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Edinburgh International Film Festival – Best of The Fest – Sunday 1 July

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The line-up for this year’s “Best of the Fest” - a chance to see some of the most popular films from the Film Festival - has been announced. The following eight film screenings take...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: In Darkness ***

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Natalie Dormer stars as Sofia in a psychological revenge thriller which sadly does not live up to its initial promise. Blind pianist Sofia overhears a struggle in the apartment above hers which results in...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – Review: Anna and the Apocalypse ****

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Anna and the Apocalypse is a teen-zombie-musical-comedy, a strange but thankfully well executed premise. The film’s tone is almost indefinable but imagine a mashup of High School Musical and Night of the Living Dead,...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Review: RBG ****

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In the documentary RBG, directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen seek to discover how softly spoken 85-year-old Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg is inspiring a whole new generation of women who are calling...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 Review : Whitney ****

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In the six years since Whitney Houston’s death so much has been written about her life you’d be forgiven for thinking you already know the story. You’d be wrong.In this stunning documentary Academy Award...

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2018 – The Parting Glass

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The world premiere of The Parting Glass, starring Melissa Leo, Cynthia Nixon, Denis O’Hare, Anna Paquin, Rhys Ifans and Edward Asner, will take place at the Festival Theatre tomorrow Sunday 24 June 2018. The Parting Glass...

Hidden Door: Women with Fierce Words

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What is your Fierce Word?Here are some that others have chosen:equality, joy, fierce, passion, mirror, truth, spirit, queen, empathy, transformation, thrawn*…These words were selected for their ability to empower. The women who chose them...

In Edinburgh this month: the 12th Africa in Motion Film Festival

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‘Movies touch our hearts and awaken our vision, and change the way we see things. They take us to other places, they open doors and minds.’ (Martin Scorsese, founder, World Cinema Fund) The first film...

Screen sector is area of growth

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A £475,000 Scottish Government investment to support the National Film and Television School’s (NFTS) plans to set up a base in Scotland and support new bursaries, in partnership with the BBC, has been announced.The...

BFI Black Star Film Season

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The British Film Institute recently published a list of '10 Great Black British Films' - films about the black British experience. I'm afraid I'd only seen one of them, heard of maybe two or...

‘Notes on Blindness’ at the Cameo on 12 September – book your tickets now!

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The screening of Notes on Blindness will only take place if enough people book tickets by 4 September.The ourscreen website has the details hereThe cinema https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/info/Cameo_Picturehouse.[vimeo 157679987 w=640 h=360]Trailer for NOTES ON BLINDNESS: INTO DARKNESS from Kaleidoscope...

Cameo reintroduce ‘Cameo Curated By’….

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It's back! The Cameo cinema in Tollcross has reintroduced its Curated By strand which allows prominent locals to have a film of their choice screened there.On 25 August it is the turn of artist...

Meanwhile…. at The Filmhouse

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 While all the Festival and Fringe hubbub goes on outside it is still possible to escape it by retiring to the darkness of The Filmhouse where they are playing Sid and Nancy over the...

Now Showing- new film poster design competition at the Cameo

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Glasgow based marketing agency Front Page has teamed up with the Cameo Cinema with a new film poster design competition.The competition runs alongside the Cameo's "Culture Shock" season which features a series of classic cult and horror...

At the Filmhouse – Edinburgh Asian Film Festival

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  The first ever Edinburgh Asian Film Festival (EAFF 2016) will take place at the Filmhouse between 3-5 June 2016.Curated by Dr. Ashvin Devasundaram, the EAFF will offer Edinburgh a chance to see five exceptional films...

Edinburgh International Film Festival – Highlander remastered

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Thirty years after it was first released the newly restored Highlander sill be shown as part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival.The soundtrack by Queen, the sword-fights and the quotable lines all make for...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week – at the cinema

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For Crying Out Loud: special screenings for parents, carers and their babies under the age of 12 months, with a maximum of two adults per baby. Baby-changing, bottle-warming and buggy parking facilities are available. Today's...

What’s On At The Cinema This Week?

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Picturehouses Toddler Time: exclusive short screenings for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Today: Rastamouse – Mice Camera Action (U): There’s plenty of musical ambition on display in these fabulacious Rastamouse episodes! Author Michael De Souza says of his creation,...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week – cinema

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Grassmarket Community Cinema Special Event: Girl Rising (PG). A girl’s self worth, confidence and power should radiate from within; when her potential is fully realized, the world is transformed. Empowering young girls to become powerful agents...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week – our choice of films

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Picturehouses Toddler Time: exclusive short screenings for pre-school children and their parents and carers. Today: Q Pootle 5 Programme 10 (U): join the stars of the hit CBeebies show as Q Pootle 5, Oopsy, Eddi, Stella, Ray, Groobie,...

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

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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...

EIFF – major 2016 retrospectives

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Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) today announced that this year’s two retrospectives will be Look Again: A Celebration of Cinéma Du Look, a cinematic exploration of the unforgettable ‘Cinéma du Look’ wave of 1980 and...

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

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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 as: "Utterly...

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

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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 Blanchett), starts an...

What’s On In Edinburgh – Grassmarket free Cinema

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The excellent Grassmarket Community Project screens a film almost every week - and admission is totally free, although they would of course appreciate any donations towards their work with some of Edinburgh's most vulnerable...

Edinburgh is the star in these films

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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,...

Film review – Macbeth ****

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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. The landscape is...

ODEON Fort Kinnaird to premiere The Martian on Thursday night

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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 5.45pm on 24th September.In a ground-breaking...

Record sums spent on making films in Scotland

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Film and TV producers spent a record £45.2 million shooting on location in Scotland in 2014, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.The record high total - an increase of almost £12 million compared with...

Edinburgh Subtitles and Captions Club for filmgoers with hearing loss

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Imagine watching a film where the sound track is impossible to make out properly.  You can’t follow the plot or appreciate the film, however hard you try.  If all sound tracks are like that,...

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