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 is now on my doorstep, the Filmhouse is not far away, and I recently discovered the fabulously comfortable seats at the Odeon in Lothian Road. More...

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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...

By Douglas James Greenwood On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014
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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
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Ruskin letters sold for double estimated price

  Yesterday Bonhams in London sold letters sent by John Ruskin to his wife Effie Gray, who provided the inspiration for Emma Thompson’s new film, for £88,900 which was more than twice the estimated More...