https://youtu.be/EXs2-TY9qok Directed & Written by Rose Glass UK / 2019 / 84mins ★★★★★ In a sold-out event for Edinburgh’s Filmhouse, horror seems to be the genre encouraging people back into the world of cinema. Rose Glass’ psychological thriller (a debut piece nonetheless) Saint Maud plummets the audience into the morose and obsessive mindscape of a young, seemingly good-natured … Continue reading Saint Maud – Edinburgh Filmhouse
https://youtu.be/ZUa0Mtdv1HQ Directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe Written by Rebecca Frayn & Gaby Chiappe ‘Beauty with a Purpose,’ was the slogan for the longest-running beauty pageant, Miss World; one which didn’t come into effect until around 30 years after the contest’s conception. This saw the addition of intelligence and personality ‘points’ to deter from the previous, purely … Continue reading Misbehaviour – Edinburgh Filmhouse
"A subdued but brutally realistic look at redemption and forgiveness"
https://youtu.be/tukMRXkjhlM Written & Directed by Nicolas Bedos Westworld, but closer to reality, La Belle Époque places the addictive nature of nostalgia at the forefront of its narrative. Posing that this re-enactment of the past has its benefits, but it’s drug-like properties are far from a healthy escape, that the past is pleasurable but has capabilities of crippling … Continue reading La Belle Époque – Edinburgh Filmhouse
https://youtu.be/T5OhkFY1PQE Directed by Fernando Meirelles Written by Anthony McCarten With an audience of around 1.2 billion (give or take), Pope Francis, head of the Roman Catholic Church, arguably has the globe’s largest draw of worshippers, certainly exceeding actors, directors and writers. Some welcome his influence in an age where many criticise the Church over its inability … Continue reading The Two Popes – Edinburgh Filmhouse