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The Filmhouse can be saved, but it needs your help!

A year ago, our beloved Filmhouse was closed as its parent company, The Centre for the Moving Image (CMI), went into administration. It was also the home of the Edinburgh…

Review: Killers of The Flower Moon

In the days following his 80th birthday, Akira Kurosawa was awarded an honorary Oscar at the 62nd Academy Awards. Despite an illustrious 30-film career spanning more than half-a-century, he told…

Do the Writers’ Strikes Affect Film and TV as much as Hollywood Would Have Us Believe?

This week, the Writers Guild of America (WGA) has finally agreed to end a gruelling five-month strike, which persisted for 146 days. Representing a significant workforce of 11,5000 screenwriters, the…

I am Become Barbie Girl, Destroyer of Barbie Worlds: Is Barbenheimer here to save cinema as we know it?

Since the dawn of time, mankind’s entire existence has been founded on constantly asking oneself questions: What is my purpose? What was I made for? Did I leave the stove…

Review: Saint Omer

CW: Infanticide Saint Omer is a film directed by Alice Diop about the trial of a young mother who is accused of killing her 15-month-old daughter. We follow Rama (Kayije…

The Paradox of Barbie

Since her creation by Ruth Handler and the Mattel company in 1959, Barbara Millicent Roberts, universally known as Barbie, has metamorphosed into a cultural symbol that far transcends the world…

Hollywood is Not Ruining our Favourite Books

We always hear that Hollywood ruins good literature. The idea is that films are never as good as the source material and that modern adaptations of classics misrepresent and ‘ruin’…

Review: Empire of Light

Every now and then a film comes along so wrongheaded that it all but begs for a pithy put-down from the acid-tongued critic. Empire of Light is almost, but not…