Link Round-Up: Top Reviews

We've been keeping an eye out for the best tips of the Fest. Here are some select reviews for films – mostly screening over the next few days – which our friends and film critics love.

Josh Slater-Williams at The Skinny loved This is Martin Bonner. The uplifting character study and story of friendship also earned 4 stars from Amber Wilkinson at Eye For Film.

Eye for Film is also championing Infiltrators  – which Scott Macdonald describes as "a desperate look at a system, as porous as the system itself."

Meanwhile Celestial Wives of the Meadow Mari and Sanctuary captured the imagination of TV Bomb's reviewers here and here.

Michael Powell Award nominee uwantme2killhim? gets the nod from Den of Geek.

The List loved Beijing Flickers, stating that, "despite the bleakness of the film's themes, Zhang successfully balances the comic, melodramatic and poetic in such a way that a sense of hope is created for the four characters." Read the review here.

On Twitter, Mark Cousin said of A Play for Freedom: "Wept thru Iranian film a play for freedom @edfilmfest 2day. Tears of recognition and joy. Should have been opening film in Cannes."

David Cairns called BREATHING EARTH, "One of the best docs at #edfilmfest, and certainly one with a unique and delightful effect."

Berlin slacker movie Oh Boy gets a 4 star review from HeyUGuys, along with For Those in Peril and Stories We Tell.

CineVue also loved Oh Boy, along with Frances Ha and A Story of Children and Film.

Meanwhile, divorce drama What Maisie Knew got great reactions from both The List and The People's Movies.

Which films get your top star ratings at this year's Festival?

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Nicola is a freelance film journalist & EIFF Web Editor.

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