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Despicable Me 3

26 Jun 20173 stars

More animated anarchy from Gru and the gang, as South Park's Trey Parker joins the fray

'Son of a Beetamax!' snorts supervillain Balthazar Bratt as his latest scheme is thwarted. Getting in on the 80s nostalgia act, Despicable Me 3 sees the megalomaniac former child star (voiced by South Park's Trey Parker) plot his revenge on Hollywood.

The Last Photograph

26 Jun 20174 stars

EIFF 2017: Danny Huston directs and stars in a tough but rewarding take on the Lockerbie disaster

Son of John, half-brother to Anjelica, Danny Huston is familiar from villainous supporting turns in fanciful blockbusters like X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Wonder Woman. If a scene involving a robotic exoskeleton or an inter-dimensional vortex lacks…

Cars 3

26 Jun 20172 stars

EIFF 2017: Armie Hammer joins Owen Wilson in another disappointing entry in the Pixar franchise

'It's always good to try something new!' squeaks a car during the celebratory finale of Cars 3. In the context of such a by-the-numbers sequel, it's a line very much against the grain in what seems little more than a rudimentary cash-grab from director…

Final Portrait

26 Jun 20174 stars

EIFF 2017: Enjoyably farcical biopic of Alberto Giacometti, from Stanley Tucci

Despite the severe-sounding title, this is a delightfully playful look at the life of Swiss painter and sculptor Alberto Giacometti (played here by Geoffrey Rush). Written and directed by Stanley Tucci, the artist is seen through the eyes of American…

All Eyez on Me

26 Jun 20171 star

Slapdash biopic of Tupac Shakur that's both offensive and apparently inaccurate

Director Benny Boom fails to dig deep to tell the life story of hip-hop legend Tupac Shakur who was shot dead at the age of 25 in 1996. Hastening through the years, he introduces people of significance in a frustratingly slapdash manner, apparently…