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20 Sep 2018

We look at some of the ways students can get involved with the growing film industry in Scotland

In one guise or another, Edinburgh and Glasgow have both seen their fair share of the silver screen in recent years. From World War Z's zombie hordes to the superhero tussles of Avengers: Infinity War, heavyweight production companies are increasingly…

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

19 Sep 20183 stars

Eli Roth takes the helm of this atmospheric yet insufficiently charming kids' horror adaptation

Eli Roth is a name synonymous with violence and gratuitous gore, famous for films like Cabin Fever and Hostel. Surprisingly, Roth has now been handed the skeleton key to the first volume in a treasured series of children's horror books written by John…

Beautiful Boy

17 Sep 20183 stars

TIFF 2018: Steve Carell and Timothée Chalamet shine as a father and son torn apart by addiction

The Belgian director of The Broken Circle Breakdown, Felix Van Groeningen, makes a smooth, heartrending transition to English-language fare with Beautiful Boy, a true-life tale of a family torn apart by addiction. Powerful core performances from Steve…

A Simple Favour

17 Sep 20184 stars

Anna Kendrick and Blake Lively excel in Paul Feig's sly black comedy

In an era when Hollywood is being shamed into reconsidering the way it portrays women, the man behind Bridesmaids, Spy and the all-female Ghostbusters reboot, Paul Feig, is one director who can hold his head up high. His latest effort, based on the…

Climax

17 Sep 20183 stars

The ever-incendiary Gaspar Noé returns for an impressive, if somewhat irritating bad trip movie

Gaspar Noé's fifth feature is exactly what you might expect from the director of Enter the Void, Love and Irreversible. Extreme doesn't even begin to cover this one night in hell, an acid-spiked nightmare that will likely enthrall, bore and unnerve you.