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In conversation with EUTV’s Chloe Asquith: executive producer and editor of student housing documentary

Edinburgh University Television (EUTV) recently released a three-part documentary series on the Edinburgh student housing crisis. Each of the three parts discusses a different theme – Student Stories, Responses from the University and the Council and Towards a Fairer Housing System.  To find out more I sat down with Chloe Asquith, the President of EUTV, […]

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Review: Moonage Daydream

Moonage Daydream is a fittingly atypical, whirlwind telling of the story of David Bowie. By contrast to the flashy yet often tacky studio biopics of Bowie’s contemporaries, Freddie Mercury, Elton John and Elvis, Moonage Daydream instead uses Bowie himself to narrate his life, rather than an actor. By doing this, Brett Morgan, the director, producer, […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Licht – Stockhausen’s Legacy Review

When Karlheinz Stockhausen died in 2007 he left behind a large body of work equally influential and controversial (English conductor Adrien Boult when asked if he had conducted any Stockhausen quipped ‘No, but I’ve stepped in some’). Perhaps his most monumental work is the opera cycle ‘Licht’ which consists of seven operas – one for […]

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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 […]

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Review: Cow

Andrea Arnold’s new film, Cow, is startlingly simple: it is an empathetic and moving portrayal of the dairy cow. Filmed over the course of four years, Cow follows the day-to-day life of a cow called Luma, in a series of close up shots that create a real sense of intimacy with the protagonist. Through the […]

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Review: The Real Charlie Chaplin

Both a critical profile of the great comedian and a history of cinematic stardom, The Real Charlie Chaplin, though not offering anything revelatory, is as thoughtful and incisive as the best documentaries should be. The question offered by the film’s title (who is the real man behind the mustache?) never receives a definitive answer, but […]

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TV

Documentary Pick- Dubai

Explore the darker side of Dubai in The Megacity Built by Slaves No stranger to controversy, Dubai has repeatedly made headlines of late- be it as the influencer’s choice of mid-pandemic getaway, or as the prison fled by Sheikh Mohammed’s wife and still missing daughter. And yet, the UAE’s most prized pearl continues to be […]

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Reviewed: Can’t Get You Out of My Head

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The late anthropologist David Graeber said, “the ultimate hidden truth of the world is that it is something we make and could just as easily make differently.” This quote was placed directly at the beginning of Adam Curtis’ new documentary series called Can’t Get You Out of My Head. In these six hour-and-bit long […]