Posts by Ed Gibbs

Does being authorised make a documentary more authentic?

By Ed Gibbs

Director Steve Loveridge was granted unprecedented access to singer-activist M.I.A, but does it meaningfully enhance his film?

Dragged Across Concrete – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Director S Craig Zahler follows up Brawl in Cell Block 99 with another hefty dose of ultra-violence.

Lean on Pete

By Ed Gibbs

Charlie Plummer proves his acting chops in this equine drama from writer/director Andrew Haigh.

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A new film exposes the shocking cyber harassment faced by women

By Ed Gibbs

Cynthia Lowen’s intimate doc Netizens follows three victims of online abuse as they look to take back control.

The best new horror movies from Sundance 2018

By Ed Gibbs

This year’s festival offered plenty of devilishly dark delights within its raucous Midnight strand.

On Her Shoulders – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

A compelling look at the global campaigning of sex slave survivor turned reluctant Yazidi activist, Nadia Murad.

Suburbicon

By Ed Gibbs

George Clooney adds a dark directorial flourish to the Coen brothers’ tale of murder and moral panic in smalltown USA.

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Brawl in Cell Block 99

By Ed Gibbs

Vince Vaughn plays against type to spectacular effect in an intense prison drama that’s not for the faint-hearted.

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Frances McDormand unleashes hell in the blackest of black comedies, courtesy of Martin McDonagh.

Brawl in Cell Block 99 – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Vince Vaughn plays against type in S Craig Zahler’s ultra-violent grindhouse romp.

Suburbicon – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

George Clooney directs this timely and terrifically twisted fable set in 1950s suburban America.

Lean on Pete – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Andrew Haigh’s beautifully crafted latest follows one boy’s journey of self-discovery across America.

The Devil and Father Amorth – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

William Friedkin revisits his Exorcist franchise with a bizarre doc grounded more in melodrama than cold hard fact.

Downsizing – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

Alexander Payne’s gentle satire has a point to make about the state of the union – and the future of planet Earth.

The Public Image is Rotten – first look review

By Ed Gibbs

John Lydon’s post-Sex Pistols career is examined in this intimate doc that proves as frustrating as it is fascinating.

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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