The curious appeal of Don Draper

It’s probably no longer worth fighting the argument that telly is the new film. Actors must believe it, or Dustin Hoffmann wouldn’t have chosen...

TOP GEAR LIVE AT THE NEW HYDRO IN GLASGOW

Top Gear Live - Coming to the new venue in January The new arts venue on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow is attracting...

The pure dead brilliant career of Gerard Kelly

There are certain types of comic actors. Some carry a sitcom in the lead role, some steal the show with a cameo, some turn...

The Freddie Mercury movie – Sacha Baron Cohen be representin'

Interesting to see what method will be required from Sacha Baron Cohen to approach the character of the late Freddie Mercury. As Ali G, he...

BRAVE’S ENDURING LEGACY

Brave - a success story for Scotland A report from VisitScotland suggests that this country is benefiting from a multi-million pound marketing campaign associated with...

Busby Berkeley for the billions: the Olympic Friday night show

At risk of appearing to have been unexpectedly wowed by the Olympics twice in quick succession, here is some more applause for London 2012-related...
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Film festival preview: back from the dead?

By Amy Taylor Following the rather subdued nature of last year’s film festival, which saw the 65th Edinburgh International Film Festival scaled back in an...
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Sand, sex and Dr Seuss: a pick of the Edinburgh Film Festival

By Amy Taylor Lawrence of Arabia David Lean/UK/1962/228 min Showing: Filmhouse, Thursday 21 June 19:40 Rating: * * * * * The film that launched Peter O’Toole’s career, David...

Trainspotting, the sequel: Will Danny Boyle choose Leith?

There are some films which do not require a sequel – take Weekend at Bernie’s II, for example – but Trainspotting is not one...

The King's Speech and the Facebook movie: VI degrees of similarity

On Sunday, it comes down to this. In the (royal) blue corner, King George VI. In the other blue corner, with the tasteful white...