On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Fault in Our Stars (Josh Boone, 2014)

I have a terrible confession to make. When I first experienced Josh Boone’s cinematic version of the teen fiction sensation, ‘The Fault in Our Stars’, I wanted to hate it. I spent months thinking back to that first screening with a sense of loathing, remembering tacky tidbits of dialogue and romanticism that irked me. Until, that is, I felt the More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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Scottish BAFTA nomination for Screen Education Edinburgh

Screen Education Edinburgh’s first drama produced under their production arm Screen Productions, COLOURS, has been nominated for Best Short Film at this year’s British Academy Scotland Awards. With the More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Sunday, October 26th, 2014
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Film Review: The Way He Looks (Daniel Ribeiro, 2014)

Modern interpretations of love are rarely subtle. Whether that’s the lucid, fantastical erotica of 50 Shades of Grey or the incredible, if wildly explicit lesbian love story Blue is the Warmest Colour; love More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
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Film review: The Babadook (Jennifer Kent, 2014)

Horror sets its roots in East Asian concepts with American execution. Anything outwith these countries is seen as abnormal, and yet on almost every occasion, these productions are the ones with the greatest critical More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Edinburgh Loves Anime 2014

Celebrating its 5TH year with new categories and incredible guests  13–19 October @  Filmhouse, Edinburgh Scotland Loves Animation are excited to announce the return of the immensely successful Scotland Loves More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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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 More...

By Douglas James 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 James 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 James 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 James 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...