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FOR SALE. 2001 Ford Fiesta. As new. One careless owner.

23 January 2018

Avid readers of this column will remember a few months back I spoke about the folly that was the Autosafe Car Park – a ‘state-of-the-art’ car park behind our offices that, in theory at least,...

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Spectacular Dramas at Filmhouse

18 January 2018

New Releases Arriving today is Darkest Hour, a rousing drama from Joe Wright which stars Gary Oldman as the newly-elected British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who is immediately faced...

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An Award-Winning Week

11 January 2018

New Releases After sweeping up awards in the past week, including Best Picture, Best Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Golden Globes©, we can't wait to see Three Billboards Outside...

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New Year, Same Great Films

4 January 2018

New Releases A Happy New Year from everyone at Filmhouse! We're looking forward to another year of great films, a what better way to kick it off than with Hostiles, a violent, ferocious...

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Confronting the Unknowns: Niles Atallah on Rey

4 January 2018

Ahead of the release of his visionary new feature Rey, director Niles Atallah talks us through his process, inspirations and unique treatment of film stock. Can you talk about the approach that...

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Miracle at 88 Lothian Road!

20 December 2017

The Gift That Keeps On Giving We're continuing with our festive favourites in the run up to Christmas, with Frank Capra's tear-jerker classic It's a Wonderful Life, which reviews the life of...

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Repurposing the Drone: Ai Weiwei’s Human Perspective Shift

15 December 2017

A key sequence in German-based Chinese artist/activist Ai Weiwei’s globe-trotting refugee documentary Human Flow does something truly fascinating with the drone technology that has infected cinema...

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Let The Festivities Begin!

13 December 2017

The True Gifts of Christmas... We're in the mood for giving here at Filmhouse, so we're bringing you a seasonal selection with traditional classics mixed with some not-so-traditional films...

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Alternative Christmas Classics

12 December 2017

The magic of the movies has become synonymous with the festive season - nothing quite says Christmas like watching It's a Wonderful Life or The Muppet Christmas Carol with a cup of something mulled,...

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An Arrow Hits Its Target

6 December 2017

In the moderately unlikely event that you find yourself about to be shipwrecked on a desert island and forced to choose a single year of British cinema to take with you as the sole entertainment for...

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What's On This Week

6 December 2017

New Releases Showing from Friday we have the Blade of the Immortal, the 100th feature film from Japanese director Takashi Miike, whilst Menashe follows a Jewish widower who must battle for...

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2001: A Car Parking Odyssey

1 December 2017

As many of you may be aware (though I’m not sure exactly why you would be) there has, for many years, been a building out the back of our offices (across Chuckie Pend aka Morrison Street Lane) half...

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Feel My Pain: Communicating Empathy in Yorgos Lanthimos’ Films

23 November 2017

The Killing of a Sacred Deer mines similarly queasy dystopian material to Yorgos Lanthimos’ first English language film The Lobster, but this time goes for full-blown horror as the overriding tone,...

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A Murder Revisited

9 November 2017

Almost sixty years since it was first presented in cinemas Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho still exerts a considerable influence over representations of screen violence. This is the central thesis of an...

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25 Years of Dead By Dawn

26 October 2017

When I tell people I’m a festival director they think it sounds glamorous. When I tell them I’m a horror festival director, they often change their mind. I understand: horror can be a very...

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One Man’s Remake; Another Man’s Reimagining…

26 October 2017

When I first heard that Sir Kenny Branagh was remaking Sydney Lumet’s 1973 apogee of the All-Star Cast film vehicle (or, perhaps, as he might prefer, reimagining of the 1934 Agatha Christie novel)...

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The Lustful Beauty of Call Me By Your Name

16 October 2017

How rare it is to find a film that touches you quite like Call Me By Your Name does. A queer drama from Luca Guadagnino (A Bigger Splash) that’s made all the more remarkable thanks to its universal...

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Filmosophy: Being Charlie Kaufman

16 October 2017

Is Charlie Kaufman a philosopher? Many believe so. His films are increasingly screened in classrooms and lecture halls (as well as cinemas) and in 2011 philosophers contributed essays to an edited...

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Reviewing the Reviewers

6 October 2017

I’m writing this on my way back from the 2017 edition of the Toronto International Film Festival, and, whilst it wasn’t perhaps a vintage year, I do return with a head full of many splendid films...

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