Okja (2017) 118 mins ***

  Mija (An Seo Hjun) lives an idyllic existence with her grandfather in the high Korean mountains.  The love of her life, her BFF, her confidante and her saviour on occasion, is her Super Pig, Okja.  Bred by the evil GM empire, the Mirando Corporation led by horrific twins (Tilda Swinton) and fronted by the crazy Animal Magic presenter (Jake More...

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By Phyllis Stephen On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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At Summerhall – Grow Wild!

Young artists each with a budget of £500 have created artworks which will highlight the importance of wild flowers and plants in the Youth Takeover exhibition which begins tomorrow at Summerhall. There will be More...

By Eve Erskine On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Mechanical spectacles at the Museum of Childhood

This week a new exhibition of functioning mechanical toys and marvels opens at the Museum of Childhood,42 High Street, Royal Mile. With all pieces coming from the House of Automata run by Michael and Maria Start, More...

By Mary Durkacz On Friday, June 23rd, 2017
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Hostages (Mdzevlebi) (2017) 104 mins ***

Made in Georgian and Russian with English subtitles, Hostages tells the true story of seven young Georgian people from elite families who decided to hijack a plane to get them to the west in 1983.  The tension More...

By Mary Durkacz On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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EIFF – R.A.I.D. Special Unit (Raid Dingue) (2016) 105 mins ***

Johanna Paquali (Alice Pol) is desperate to become one of the elite police team in Paris but her attempts thus far have been hampered by her overt clumsiness and her ability to do the wrong thing at the wrong time. More...

By Mary Durkacz On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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EIFF – Kaleidoscope (2016) 100 mins ****

This unsettling, tense thriller moves back and forth through the film’s timeline causing the viewer to try and work out the sequence of events and to distinguish what is reality from what lies in Carl’s (Toby More...

By Eve Erskine On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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Royal Highland Show 2017 : How to get there

Getting to the Highland Show has been made simple with thanks to Lothian buses. By simply heading to one of their designated stops you can hop on a 98 or 97 service and arrive directly outside the Show within approximately More...

By Mary Durkacz On Thursday, June 22nd, 2017
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EIFF – God’s Own Country (2017) 104 mins ****

Billed as the UK’s version of Brokeback Mountain, God’s Own Country is certainly about a love affair between two men on a farm.  But it is softer, more thoughtful and more romantic somehow than its US forerunner. More...

By Mary Durkacz On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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EIFF – Maya Dardel (2016) 104 mins ***

Maya Dardel, a poet and novelist of a certain age, living in seclusion in the Californian mountains, decides she that she is no longer able to write the literature and poetry which made her famous so she will kill More...

By Mary Durkacz On Wednesday, June 21st, 2017
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EIFF – Newton (2017) 104 mins ***

Newton (Rajkummar Raol) is a precise, pernickety young clerk in this Hindi-language film from second-time director Amit V Masurkar.  His principles will not allow the eponymous hero to be married to an underage More...