Edinburgh News: film
Tickets go on sale this morning (Saturday 2nd April) for the Edinburgh International Festival. EIF director Jonathan Mills has waxed that this year's Far Eastern themed (or "Far Western" as Mills has suggested) festival will be "highly embroidered, exquisite, gorgeous".
"It will intoxicate people with its ravishing beauty," says Mills.
With that in mind, we're asking what are the "must see" shows at this year's festival?
At last. An intelligent, well paced, well crafted and occasionally nail biting Hollywood thriller that exceeds expectations. It expertly blends old-fashioned Hitchcockian murder mystery suspense with modern day sci-fi concepts that in today’s world of new age beliefs meets quantum physics, made it all seem strangely quite plausible.
This is a cracking piece of enjoyably daft, Hollywood fluff posing as high concept intellectual guff but ultimately serving up a flashy thriller in the end.
This is an utterly delightful, frequently hilarious, and charming piece of nostalgia that proves to be an auspicious debut from director Richard Ayoade, better known from TV’s "The IT Crowd". It’s a visual and aural treat, beautifully shot and bordering on parody of the nouvelle vague and thoroughly reminiscent of the kind of fashionable imagery decking the pages of 90’s fashion mag The Face.
In spite of planning permission setbacks, Donald Trump has forged ahead with his plans for building a golf course resort on the wild estate at Menie on the North East coast of Scotland.
Edinburgh film director Tim Barrow continues to battle against the odds with his second feature film, an Edinburgh-set romantic drama
The establishment of the Scottish Digital Network (SDN), which would deliver local television to rival the BBC's Scottish programming, took another step forward today.
Following on from his micro-budget success with The Inheritance, film director Tim Barrow is about to premiere Edinburgh-set romantic drama The Space Between.
The old Odeon Cinema on Clerk Street has been boarded up for years. Campaigners say it should be, and it can be, saved.
Matt Damon plays as disgraced politician in this a delightful romantic thriller with a sci-fi edge
Edinburgh-set The Illusionist didn't manage an upset on Oscar night, but Colin Firth and The King's Speech had cause to celebrate.
Last year I did pretty well with my Oscar predictions when not deviating too far from the bookies' favourites. You know they do their homework. Longshots very rarely make it.
I Am Number Four is ‘film of the week’ by virtue of there being little else to choose from, for occasionally rising above rambling incoherence to provide moments of interest.
Between the 9 and 22 April, this year's Edinburgh International Science Festival will see over 200 adult and family events taking place in 38 venues across the city.
The face of the financial crisis has taken many forms, from people lining up outside banks desperate to get at their savings, to the dilapidation of newly built suburban homes that have been foreclosed on.
I had a brief discussion with a couple of friends shortly after seeing this and posed the question: are the Coen brothers massively overrated geeks or are they bona fide geniuses?
A night of magic and fantasy at The Manipulate festival integrating film, animation, puppetry, and theatre.
The Edinburgh Film Festival is truly getting a big shake-up whether it likes it or not. We knew funding would be an issue this year following the loss of a £1.9 million three-year grant from the UK Film Council.
Gavin Miller, CEO for the Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), announced "a radical new approach" for next year's Edinburgh International Film Festival today. The EIFF, which takes place from 15 - 26 June, also announced that James Mullighan will replace EIFF artistic director Hannah McGill to produce the 65th festival's programme.
A dedicated Edinburgh cinema-goer demands real 3D, better ambient lighting, and a ban on popcorn.