City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh News: film

Review: Puppet Grinder Cabaret

As the theatre packed to the sound of speakeasy style music, that jivey, jazzy stuff of another era that creates such an atmosphere of smoky, sleazy anticipation, it seemed the scene was being set

Free Festival Scheme Seeks Next Generation of Television Talent

Want to be in television? The Edinburgh International Television Festival is looking for participants in its scheme The Network, a free event in Edinburgh taking place over four days in August 2010 (from 26th to 29th).

Edinburgh Film Festival Loses MD of 15 Years

EIFF Wins Lottery Windfall

The Edinburgh International Film Festival and Filmhouse today announced the departure of Ginnie Atkinson (second from left) to pursue new projects.

IMAX Film Review: Avatar in 3D


Ok, let's just get one thing out the way first. The plot and the dialogue for this gobsmacking leviathan of a movie have clearly been scrawled on the back of a beer mat over a lunchtime pint or, in James Cameron’s case, more likely on the back of a White Star Line napkin while downing a pint of organic wheatgrass juice (apparently it helped with his ‘high energy, must-stay-awake’ antics when creating that other blue-tinged world in Titanic).

Thugs and Dignitaries Sought For Burke and Hare Feature Film

Burke and Hare: sketches taken in court

Thugs, footmen, dignitaries, doctors, and ladies of the night are being sought for a new comedy feature film about Edinburgh's famous grave-robbers-turned-murderers Burke and Hare. Universal Extras are holding auditions for the parts at the Tolbooth in Stirling on Thursday 17th December from 9am to 5pm (people can turn up any time on the day according to the announcement).

Edinburgh Book Festival: Daniel Depp

Daniel Depp

Daniel Depp is on a European tour to promote his debut novel Loser’s
Town, a detective crime novel set in sun scorched Los Angeles.

Moon Wins Michael Powell Award At Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2009: Sam Rockwell in Moon

Duncan Jones's low-budget sci-fi Moon has won the prestigious Michael Powell Award for Best New British Feature Film

EIFF: Marooned in a Room with Bill Forsyth

EIFF 2009: Bill Forsyth

I'm old enough to remember Bill Forsyth's first films Gregory's Girl and That Sinking Feeling resonating with me as a teenager when, in the early Eighties, I first watched them during half-term breaks in the North of Scotland. We thought they were great. The dark, understated comedies were familiar and strange at the same time - it seemed like some local kids had just strolled into the film, yet there was nothing else like these out there. Scottish feature films were few and far between back then.

EIFF: Le Donk and ATP Parties Reviewed

EIFF 2009: Le Donk photocall

I can tell you this year's EIFF has nearly taken it out of
me. I decided to go for a swim this morning to try and remember what its like
to not be in a cinema and to feel...well just to feel anything to be honest. In
the last two weeks, my muscles for doing anything physical have atrophied into a
sitting half awake position and consequently I sank to the bottom of the pool
like a stone the second I jumped in.

EIFF: The Scramble Wave Comes of Age at All Tomorrow's Parties

EIFF 2009: All Tomorrow's Parties (still)

I can’t hear anything this morning. My ears are bleeding thanks to Scotland’s premier psychedelic post rock band who didn’t just play very loudly last night at the HMV Picture House but played through speakers that were actually 747 aircraft engines. Well, it seemed that way to me.