Edinburgh News: film
Tron Legacy lives up to the hype, looks great, sounds great and the 3D’s up to scratch so go see it on the biggest screen you can find.
What’s more surprising - that Hogwarts doesn’t appear once in this film or that I’ve posted a late online review of a critic-proof blockbuster that I felt compelled to write in order to redress the mainstream press’ cool indifference to the latest instalment of the unstoppable Potter juggernaut?
It seems to me that for once there’s been a general oversight from the eyes and pens of many a well-known hack. For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 is not only the best film in the series, it’s quite simply a very good film.
Danny MacAskill, the stunt cyclist who became an overnight YouTube sensation in April last year with Inspired Cycles, is back at his old tricks.
Now that Edinburgh's Christmas programme is out of the bag, it's time to look at what festive shows city theatres have planned for us.
The Victorian tradition of pantomime is still very much alive and well with several theatres returning with new shows that have the classic panto ingredients of cross-dressing, singing, and audience participation, wrapped in a modern adaptation of a classic fairy tale.
The reviews are in for Burke and Hare, the black comedy from John Landis, the veteran director of The Blues Brothers and American Werewolf in London. And the verdict is... a resounding thumbs-down.
A showcase for Edinburgh’s artistic talent, the Hidden Door Festival returns to the Roxy Art House this weekend. With work now finished on new venues within the Roxy Art House, including The Garden and the Hidden Cinema, the Hidden Door 2 Festival taking place this weekend is set to follow on from the success of the inaugural Hidden Door which took place in January.
Edinburgh-set black comedy Burke and Hare is due out later this month (28 October).
Gavin Miller, CEO Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) announced today that actor and cultural activist Tilda Swinton and curator, filmmaker and author Mark Cousins have joined the CMI as Creative Advisors.
Anyone who had the privilege of witnessing the extraordinary monologue, Novecento, staged at the EIF in 2001, will never forget the compelling power of simple storytelling.
Reel to Real is a new multi-media musical that blends clips from original film footage of old Hollywood movies with live performances of favourite songs from the shows. Every musical needs a s
Celebrated comic book author Alan Moore makes an appearance at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.
Hannah McGill has decided to step down from her role as artistic director of the Edinburgh International Film Festival. McGill has been at the helm of the EIFF since 2006 and curated her first film festival in 2007. Prior to that she was a programme consultant for the festival for five years.
Is Christopher Nolan's movie the stuff that dreams are made of?
The Scottish Centre for the Moving Image (CMI) took another step forward in its development today with the announcement by Leslie Hills, Chair, CMI Board, of senior management appointments. Gavin Miller is appointed in the position of CEO and Graham Wallace as COO at the newly formed CMI with immediate effect.
Dylan offers some of his highlights of the recently ended Edinburgh International Film Festival
With the dust settling and awards presented for this years Edinburgh International Film Festival, one important aspect of the event which can be somewhat overlooked is the annual retrospective. Instead of a more traditional focus on one particular film-maker, the 2010 EIFF programme presented an excellent overview of forgotten British cinema between 1967 and 1979.