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 and you can get a wee credit in the movie if you do. If you send in a selfie that might be shown too. The Edinburgh Reporter met with him to More...

by Phyllis Stephen | Published 6 days ago
By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

On Blu-Ray: Spirited Away (Hayao Miyazaki, 2014)

  When observing every colourful sketch and stroke upon the screen, it is almost unbelievable that Ghibli’s famed masterpiece is older than its protagonist. In fact, Spirited Away becomes a teenager More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

Ruskin letters sold for double estimated price

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By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, November 10th, 2014

McLaren 2014 project

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By Douglas James Greenwood On Thursday, October 30th, 2014

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

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By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

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

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

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

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

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...