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Booksmart

Initial reviews of this film called it the female Superbad; but far from Superbad’s deprecating masculinity, the female duo at the heart of Booksmart celebrate both themselves and each other in an exhilarating female-led film that tells more of the reality of teenage life than usual Hollywood offerings. With the directorial debut of actress Olivia […]

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Hustlers

Hustlers is a film whose synopsis is likely to make one either very interested to see it, or not at all. Based on true events, the plot follows the lead characters witness a decline in customers after the 2008 financial crisis, causing them to decide to drug and scam Wall Street brokers to make heaps […]

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Edinburgh’s new multiplex cinema experience

The acclaimed short film director Apichatpong Weerasethakul, when discussing his perspective on going to the movies, was quoted in The Skinny as saying “I always feel that seeing film is an event […] it is performative. Sometimes the actual films are secondary”. It is a philosophy taken to heart by the modern multiplex experience. Though […]