On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Isao Takahata, 2014)

Found under the bark of a bamboo shoot, a tiny girl flourishes into a beautiful young princess under the watchful eye of a bamboo cutter and his wife. Both headstrong and eager to please, the girl finds herself trapped in between her own family’s respect and her own right to freedom from eager male suitors. It’s a miracle that beneath the More...

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By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Review: The Wonders (Alice Rohrwacher, 2014)

In a dilapidated farmhouse not far from the sea, a set of sisters find themselves working on their father’s beekeeping farm; the oldest at the helm. Struck for money and with many mouths to feed, they enter More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, July 13th, 2015
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Queen Margaret University Film and Media Degree Show

Film & Media students Graham Wallace, Linzi Wilson and Jordan Phillips celebrating award success at the QMU Film & Media degree show at the Edinburgh Filmhouse, 9th July 2015. Film & Media students More...

By Elaine Downs On Wednesday, July 1st, 2015
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Edinburgh International Film Festival shows off latest Disney Pixar blockbuster

The Edinburgh International Film Festival has a proud tradition of showcasing films from around the world, from short films to future blockbuster; literally every taste is catered for. It has also become a favourite More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, June 29th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Our Top Five

Last night signaled the end of the Edinburgh International Film Festival’s 69th year. The first with film critic Mark Adams at the helm, the festival seemed to be a stable, accessible success with a rare, More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Sunday, June 28th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Iona (Scott Graham, 2015)

When Iona and her son make the journey through the night from her Glasgow family home to the sand swept sights of the Scottish isles, barely a word is said. There’s a power in this silence that says so much; More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Saturday, June 27th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Narcopolis (Justin Trefgarne, 2014)

In 2024, a copper walks the streets of London fighting crime following the legalisation of all types of recreational drugs. But, when he is removed from a case in which he tries to identify an unclaimed corpse, More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Tu dors Nicole (Stéphane Lafleur, 2014)

It’s been ages since Nicole had the house to herself. Now, with her parents away on vacation she’s decided to spend the summer lazing around aimlessly with her best friend. Things couldn’t be More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Chicken (Joe Stephenson, 2015)

For a debut film, there is a seriously impressive understanding of its characters that helps keep Chicken firmly on its feet. The directorial debut of young Joe Stephenson, it offers a striking look at how broken More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, June 25th, 2015
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EIFF 2015: Dope (Rick Famuyiwa, 2015)

Ahh, the teen comedy. An over-saturated movie genre with every one trying its hardest to become the best. You often find that term ‘teen cult classic’ thrown around a little frivolously. In actual fact, More...