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Modern Two art gallery to close indefinitely

Modern Two, one of the two galleries at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, is closing until further notice.  The National Galleries of Scotland is facing an unprecedented crisis in funding, according to their Director-General Sir John Leighton. Speaking at Holyrood in September, he said: ‘Already, before the events of recent months, we were […]

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The Filmhouse Closure: A Tragic and Frightening Omen

On Thursday Morning, Edinburgh’s iconic cinema The Filmhouse and the immeasurably impactful Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) announced to its staff that it had entered administration. Belmont Filmhouse in Aberdeen has met the same fate, ensuring that over one hundred people have immediately been made redundant. This is a tragic, and desperately avoidable, situation. Worse, […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF: Official Competition Review

Predictability is often a quality in a movie’s plotting that leaves it open for derision. In film, the audience should be taken on a journey that they aren’t expecting, revelling in the twists and turns of the narrative as it is revealed. In the case of Official Competition, directing duo Gaston Duprat and Mariano Cohn’s […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Dream Agency Review

Dreams are famously rather nebulous and unfathomable things. Their elusive nature makes them objects of fascination, readily able to be picked apart in our great search for meaning. Dreams have proven to be fertile ground in cinema that film, both celluloid and digital, can possibly open up. Dream Agency unsurprisingly concerns itself with dreams in […]

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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Husband Review

There are moments in Husband where co-directors and real life couple Josh Appignanesi and Devorah Baum genuinely seem to dislike each other’s presence, and yet by the end of the movie, we see the pair unable to hold in their laughter, gazing lovingly into each other’s eyes, – an image captured by the third member […]

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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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Culture Edinburgh International Film Festival Film

EIFF 2022: Aftersun Review

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Some films are hard to summarise when asked “What is it about?” Not necessarily because their plots are mind-bendingly complicated or surreal and fantastical, but rather because they are so simple. Aftersun, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival on Friday 12th August, is one of those films. So, what is it about? […]