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Magic Mike XXL

29 Jun 20154 stars

Things are about to get mighty warm as the Kings of Tampa hit the road

Hotter than a heat-wave and with no shortage of bare-assed cheek, the posse of perky peck-flexers leave the ladies of Tampa behind, heading to Myrtle Beach for a final groin-thrusting, breakaway-trousers-liberating hurrah, before they hang up their…

Iona

29 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Scott Graham's second film is a beautiful but messy island-set drama

In the past, director Scott Graham has said that he wants his films to feel like listening to the music of Bon Iver. Iona, his second feature, certainly captures something of that band's lyrical beauty. There’s a serenity to the way Graham depicts the…

Magician: The Astonishing Life and Work of Orson Welles

29 Jun 20153 stars

Enjoyable if insufficiently insightful doc about the legendary actor-director

The spiralling cinematic career of Orson Welles – from the dizzy highs of Citizen Kane (1941) to the dismal lows of The Transformers: The Movie (1986) – represents one of the strangest, saddest car crashes in film history. Really, it's deserving of the…

45 Years wins Michael Powell Award at EIFF

26 Jun 2015

Edinburgh International Film Festival jury announces the award winners

Andrew Haigh's 45 Years, a portrait of a fracturing marriage starring Tom Courtenay and Charlotte Rampling, has won the flagship award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival: the Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film. The jury praised…

Dope

25 Jun 20153 stars

EIFF 2015: Likeable but flawed crime caper from Rick Famuyiwa, set in the hood

Coming on like 'Geekz n the Hood', Dope follows a trio of self-confessed nerds as they nervously negotiate their dicey Inglewood neighbourhood – known as 'the Bottoms' – and try to stay out of trouble. Writer-director Rick Famuyiwa's fifth film sets…