City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: film

Video & transcript: Elisabeth Murdoch's MacTaggart Lecture

Below is the full transcript of the James MacTaggart Lecture, given by Elisabeth Murdoch, Chairman of Shine Group on Thursday 23rd August at the Edinburgh Te

London Philharmonic's Russian Bells Concert Cancelled

Usher Hall new wing

The Edinburgh International Festival has cancelled tonight's all-Russian concert by the London Philharmonic Orchestra after a power cut at the Usher Hall. The 1 hour 55 minute concert was due to start at 8pm, but around 20 minutes after 8pm waiting crowds who had been looking forward to the Russian bell themed concert learned that the concert was not to be.

Film of the Week: Ai Weiwei, Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei blogs with cat

It's easy to forget that many Chinese teenagers know nothing about the Tiananmen Square massacre in 1989.

5 Fringe 2012 Promo Videos That Work

There's nothing like a memorable video to help make your show stand out from the crowd at Fringe time.

Watch Andy Murray In Wimbledon Final in 3D

Festival Square tennis

So Andy Murray made a little bit of tennis history with his (6-3, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5) victory over Jo-Wilfried Tsonga yesterday. Murray became the first Brit to make the Wimbledon's men's singles final since Bunny Austin in 1938 (for the women we don't have to go so far back as Virginia Wade took the women's singles title in 1977).

EIFF Director Chris Fujiwara Gets 3 Year Contract

EIFF Director Chris Fujiwara (Gomez Q&A)

After what was widely considered a much improved Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF), compared to the debacle last year, the festival announced today that its artistic director Chris Fujiwara will continue in his role for a further three years.

Film of the Week: The Amazing Spider-Man

Spider-man (Amazing Spider-man)

Finally the curse of Hollywood’s seemingly pointless ‘reinvent them all again syndrome’ is lifted with a leaner, stronger and smarter variation on an already popular theme. But this time the effects and action set-pieces take second fiddle to a rare phenomenon called character development.

Brave Review

Brave - Merida fires arrow

Pixar strikes gold again. For once, its latest opus is a slightly lesser, slightly muddled confection than usual but nevertheless effortlessly entertaining, a typically joyful romp of silliness and animated splendour.

One Mile Away Wins Michael Powell Award

EIFF 2012: One Mile Away

Director Penny Woolcock has been awarded the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best British Feature Film for her film One Mile Away, a documentary following two members of rival Birmingham gangs as they attempt to broker a peace agreement.

Video: Peter Strickland on Berberian Sound Studio

Director Peter Strickland (who made Silver Bear winning drama Katalin Varga) talks about why Berberian Sound Studio, a film about a soundtrack artist from the Seventies, was so appealling to him. 

EIFF 2012 Best of the Fest Screenings

Toby Jones in Berberian Sound Studio

The Edinburgh Film Festival Best of the Fest programme has now been announced for Sunday 1 July.