Film – Jungle Book reimagined: spectacular CGI crafts a whole new reality

Iain Macdonald, Edinburgh Napier University “Will it be a happy or a sad film?” asks my 11-year-old son in anticipation of Disney’s new reboot of The Jungle Book. The answer depends on your attachment to the famous 1967 animation. Parents looking to entertain young children will find all the same characters and singalong songs, but this is a More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Thursday, March 24th, 2016

IONA : “Utterly hypnotic, a beguiling watch” – opening on Good Friday

We really like the official trailer for Iona as it features an earlier review of the film by The Edinburgh Reporter! But then our film reviewer, Douglas Greenwood, really liked the film itself, describing it More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Monday, March 21st, 2016

At the New Town Community Cinema this week

The next films at the New Town Community Cinema will be shown on Good Friday 25 March 2016. There is a matinee for children and something a bit racier for the adults in the evening. The afternoon film is called More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

And the BAFTA goes to…the producer from Edinburgh!

Rebecca Morgan is a young film producer from Edinburgh, and on Sunday night she was at the BAFTAS as a nominee – and her short film won! That is to say Rebecca and her co-producer Caroline Bartleet (who More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

What’s on in Edinburgh? Where can you see Star Wars : The Force Awakens?

Star Wars fans who can’t wait another minute to see the hotly anticipated new movie will be flocking to the Odeon Cinema, Fort Kinnaird tonight for the Midnight opening. Star Wars: The Force Awakens is shaping More...

By admin On Friday, December 11th, 2015

Film review – Carol : stunning 1950s tale of two women in love

An insistent clamour of bells and horns recurs throughout Carol, evoking the stifling, heavy atmosphere of conformity that overlay early 1950s America. An older woman, the wealthy, strikingly beautiful Carol (Cate More...

By Phyllis Stephen On Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

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 More...

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...