Premier of Sunset Song at the Filmhouse tonight

Actors Agyness Deyn from Manchester, Scottish actor Kevin Guthrie (left, from Neilston, Renfrewshire, near Glasgow) and director Terence Davies appear in Edinburgh before the Scottish premiere screening of “Sunset Song”, at the city’s Filmhouse cinema.   The Aberdeenshire locations More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Tuesday, October 27th, 2015

Edinburgh is the star in these films

With the release of the new James Bond film this week we are reminded that Scotland plays a main role in many films including the previous Bond blockbuster, Skyfall. From Edinburgh’s most famous Skye Terrier, More...

By Martin McAdam On Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

Film review – Macbeth ****

Macbeth – The Scottish Film **** I love Shakespeare. I love the complexity and the political machinations of the characters. The new Macbeth movie directed by Justin Kurzel is a great advertisement for Scotland. More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

ODEON Fort Kinnaird to premiere The Martian on Thursday night

ODEON Fort Kinnaird is offering guests a unique opportunity to watch the new hotly anticipated Ridley Scott sci-fi space blockbuster The Martian, starring Matt Damon, one week before its official release at More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015

Edinburgh Subtitles and Captions Club for filmgoers with hearing loss

Imagine watching a film where the sound track is impossible to make out properly.  You can’t follow the plot or appreciate the film, however hard you try.  If all sound tracks are like that, you probably give More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Film Review: We Are Your Friends (Max Joseph, 2015)

In the shadow of the Hollywood hills, a group of four wasters earn a living as failing nightclub promoters – but amongst them lies a musical gem. Cole is an inspiring DJ, reluctantly left to make his money in More...

By Rosemary Kaye On Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Just Festival 2015: Nelson Mandela: the Myth and Me

The first time Khalo Matabane heard Nelson Mandela’s name he was seven years old and living in Ga Mphahlele, a village in Limpopo. It was 1981, South Africa was still split by apartheid; Khalo’s mother More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Inside Out’s Ronnie del Carmen: the Pixar storyteller that will make grown men cry

The first time Pixar’s Ronnie del Carmen made himself known to us was in the waiting lounge of Edinburgh’s APEX Hotel in search of a restroom. “Hey guys,” he grins, “I won’t More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Monday, July 20th, 2015
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Review: The Legend of Barney Thomson (Robert Carlyle, 2015)

With an illustrious screen acting career that has spanned the best part of 25 years, it’s bizarre to think that it has taken until now for Robert Carlyle to grab the reins of a film as the director. His first More...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, July 14th, 2015

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 More...