Review: Boyhood (Richard Linklater, 2014)

I remember when I was six years old; in every sense naive, argumentative and an observer of everything around me. There were breakfast time petty spats and fear of the ground being pulled from underneath you. What makes Richard Linklater’s Boyhood so remarkable is that it develops like photos from a lost roll of film- unfathomably candid, memorable More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

Numbers crunched at the end of the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival

More than 46,000 tickets were sold for the films shown at this year’s 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival which finished last weekend representing a four per cent increase on last year. The Festival More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Film in the City today

Get your picnic together and get along to Film in the City in St Andrew Square today. Here’s what’s on:- SATURDAY 14 JUNE 11am  Screen live Advertising / Promos & Trailers 11.30am – 12.45pm   Secret More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 6th, 2014

Film in the City in June

June is officially movie month in Edinburgh, and it all begins this Sunday 8 June 2014. In the build-up to the Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014 (18-29 June 2014), This is Edinburgh, in collaboration with More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Edinburgh Short Film Festival 2014

This year the ESFF will screen 58 short films, representing filmmakers from 18 countries around the world. The programme includes 26 UK premieres and the world premiere of ‘Unbearable’ by Khaliq Akbar and 23 More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, May 12th, 2014

EIFF opening night film is a crime thriller

Hyena a crime thriller developed by Film4 is to open the 68th Edinburgh International Film Festival next month. The Festival runs from 18 to 29 June 2014. This will be the first opportunity for any audience to see More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Sunday, May 11th, 2014

EIFF has designs on young filmmakers

  The closing date for Student Critic applications is 12 May 2014, so if this is for you then make sure you get your application in. Details are at the end of this article.  Edinburgh International Film Festival More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2014: The Eight Week Countdown

In just under eight weeks time, the red carpet will be rolled out to welcome the return of the 68th Edinburgh’s International Film Festival. As usual, we will be expecting film stars and filmmakers from all More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, April 11th, 2014

Watch the Kelpies here!

The Kelpies are almost ready for their public, and now there is a film to show off the building process. Created by the award-winning Edinburgh filmmaker, Walid Salhab, the striking time-lapse/stop-motion film captures More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Review: The Past (Asghar Farhadi, 2013)

Asghar Farhadi is no stranger to the beautiful art of dramatic cinema. His last feature, the Persian language ‘A Separation’ earned him an Oscar for a brutal depiction of a family crisis. This is undoubtedly More...