Posts by Ed Gibbs

The Force – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This timely, well-intentioned doc offers a revealing look at the inner workings of the Oakland PD.

A Ghost Story – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Casey Affleck and Rooney Mara reunite for David Lowery’s slow-burn meditation on loss and grief.

Manifesto – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Cate Blanchett goes hell for leather in this unapologetically arty film about art.

Killing Ground – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

There’s shades of Straw Dogs and Deliverance in this effective Aussie backwoods horror.

The Discovery – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Jason Segel and Rooney Mara are an unlikely central pairing in this low-key sci-fi about the discovery of an afterlife.

The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

By Ed Gibbs

The Fab Four’s meteoric rise from local grafters to global game-changers is relived in Ron Howard’s emotive doc.

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David Lynch: The Art Life – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

The cult filmmaker shares stories and archive from his childhood, while still managing to remain as elusive as ever.

One More Time With Feeling – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Andrew Dominik’s documentary about Nick Cave’s new album offers a gentle, haunting portrait of a family consumed with grief.

The Young Pope – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Paolo Sorrentino transitions to the small screen (with a Jude Law assist) and comes up trumps.

Hounds of Love – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This Australian chiller about a rash of grisly murders makes a play to be the new Snowtown.

Brady Corbet: ‘I wanted to make a poetic film about politics’

By Ed Gibbs

The actor discusses stepping behind the lens for his startling directorial debut The Childhood of a Leader.

King Cobra – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

This darkly comic factual drama hits all the right notes thanks to inspired turns from Christian Slater and James Franco.

All We Had – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Katie Holmes puts in a memorable shift as a struggling single mom in her impressive directorial debut.

The Birth of a Nation – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

The buzz film from this year’s Sundance is a stirring, historical tale of racial injustice that feels more vital now than ever.

Michael Jackson’s Journey from Motown to Off the Wall – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Spike Lee’s follow-up to Bad 25 shines a light on the King of Pop’s indisputable talents, but is otherwise alarmingly lightweight.

Wiener Dog – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Todd Solondz’s typically bleak ensemble piece serves up a fresh ingredient for an otherwise familiarly grim trek across America.

Maya Angelou and Still I Rise – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

The African-American icon’s richly textured and often traumatic story is unpacked in this near-definitive documentary for PBS.

Dark Night – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

The events leading up to the 2012 Aurora multiplex shooting are reimagined, Elephant-style, in this unsettling and deeply affecting drama.

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