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#FilmhouseRecommends promises a weekly dose of goodness, in the form of film and book suggestions, uplifting articles, music and more. The best thing of all - all the tips and suggestions are from our staff!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 048

This week we're transporting you to the Egyptian city of Luxor, the French Alps and the badlands of South Dakota...

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 047

A floral Frankenstein horror, a powerful story of survival, and some upcoming film festivals we're looking forward to!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 046

This week's edition includes a gory psychological thriller, a period drama with a difference, and more! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 045

This week's edition of FH Recommends includes our team's picks from our new online platform Filmhouse At Home, a podcast pick, a celebration of Minari and more! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 044

This week's issue features 20th Century Women, EIFF's top film recommendations from BFI Flare, and details of the upcoming Senior Selection screening...

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 043

This week's issue features Kiki's Delivery Service, celebrating the 61st birthday of Breathless, and marking one year since we first closed our doors...

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 042

For Issue 42, we're bringing you a musical crime comedy, a giallo masterpiece and more! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 041

To celebrate Women's History Month and International Women's Day, we are shining a light on women filmmakers including Greta Gerwig and Agnès Varda and celebrating the likes of Frida Kahlo and the Bechdel Test Fest!

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 040

For LGBTQ+ History Month, we're bringing you our top Queer picks in this week's issue of Filmhouse Recommends!

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 039

This week's issue features historical dramas, iconic musical horrors and a free weekend of film! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Valentine's Edition

The Skinny's Film Editor Jamie Dunn gives us his Valentine's picks 💜

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 037

Film Journalist Charlotte Little discusses Disability representation in film.

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 036

This week we're bringing you some classic British New Wave, a Fight Club/Wes Anderson mash-up and a great Podcast pick! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 035

We're bringing you a special Scottish edition to celebrate Burns night! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 034

Moving documentaries, a snowy whodunnit and 10 of our favourite films from 2020!

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 033

Small Axe, Birdman and a celebration of all things Studio Ghibli...

 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 032

Merry Christmas from everyone at Filmhouse! Our team are bringing you a bumper Christmas edition, packed full of recommendations! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 031

Wolfwalkers, Bright Star, 8 gifts ideas for film lovers and more!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 030

Someone, Somewhere, Mank, Jessica Bruder's Nomadland and more!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 028

Wrap up in your trench coat, dust off your fedora and get ready to dive in to our special Noirvember issue!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 027

Our 27th edition features recommendations for 1917, The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, Michael Powell's autobiography A Life In Movies as well as an ode to the phone booth. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 026

This week's edition of Filmhouse Recommends features Roy Andersson's You, the Living, Edward Ross' latest book Gamish and a recommendation from Edinburgh Cinema Club's Isobel.

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 025

While our cinemas are closed, we're bringing back Filmhouse Recommends. This week's issue features a twisted coming-of-age thriller, a moving documentary, Africa in Motion's online festival and more!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 024

This week we have childhood classics, urban thrillers, gothic horrors, a great new book recommendation and much more!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 023

Filmhouse Recommends is back in your inbox! We're bringing you our weekly list of film, book and activity recommendations, all suggested by members of our team! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 021

This week we've got intimate documentaries, delicate anime classics, an addictive book-club read and some great online festivals we think you should check out! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 020

This is our 20th edition of Filmhouse Recommends, which means it's been 20 weeks since we last welcomed you through our doors. This week we have stylish whodunnits, award-winning true stories and a Personal Ode to Going to the Cinema from Little White Lies.

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 019

We're back for another week, bringing picks from our team covering everything from earthly experiments, tear-jerkers, anime classics and a recipe from the Filmhouse cookbook that is sure to impress!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 018

This week we have Fassbinder and Fellini film favourites, Haruki Murakami's ode to running and Lindsay Ellis' Youtube channel which explores contemporary film theory. We also celebrate hitting our £60,000 reopening fundraiser! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 017

As always, this week our newsletter is packed full of recommendations, from magic escapism, seductive dramas, Podcast ponderings and a literary classic that you won't be able to put down

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 016

This week we're bringing you more fantastic recommendations from the team here at Filmhouse, ranging from what we've been watching, reading and listening to. There's also a great recipe straight from the FIlmhouse cookbook on how to make a delicious vegan Raspberry & Chocolate Mousse - which we can't wait to try out ourselves!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 015

We're back with another #FHRecommends packed full of recommendations for films, podcasts, recipes, books, as well as a very special ask...
 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 014

This is a big week for Filmhouse, as Wednesday 24 June sees the launch of Edinburgh International Film Festival's Ed Film Fest At Home - a 12-day festival, with exclusive new releases available to watch on Curzon Home Cinema. Sound exciting? Find out more below...

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 013

Over the weekend, under normal circumstances, Edinburgh's annual Pride festival would have taken place in celebration of the LGBTQIA+ community. To show solidarity and mark the occasion during June's Pride Month, we encourage you to watch, read and engage with brilliant work made by, celebrating and promoting the LGBTQIA+ community!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 012

In this week's selection, you'll find a Danish dystopian, fiery females, a podcast from a prison and some important history lessons...

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 011

This week we have a food theme - films to feast upon, a cook book encouraging satisfying vegetarian cooking, some Edinburgh take-away suggestions from the team and more. We also have a brand new offer for you from BFI Player!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 010

This is the tenth issue of #FHRecommends and we are not going anywhere! We would normally host the Folk Film Gathering in May, so this issue features the online version of their festival taking place this coming weekend as well as exciting news on the launch of MUBI's LIBRARY. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 009

Issue 9 of Filmhouse Recommends has kindness at its heart, with suggestions that look at the warmth of human - and animal - connections, show that love and support comes in many different forms and de-stigmatise conversations on mental health.

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 008

Sending a bright and uplifting message, the current rainbow revolution on our streets is helping to spread some cheer. Inspired by Glasgow Film's Rainbow Film Challenge, we have asked Filmhouse and Belmont Filmhouse staff for recommendations to create a rainbow of film. This is our most colourful issue yet!

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 007

This week we are all about escapism - losing yourself in magical alternate worlds, immersing yourself in comforting landscapes currently out of reach and indulging yourself in your imagination. Distract yourself with the magical, the mystical and the marvellous. This Filmhouse Recommends is a voyage of discovery.... 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 006

This week's issue has a #SpaceDay theme, contains the usual amount of movie magic and shares what the Filmhouse staff are listening to during lockdown. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 005

With film recommendations from the team, including a Young Programmer and an Uncanny Valley suggestion, suggestions for Earth Day activities, a playlist to recognise the Day of Silence and exclusive offers for online streaming. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 004

This week we have film recommendations set amongst local Scottish scenery, as well as some set further afield in much warmer, musical, animated climates... Take a deep imaginative dive into the real magic of storytelling with our book recommendation and this week's playlist will transport you out of this world. Read on to discover all this and more! 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 003

This week we have a film recommendation that perfectly compliments the featured playlist, featuring songs from Sofia Coppola's film catalogue, as well as a book recommendation that encourages you to read the book before the film and plenty of fun resources to keep you occupied. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 002

This week our recommendations have a heavy dosage of Wallace and Gromit content, both in the form of film and activities, as well as a new playlist to put a disco spin on your working from home and much more. 

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Filmhouse Recommends / Issue 001

With everything from film recommendations, including Bacurau from our Head of Programming and something for the kids with a Filmhouse Junior recommendation, to a playlist setting the self-isolation mood and suggestions for giving home P.E lessons a little Disney sprinkle. 

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