An ironic pink heart dots the 'i' in troubled-teen tale "The Violators" — perhaps the sole playful touch in this stern, striking debut from British novelist-turned-helmer Helen Walsh.
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Poetry is less the medium of love than a muddler thereof in "Black Mountain Poets," a delightfully shaggy mistaken-identity comedy from dampest Wales that finds romance and sisterhood in a very…
Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll are kept mostly offscreen in "Len and Company," a semi-comic portrait of a music-biz burnout that concerns itself less with glittery debauchery than its mopey aftermath.
LONDON — The Edinburgh Film Festival's Michael Powell Award for best British feature film has gone to Andrew Haigh's "45 Years," which portrays a fractured relationship. Haigh’s third feature centers…
The title may be "The Legend of Barney Thomson," but it's the protagonist's near-namesake, Emma Thompson, who earns all the glory in Scottish star Robert Carlyle's amiably uneven directorial debut.
LONDON — The British Council has launched a U.K.-Nigeria screenwriting partnership program, Script Junction, which will run from June to November. The aim of the program, which is part of the British…
LONDON — Mark Adams, the new artistic director of the Edinburgh Film Festival, unveiled Wednesday his debut lineup, which includes 24 world premieres, eight international premieres, 16 European…
Scott Graham's drama “Iona,” which stars Ruth Negga from “Agents of SHIELD,” is set to close the Edinburgh Film Festival on June 28. Shot completely on location in Scotland, the film follows Iona…
LONDON — The Edinburgh Film Festival will open June 17 with the world premiere of Robert Carlyle's feature film directorial debut, "The Legend of Barney Thomson." Carlyle stars in the Glasgow-set…
It is indicative of both the vast ambition and limited imagination behind British one-man industry Noel Clarke's shoestring sci-fi effort "The Anomaly" that its marketing has brazenly lifted its…
Dylan Thomas knew the transcendent power of great art: "The world is never the same," he famously said, "once a good poem has been added to it."