City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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See an Edinburgh Film Festival Film for a Fiver

The Edinburgh Film Festival's best of the Fest programme has been announced for Sunday 29 June and tickets at £5 each are on sale.

Left Bank (Linkeroever) Film Review

EIFF 2008: Left Bank still photo

With a few notable exceptions like Harry Kumel's magnificent lesbian vampire art piece Daughters of Darkness, Belgium is hardly reknowned for its horror cinema.

Time For Award Predictions at the Edinburgh Film Festival?

EIFF 2008 - Michael Powell Jury

Considering the few films I've managed to see between writing reviews and being tractor beamed unwillingly into various parties (such a chore), trying to predict festival winners at this stage would not only be foolish, but mathematically about the same as correctly predicting lottery winners.

Film Festival's Trailblazers Party Provides a Literary Diversion

EIFF 2008 - Trailblazers Awards

Last night, once again, completely against my will (a man did have a
gun to my head after all), I had to throw down the pad of paper and

Timecrimes Film Review

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While looking out on the woods beyond his new home with binoculars, Hector (Karra Elejalde) catches sight of a young woman, face hidden, exposing her breasts.

To See if I'm Smiling Film Review

EIFF 2008 - To See If I'm Smiling still

As is well known, Israel is the only country in the world with compulsory military service for women.

Very Young Girls Film Review

EIFF 20008: Very Young Girls film still

Even before the introductory statement qualifies the Very Young Girls title by indicating that the average age of entry to prostitution is 13 years old, directors David Schisgall and Nina Alvarez c

Mechanical Love Film Review

EIFF 2008: Mechanical Love Film Review

The opening text sets the agenda for this documentary from young Danish director Phie Ambo: for the first time in the world's history the number of elderly people will exceed the number of children

Errol Morris interrogates himself at Edinburgh Film Festival

EIFF 2008 - Errol Morris In Person

Well, I've had a day off from the film festival as I could tell my body was shutting itself down against my will two nights ago.

EIFF Blog Day 3. The filth and glory of Terence Davies

EIFF 2008: Of Time and the City still

This morning the usual panic induced coffee fuelled sprint across the city to see press screenings was halted by a phone call from my close friend Ruth who announced that she’s given birth to a b