The Scent of Reeves and Mortimer

July 20, 2018

  Where are the heirs to the throne? Paul Dance interviews three of the daftest double acts heading to this year’s Fringe. The first episode of Vic Reeves Big Night Out was aired on May […]

Early Man

January 14, 2018

A national institution is Nick Park and the evolution of Aardman Studios is one of the few national film success stories in recent decades of British film. His latest incarnation rolls back the centuries in […]

The Business of Edinburgh

July 25, 2017

On the surface, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival is a carnival of chaos come August, arty hopefuls trying to bellow above the rest of the crowd, performers trying to catch the eye of American tourists dressed as […]

Ari Shaffir live interview with Thomas Black.

August 15, 2016

  Thomas Black talks to American stand up Ari Shaffir about the American approach to writing and performing an hour of stand up compared to the typical thematic driven Edinburgh Fringe show. They also talk […]


March 11, 2019

When the Criminal Justice Bill came into action in 1994, the British government outlawed publicly organised raves, a massive blow to the counterculture formed around a shared love of electronic music. Brian Welsh’s film Beats […]

How Eva von Schnippish Won World War II

March 8, 2019

Stephanie Ware brings her one woman show to the Vaults festival following a short UK tour and stints at the Brighton, Camden and Edinburgh festivals. No better setting for this zany revisiting of Hitler’s Germany than […]

At Eternity’s Gate

March 8, 2019

Biopics of well-known figures are a tricky field of filmmaking. You have to justify why you’re telling their story, without falling into blatant sycophantic praise, it’s a balancing act of careful juxtaposition. Something Julian Schnabel […]

Eighth Grade

March 7, 2019

Bo Burnham’s comedy has always had an introspective raw edge that manages to break through the surreal barrier he builds. His debut feature Eighth Grade doesn’t bother with such protective borders, instead delivering an account […]

Lords of Chaos

March 4, 2019

Jonas Akerlund’s study of Norwegian Black Metal band Mayhem is a curious biopic that plays with accuracy and taste in its attack on toxic masculinity, and the idiocy of youth. Most people will not be […]

Float Like A Butterfly

March 4, 2019

Carmel Winters is a multi-award-winning playwright and has delivered a wondrous glimpse into an area of life rarely explored in cinema in new feature Float Like a Butterfly. The world of travellers in rural Ireland […]


March 1, 2019

Its hard to think of a more significant moment in late 20th century history than the fall of the Berlin Wall. Marking the end of the division of Germany between the Communist East and Capitalist […]

Under The Silver Lake

March 1, 2019

Who is the master of Noir? Well, that depends on who you ask. Traditionalists will go for Raymond Chandler or Alfred Hitchcock, while the more obtuse will scream out for Thomas Pynchon and David Lynch. […]


February 28, 2019

Simon Amstell continues his film career with the rather close to home, Benjamin. Benjamin (Colin Morgan) is a film director with a successful debut, but his follow-up feature about a man who can’t commit to […]

All Creatures Here Below

February 28, 2019

David Dastmalchian is normally a bit part actor who you might recognise from his striking looks in films such as The Dark Knight Rises and Ant Man. In All Creatures Here Below he has created […]

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