and can rattle off examples of things we consider to be hilarious but the question of…

On the Silver Screen – Say When

Say When (or Laggies as it’s known in the US) is the story of a woman in her 20s who faces a quarter life crisis and escapes her life to reassess her priorities. The most irritating thing about this film is that it had a lot of potential to be something. Being a directionless 20…