City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Robert Carlyle Becomes Edinburgh Film Festival Patron

EIFF2008 - Sean Connery and Robert Carlyle

The Edinburgh International Film Festival today confirmed that actor Robert Carlyle has accepted the role of Festival Patron

Somers Town Scoops Michael Powell Award at Edinburgh Film Festival

Somers Town Wins Michael Powell Award

Completely against my predictions (I plumped for Duane Hopkins Better Things), the prolific and ever popular Shane Meadows (having come close once before) wins the Michael

Mae West Has Smelly Feet While Vampire Flick is my Pick of the Film Festival

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I have it on very good authority that to include the words 'Mae West' and 'Smelly Feet' into my blog and its title will ensure it thousands of hits in a matter of seconds so let's call this particular blog entry a social experiment. Now let's just skip that madness and get back to the real biscuit in hand - the very last official day

Faintheart Flashes Steel and Proves Its Mettle at Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2008 Closing Film - Faintheart

EIFF Blog - Day 10. I racked up another Michael Powell Award contender last night in the shape of Matthew Thompson's debut feature Dummy.

Wall-E Rolls Out His Charm at Edinburgh Film Festival


A quick update. Since scribing a few words back there in my last blog on Better Things, I ought to tell you that I also saw Helen, also in contention for the Michael Powell award and Wall-E

Hopkins Creates Better Things at Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2008: Better Things Still

Well I have an hour to kill so I might as well kill it with a wee update. I'm racing now to finish seeing all the Michael Powell award contenders before the winner is announced

Let the Right One In Film Review

IEFF 200: Let the Right One in film still

Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in), showing at the EIFF, is a film which it is difficult to get a handle on initially – as difficult as finding a pulse on a vampire, we might say.

Obscene Film Review

Where do the boundaries of obscenty lie for you? Consider a few possibilities:

1. D H Lawrence, with Lady Chatterley's Lover

The Cool World Film Review

EIFF 2008: The Cool World still

The Cool World, showing at the Edinburgh International Film Festival as part of the Shirley Clarke retrospective, is a film that takes a bit of getting used to. We open with a literally in your face close-up shot of a black preacher spreading the word that God is black, the devil is white and that white hell / babylon is about to fall

Man on Wire Achieves the Impossible at Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2008: Man on Wire Still

It's Day 8 of the Edinburgh Film Festival and time for another blog around the block. Yesterday proved to be a more fruitful venture with two great films in a row and a rain sodden rooftop party for the festival to thank Scottish Screen (the government funded agency for film in Scotland) for its continued support