Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Fogareau Review

Brazillian director Flávia Neves launched the UK premiere of her debut Fogaréu, which explores the legacy of Brazil’s colonial past with a close-up look at the sinister events taking place in her home town of Goiás. The film follows Fernanda (Bárbara Colen) who returns to her parochial, traditional hometown to scatter her deceased adoptive mother’s […]

Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film Reviews

EIFF 2022: Nothing Compares Review

Having known very little about Sinead O’Conner before viewing this film, what is most apparent is how remarkable her rise to the top truly was. In the space of 97 minutes, Kathryn Ferguson makes an audacious attempt to show how a timid girl from Glenageary can become one of the most popular artists in the […]


The decline of Internet freedom

2021 was a bad year for Internet freedom, and 2022 hasn’t started particularly well. Free expression online is under a massive strain, most notably in authoritarian regimes like Myanmar, Belarus, and Uganda. This was one of the main findings from a Freedom House report published last September entitled Freedom on the Net 2021. Hopes of […]


Thousands embark on Glasgow for the Global Day of Action for Climate Justice

On Saturday 6th November, the city centre of Glasgow played host to one of the biggest ever protests seen in the city’s history. As politicians, lobbyists, and delegates met within the confines of SEC centre on the riverside, on the street, activists from all walks of life descended upon the city to send a clear […]

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Cult Column: Drive

Last Thursday marked the anniversary of one of the most critically acclaimed films in recent times. In 2011, Drive burst onto the independent Hollywood scene delivering a gritty picture with all the style and grace of a mid-80s neo-noir. An adaption of James Sallis’ 2005 novel of the same name, Drive tells the story of […]

Culture Fringe Music

EHFM’s Third Birthday — Review

Venue: Summerhall – Secret Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ For several years now Summerhall has been the beating heart of Edinburgh’s arts scene. One of the top arts venues during the Fringe, but also throughout the year, it remains at the forefront of promoting local creatives within theatre, music and dance. Therefore, in 2018, it became the […]

Culture Fringe Theatre Theatre

Fear of Roses — Review

Venue: Assembly RoxyRating: ⭐⭐ There was a lot of buzz when Black Bat productions announced the release of their new thriller premiering at the Fringe this year. A fast-paced dark comedy about a bank job gone wrong was bound to raise a few eyebrows. Fear of Roses tells the story of a ruthless bank manager […]

Culture Fringe Spoken Word Theatre Theatre

Bacon — Review

Venue: Pleasance Courtyard Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐ With past performances as Charlie Chaplin and Adolf Hitler, the legendary and critically acclaimed actor Pip Utton returns to the Fringe with another one-man show titled Bacon, a portrayal of Irish cult contemporary artist Francis Bacon. Pleasance Courtyard plays host to this latest Utton production where the stage and the […]