Max Blinkhorn

I'm 51 and work as a therapeutic gardener in the NHS. I've always loved film and drama ever since my Dad took me to see Zulu when I was nine. We would always try to guess the plot of a film or TV drama and were regularly shushed for getting it right. After attending a playwriting course at the Traverse theatre, I was bitten by "the story bug" and began reviewing for in 2002 and IOFilm in 2004. Favourite film - Women in Love - real, intense and Ken Russell somehow creates a fabulous synergy between the principle actors in their characters. The result is a fast moving and powerful....... Blimey I'm off again!

We have 24 reviews by Max Blinkhorn in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Don't Look Up
Two low-level astronomers face a wall of indifference as they go on a giant media tour to warn mankind of an approaching comet that will destroy planet earth.
Re-telling of anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl’s transformational 1947 journey by raft from Peru to Polynesia.
The African Queen
A prim missionary and boozy river trader sail a boat through Africa.
Jonas Brothers: The 3D Concert Experience
Footage from the Jonas brothers' Burning Up tour and an insight into their private lives.
La Vie En Rose
A biography of legendary singer Edith Piaf.
Creature Comforts: Complete Series 2
More British quirks captured in claymation.
The Woman Next Door
Lives are shattered when a contented husband's former lover moves in next door.
An aid worker's life changes dramatically after she discovers a body.
Return Of The Poet
The creation and transport of a statue through Armenia.
Labour Equals Freedom
Mid-life crises and marital breakdown in Slovenia.


Score spotlight
06 May 2020
The first in an occasional series looking at classic film music
Interview with Robbie McKay about the Edinburgh B-Team
27 Jul 2009
We meet Edinburgh's B-team, who love bad films.
EIFF Opening Night Premiere photo showcase.
18 Jun 2009
Our dauntless adventuring photographers Max Blinkhorn and Stuart Crawford were there at the EIFF 2009 Opening Night red carpet.
Feature on the press launch of the 2008 Edinburgh International Film Festival
07 May 2008
A great line-up for an ever-popular event

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