On DVD/Blu-Ray: Lucy (Luc Besson, 2014)

Whilst many consider the past couple of years the time of the McConaissance (a term coined to describe a great run by usually duff actor, Matthew McConaughey), I’d give the acting crown to the infallibly great Scarlett Johansson. Over the past couple of years, Johansson has given her best performances in consistently great films. She could be considered More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014
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Effie Gray at The Filmhouse

The film that Douglas Greenwood reviewed earlier in the year is now showing at The Filmhouse today and tomorrow. In the review Douglas was generous with his praise so this might be one way of getting away from the More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Sunday, December 14th, 2014
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Top 5 films of 2014 – a personal selection

  Having moved back into Edinburgh from the wilds of the countryside in February, I’ve seen more films in past ten months than I’d  managed in the previous ten years. The lovely Cameo Cinema More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Sunday, December 7th, 2014
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Hayao Miyazaki: The Master of Animation

There are very few directors who have a firm grasp on both reality and fantasy quite like Hayao Miyazaki does. Creating kinetic castles, bear like spirits or interpreting war time airplane marvels; he tells sentimental More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, December 5th, 2014
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Hidden Stories at the Museum of Edinburgh

On display until 28 January, four Hidden Stories created by Red Kite Animation and young animators are being featured in the Museum of Edinburgh’s temporary exhibition space. The inspiration for the project More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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On DVD/Blu-Ray: The Congress (Ari Folman, 2014)

In the transition from the steel grey dystopian future to the lurid animated society, The Congress makes a stark visual change but little in terms of its overpowering tone. Ari Folman is a director intent on delivering More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, December 4th, 2014
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EIFF looking for documentaries

Ahead of the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) next year the search is already on for a daily documentary film to be featured at the 69th festival in ‘Doc of the Day’.   The Festival More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, December 2nd, 2014
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Review: Open Bethlehem (Leila Sansour, 2014)

When ‘Christmas spirit’ is being forced down your throat on a daily basis, it’s easy to forget the conflict that still resonates in the town of Bethlehem today. Famously known as the birthplace of Christ, More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, November 29th, 2014
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First and Only Funding almost there with its crowdfunding campaign

Big Success For First And Only Film Funding Campaign – but there is still time for you to put your money where your mouth is The Scottish people have spoken – As the crowdfunding campaign for the feature More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, November 20th, 2014
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Crowdfunding for a movie to be made in Edinburgh

Film Director, Magnus Wake is hoping to make a new movie in Edinburgh next year but he needs just over £1m to enable him to do that. So can you help? Seriously, he is asking for about £50,000 of crowdfunding More...