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 success. From the sun scorched shores of Australia comes Jennifer Kent’s festival breakout – ‘The Babadook‘, a startling addition More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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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 Greenwood On Monday, September 29th, 2014
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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...

By Douglas Greenwood On Friday, September 26th, 2014
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Review : The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2014)

Masters of animation Studio Ghibli are on irrefutable top form once again with their latest release, The Wind Rises. The touching biography of Japanese airplane designer Jiro Horikoshi set against the backdrop More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Sunday, September 7th, 2014
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Film Review – Life of Crime (Daniel Schechter, 2014)

On paper, Life of Crime looks like another sappy addition to the Jennifer Aniston collection of ‘so-so’ movies. In part, this is true. Life of Crime does often find itself going nowhere and being rather More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, August 30th, 2014
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Film Review – Night Moves (Kelly Reichardt, 2014)

Even before the shattering moment hits, Night Moves carries a startling, eery silence with it. Kelly Reichardt has returned with this daunting, eco-terrorism thriller with a beautiful cast and script behind it. In More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Thursday, August 21st, 2014
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Film Review: Two Days, One Night (Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne, 2014)

It can be just as complex to replicate human hardship in cinema as it is to create other worlds. The stark nature of the human condition is displayed excellently in the latest feature by the Dardenne brothers, More...

By Douglas Greenwood On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Film review – Wakolda (Lucía Puenzo, 2013)

In almost every scene of Lucía Puenzo’s chilling Wakolda, the foreground is overshadowed by the looming Argentinian mountains in the distance. This overpowering vision is akin to that of the film’s More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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Films at the Old Quad

A special charity screening of Good Will Hunting is to be shown as part of the University of Edinburgh’s outdoor cinema series in the Old College quad, run in association with Edinburgh International Film More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Saturday, August 16th, 2014
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EIFF Short film event today

    EIFF is delighted to announce the screening of the first EIFF Short Film Challenge which will be held on Saturday 16th August at Filmhouse. The shortlisted films will be screened after which a guest Jury More...