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The Mole Song: Hong Kong Carpaccio at EIFF: ‘a great, distasteful midnight movie’

I do admit, I hadn’t expected to preface a review of Takeshi Miike’s latest comedy adventure with a discussion of ethics – but here we are. What I want to ask you is whether or not you think any subject is...

Foals at Citadel: ‘a great headliner but a festival lacking identity’

Citadel Festival had all the right ingredients for a cool day: quirky pineapple decorating, people exercising in Spandex, robot exhibitions. All this made for a highly easygoing experience, perfect for a...

AFROPUNK Preview

The 2016 edition of AFROPUNK London saw a line-up distinctly lacking in alternative flair. But 2017’s line-up is one that reflects its Brooklyn punk origins. With artists like SATE and Big Freedia, this...

It Comes at Night: ‘a mismarketed masterpiece’

The award for the most divisive film of 2017 is almost certain to go to It Comes at Night: the gleefully ambiguous and devastatingly bleak thriller that’s been tearing through American audiences for a whole...

Insyriated at EIFF: ‘a timely, tense, and at times harrowing drama’

Insyriated is a film that questions the impact of war on the domestic sphere, where the fringes of conflict drift too close to home. It’s a film that ponders the primal impulses of human beings when society...