Low-key absurdity, atmospheric isolation and melancholic anti-thrills. Paul Milne reviews Vahid Vakilifar’s TABOOR at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
Treading a fine line between creepy and charming, IN THE HOUSE ingratiates itself with the audience before pulling off a nimble series of twists and reversals.
Penny Woolcock’s inner-city gang documentary humanises people who have been demonised for too long, writes Gavin Midgley.
Cristian Mungiu’s BEYOND THE HILLS looks at the moral ambiguity behind a real life event: a misguided exorcism that took place in an Orthodox community in Romania in 2005. Steve Williams reviews.
Although Rufus Norris’s directorial debut starts off on a well-trodden path, there is enough cinematic ingenuity here to make a film staple feel refreshingly original, writes Dan Harling.
Cigarette Burns organises screenings of cult films in various London venues. Ferry Hunt reviews the recent screening of THE KEEP on 35mm.
Jim Ross reviews WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN, Lynne Ramsay’s truly unsettling return to the big screen following a mother in the aftermath and build up to a horrific act of violence by her son.