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Kelly Macdonald: 'Can I get a part in Star Wars, please?'

25 Jun 2018

Puzzle actress discusses her latest role in Marc Turtleaub's midlife crisis drama

To read the summary plotline of Kelly Macdonald's new film Puzzle – which tells of a suburban housewife and mother from Bridgeport, Connecticut, who finds meaning in life through the world of competitive jigsaw puzzling – it's possible to imagine the…

Incredibles 2

22 Jun 20183 stars

EIFF 2018: Sporadically super animated sequel that reunites us with the titular family

'Leave the saving of the world to the men? I don't think so!' remarks Helen Parr (Holly Hunter) in a film that sees her take one of her long stretchy strides out from her husband's shadow and return to single-handed heroics.

To mark the release of Incredibles 2, here are seventeen things you probably didn't know about Pixar

22 Jun 2018

As the superpower Parr family returns after 14 years, all your Pixar-related trivia needs are fulfilled

Well before The Avengers franchise took hold of the box office, there was another superhero power-house that captivated viewers – Pixar's The Incredibles. Now, 14 years after the release of the first film, the long-awaited sequel is finally flying into…

Searching

21 Jun 20182 stars

EIFF 2018: Disappointing techno-thriller, starring John Cho and Debra Messing

How the internet impacts modern life would be a timely theme for a techno-thriller; unfortunately Aneesh Chaganty's Searching makes only fleeting reference to growing concerns about data mining and how information is used. Instead, the online world…

Puzzle

20 Jun 20183 stars

EIFF 2018: Kelly Macdonald is typically divine in a wonderfully subtle, if rather slight domestic drama

A housewife throws her life into an exhilarating muddle when she picks up the pieces of a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle. What unfolds is the most unassuming of domestic dramas, sprinkled with just a hint of eccentricity, that nevertheless comes from a…