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A Wall is a Screen: Leith

14 Aug 20184 stars

A meditation upon the city at night

Now in their fifteenth year, Hamburg-based short film programmers A Wall is a Screen have devised a film festival with a difference; one where the cinema doesn't have four walls, but is instead the buildings and spaces of the local neighbourhood. With a…

The Festival

14 Aug 20183 stars

Puerile but exuberant Inbetweeners-style comedy featuring typically game work from Joe Thomas

Another Inbetweeners movie in all but name, Iain Morris's latest is an exuberant comedy about friendship, break-ups and getting utterly spangled with a Smurf at a music festival. Joe Thomas plays Nick, a lovesick no-hoper not a million miles from his…

Take One Action 2018 lineup announced

14 Aug 2018

Themes featured in this year's festival include female empowerment, the struggle for true democracy and the reality of displacement

Take One Action, the UK's leading social change film festival, is returning for its 11th edition this Autumn. The festival comes to Edinburgh and Glasgow on the 12–23 September and then heads to Aberdeen (16–18) and Inverness (23–25) in November. It…

The Equalizer 2

13 Aug 20182 stars

Denzel Washington keeps things watchable in this so-so sequel

The 2014 big screen take on the Edward Woodward TV show transferred little but the central character's name – Robert McCall – and the notion of an ex-special ops agent who uses his skills to help the downtrodden. The star-power of Denzel Washington, a…

The Eyes of Orson Welles

13 Aug 20184 stars

Mark Cousins finds a fresh perspective on the filmmaking legend by focusing on his artwork

As biographer and subject, Mark Cousins and Orson Welles are well suited – the intelligent, impishly personable cinephile casting his eye over one of the greatest filmmakers in the history of the medium, and its ultimate showman. Unsurprisingly, the…