In praise of God’s Own Country – the year’s most overlooked LGBT+ film

Some may look back on 2017 as the year that LGBT+ film entered the mainstream. With both Call Me By Your Name and The Handmaiden winning Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Film Not in the English Language respectively at the BAFTAs, it seems to have been an important year. Perhaps this is demonstrated more by […]


An Interview with: Candlewasters

When discussing Edinburgh’s reputation as a laboratory for experimental drama, most would think of the Fringe Festival, but it does not stop there. Candlewasters, the Edinburgh University Theatre Society’s vehicle for new writing, was founded with the aim of getting new writing onto the stage in Edinburgh, and with three sell-out shows last year, you […]

Cult Column Film

Cult Column: North by Northwest

Discover Tuesdays at Picturehouse Cinemas There is a certain kind of old Hollywood glamour in North by Northwest that, these days, no one would accept in modern film. Mistaken identities, murder in the UN headquarters, and microfilm being smuggled out the country in priceless antiques – these sounds like tired clichés to even the most […]

Art Culture

NOW at Modern One: A Lukewarm Show with Hidden Gems

NOW at Modern One is a six-part series which features contemporary Scottish artists alongside their international peers. The latest installation, the second in the series, exhibits most prominently two new sound sculpture works by Susan Philipsz, alongside works from Yto Barrada, Michael Armitage, Kate Davis, and others. While at times the exhibition feels both crowded […]