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A Faithful Man

19 Aug 20194 stars

Impish French New Wave-inspired romantic comedy from actor-turned-director Louis Garrel

The spirit of the French New Wave is alive and well in A Faithful Man (L'Homme Fidèle), a slight, witty romantic confection that could have been made by François Truffaut or Éric Rohmer. The second feature from actor-turned-director Louis Garrel…

Crawl

19 Aug 20193 stars

Kaya Scodelario impresses in this snappy creature feature from Alexandre Aja

'How do I keep my family safe?' asks a radio host as a category five hurricane hits the Florida town where Haley (The Maze Runner's Kaya Scodelario) is desperately searching for her father Dave (Barry Pepper), who has failed to pick up his phone for…

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

19 Aug 20193 stars

Fun teen horror from Troll Hunter's André Øvredal, based on Alvin Schwartz's stories

For teenage scare-seekers, Goosebumps just isn't going to cut it anymore. This multi-stranded meta-horror offers a flawed but lively introduction to the harder horror stuff, rich in creature creations and teasing critiques of small-town America.

Take One Action announces its 2019 programme

14 Aug 2019

The 12th edition of the global change film festival tackles female empowerment, social inequity and climate action

The UK's leading global change film festival, Take One Action, is returning to venues across Edinburgh and Glasgow this Autumn (18–29 Sep) with a programme of 20 feature films and over 20 shorts. Now in its 12th year, the festival will also make its way…

JT LeRoy

12 Aug 20193 stars

Unsatisfying but superbly cast exploration of the stranger than fiction tale

Proof that the truth really is stranger than fiction, the story of JT LeRoy is one of the greatest literary hoaxes of the modern age. An avatar created by writer Laura Albert, Jeremiah 'Terminator' LeRoy was the supposed author of several novels that…