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EIFF – Ewan McGregor to attend Edinburgh premiere

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The Edinburgh International Film Festival has announced that the European Premiere of David Mackenzie’s ‘Perfect Sense’ will move from The Cameo to the larger, 1500 seater Edinburgh Festival Theatre venue due to a sell...

Edinburgh International Film Festival Programme Launch

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Lavish extravagance ditched in favour of ‘an exciting, fun, engaged, serious, brainy, and relevant series of events’ at the 2011 Edinburgh Film Festival. Following months of speculation since the release of the ‘blueprint’ for the...

Norwegian Wood

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by John Kennedy Norwegian Wood 2010 Cert 15 Fans of Haruki Murakami’s novel will have to wait a long time for director, Anh Hug Tran’s cinematic adaptation, to establish any convincing, empathic character studies of late-teenage transition...

Killing Bono

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by John KennedyKilling Bono. Comedy/Rock Music. Dir. Nick Hamm.Based on Neil McCormick’s, ‘Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelganger’, aspiring wannabe Dublin rock-star in waiting, Neil McCormick, (Ben Barnes) is doomed to making catastrophic, life-changing decisions. The...

Muppet Mania hits Edinburgh

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In association with the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation, Filmhouse is delighted to present an in-depth retrospective of work by Jim Henson, creator of the Muppets, during the Easter holidays from 18 – 26 April...

Review : Company Men

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by John Kennedy Company Men (2010) Drama USA Cert 15. Given that the essential conceit of this film is for an audience to empathise with a cohort of successful, but expendable US corporate executives destined for...

Review – Submarine

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by John Kennedy Adapted and directed by Richard Ayoade from Joe Dunthorne’s comic novel, Submarine is a bittersweet coming of age observation of teenage agonies and ecstasies, love requited and slighted set against a Welsh,...

Review : True Grit

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by John Kennedy For those of a certain age any film re-make has potent misgivings, no more so when it involves the character of Rooster Cogburn, immortalised by ‘The Duke’, John Wayne, in the legendary...

Danny MacAskill Documentary to Premiere in Edinburgh

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Edinburgh-based stunt biker, Danny MacAskill, will be sharing the premiere viewing of his new documentary 'MacAskill Conquers' with his fans. After releasing a video on YouTube in April 2009, filmed by his flatmate Dave...

Films about Edinburgh #2

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A film which got rave reviews at The Edinburgh Film Festival in 2003 was 16 Years of Alcohol, billed as a story of hope filmed against the backdrop of a beautiful city.  Directed by...

The New Victoria

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We spoke recently with the Artistic Director of The New Victoria Limited, Helen Raw. Helen is part of a three woman team trying very hard to save the old Odeon building on South Clerk...

Mum’s Birthday – 13 December

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Scottish independent film Mum’s Birthday, produced by Edinburgh Pilton Video as part of Creative Scotland’s Creative Identities programme, has been accepted into the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival running from the 14-16 December and...

Hollywood uses Edinburgh wave energy company’s technology

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One of the latest films to open in the UK is Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. It stars Hollywood legend Michael Douglas as Gordon Gekko - and the Oyster wave energy device being developed...

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