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  • Bad Kids of Crestview Academy

    Bad Kids of Crestview Academy


    A warning to Edinburgh International Film Festival attendees everywhere that just because a film is included in the programme is not a confirmation of its quality. This is actually a sequel to little known (and rightfully so!) 2012 indie thriller, Bad Kids Go to Hell, however the filmmakers seem to acknowledge their lack of success by including some sort of animated recap credit sequence, the animation a tedious gimmick that pops up throughout the duration where the budget and/or creativity…

  • The Boxtrolls

    The Boxtrolls


    From Laika, the studio that most recently brought us Kubo and the Two Strings, comes this fable about a city infatuated with eradicating a colony of subterranean, trash-obsessed gremlins, and the orphan boy that falls into their care. Harking back to classic Grimm fairy tales, Boxtrolls delivers a darker breed of animation, filling it to the brim with adult themes of class, child/parent relationships and acceptance but also ensuring the kids have lots of fun too. There is something timeless…