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Claire Fulton

Watching films ties with eating macaroni and cheese as my favourite past time. In December of 2001, my parents took me to see The Fellowship of the Ring. There, I fell in love with cinema and decided my life-long dream was to be a Hobbit. Unfortunately, I’m still working on that, as I inevitably get side tracked into watching a film I’ve already seen three times on a streaming service while the DVD gathers dust on my alphabetised shelves and forget to move to New Zealand.

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The Road Dance (Film Review): Hope & Grief in the Hebrides

Richie Adams’ The Road Dance is a thoughtful tale of grief and hope, as well as a visually stunning reflection of the harshness of life on the Hebrides in WW1.

Only Murders in the Building (Review): Murder Mystery Fun

Only Murders in the Building sees its central trio jumping on the true crime bandwagon, in a fun and engaging series that plants its own tongue firmly in its cheek.

Annette: Bizarrely Out-of-Tune (Edinburgh Film Festival Review)

Overlong, a tad pretentious and with the most terrifying supporting character of the year, Leos Carax’s Annette is a musical that falls flat.

The Beta Test (Review): Some-Strings-Attached Sex

The Beta Test is a sharp thriller from writing/directing team Jim Cummings and PJ McCabe that answers the question: what’s the harm in an anonymous one-night-stand?

Walk with Angels: Post-Apartheid Injustices (Edinburgh Film Festival Review)

Aiming its focus on child abductions in poverty-stricken South Africa, Tomasz Wysokinski’s Walk with Angels is a harrowing, compelling documentary that toys with sensationalism.

Europa: Fear and Determination in Migration (Edinburgh Review)

Haider Rashid’s Europa is a poignant, tense and enlightening look at the perils of migration through an intimate story about a boy from Iraq.

Jack Rowan and Louisa Harland on Boys From County Hell (Interview)

The stars of Irish vampire horror-comedy Boys from County Hell, Jack Rowan and Louisa Harland, discuss their involvement with the film and the excitement for its release this Friday.

Netflix’s Pray Away (Review): Consequences of ‘Conversion’

Kristine Stolakis’ debut documentary Pray Away details the horror and harm inflicted by advocates of so-called conversion therapy upon LGBTQ+ people in their attempt to ‘pray the gay away’.

Settlers (Film Review): Introspective ‘Sci’-Fi

The feature debut of Wyatt Rockerfeller, Settlers, is an introspective character piece disguised as sci-fi, that chooses intrigue over explanation and subtlety over adventure.

Murder By Decree: Sherlock Holmes takes on Jack the Ripper (Review)

An impressive remastering of Bob Clark’s Murder by Decree can introduce new audiences to the compelling intertwining of fictional and historical icons: Holmes vs. Ripper.