Films By David Mackenzie

"Anti-glam pseudo-gangster crime film with a western vibe, Hell or High Water has it all. Sarcastic and pleasingly wild, [it] gives the well-trodden genre of heist flicks a surprising social dimension." – The Upcoming ... British director David Mackenzie follows his hugely popular Starred Up (MIFF 2014) with a bracingly smart and darkly funny foray into classic Americana. Working from a searing, a... Read more
"Anti-glam pseudo-gangster crime film with a western vibe, Hell or High Water has it all. Sarcastic and pleasingly wild, [it] gives the well-trodden genre of heist flicks a surprising social dimension." – The Upcoming ... British director David Mackenzie follows his hugely popular Starred Up (MIFF 2014) with a bracingly smart and darkly funny foray into classic Americana. Working from a searing, a... Read more
Somersault touches an emotional nerve with such sensitivity and control that after 14 minutes you'll want to reach out to the mother and daughter and tell them that everything is going to be okay—but you won't know if it will be. "Don't try to grow up too soon. It'll only backfire on you," says a young mother to her 13 year old daughter, but it has already backfired! ... Read more
"This is in-your-face filmmaking: raw, uncomfortable and boasting tremendous performances from its leads." – The Independent ... Nineteen-year-old Eric (Jack O'Connell) has had a rough time of it, shuttled between state care facilities after the death of his mother. Now incarcerated in prison, he finds himself caught between a cruel warden, an anger-management therapist, a brutal kingpin and his o... Read more
Young Adam UK'Ewan McGregor gives the finest performance of his career in an intensely sinister British gem.' -The GuardianYoung Adam is an atmospheric, sex-drenched drama set amid the waterways of post-war Scotland. Ewan McGregor is Joe, an enigmatic drifter who finds work on a barge, travelling the canals between Glasgow and Edinburgh. He shares the cramped quarters with the barge's owners, a se... Read more
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