Film Review – on DVD this week: Salvo

The greatest of Mafia films stem from the country that bred the infamous culture itself: Italy. Salvo, in all its slick glory, is a strong willed addition to that; adding twists and fresh viewpoints to a notoriously difficult genre. A bodyguard turned hit man is forced to track down the man who planned a vicious assault on his boss, and upon discovery, More...

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By Douglas Greenwood On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Review : The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2014)

Masters of animation Studio Ghibli are on irrefutable top form once again with their latest release, The Wind Rises. The touching biography of Japanese airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi set against the backdrop More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Film Review – Life of Crime (Daniel Schechter, 2014)

On paper, Life of Crime looks like another sappy addition to the Jennifer Aniston collection of ‘so-so’ movies. In part, this is true. Life of Crime does often find itself going nowhere and being rather More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Film Review – Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2014)

Even before the shattering moment hits, Night Moves carries a startling, eery silence with it. Kelly Reichardt has returned with this daunting, eco-terrorism thriller with a beautiful cast and script behind it. In More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Film Review: Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)

It can be just as complex to replicate human hardship in cinema as it is to create other worlds. The stark nature of the human condition is displayed excellently in the latest feature by the Dardenne brothers, More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Film review – Wakolda (Lucía Puenzo, 2013)

In almost every scene of Lucía Puenzo’s chilling Wakolda, the foreground is overshadowed by the looming Argentinian mountains in the distance. This overpowering vision is akin to that of the film’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Films at the Old Quad

A special charity screening of Good Will Hunting is to be shown as part of the University of Edinburgh’s outdoor cinema series in the Old College quad, run in association with Edinburgh International Film More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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EIFF Short film event today

    EIFF is delighted to announce the screening of the first EIFF Short Film Challenge which will be held on Saturday 16th August at Filmhouse. The shortlisted films will be screened after which a guest Jury More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Film Review: Effie Gray (2014) at the Scottish National Gallery

Until late September, the impulsive, almost scintillating work of English artist and art critic John Ruskin, is being displayed the National Portrait Gallery in the exhibition, ‘Artist and Observer’. More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Friday, August 15th, 2014
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Film Review: God Help the Girl (Stuart Murdoch, 2014)

It’s an ambiguous Glasgow under a dull light. The music scene is there, as are the high rise buildings and the grey skies. However, notably absent from God Help the Girl is the city’s vibrancy, wit and charm. More...