Normal flights resumed: Peter Pan as Barrie intended

When playwright David Greig describes the essence of his latest adaptation as “a very primal, very dark, almost Greek-type myth”, it sounds like a...

Pete Postlethwaite, a usual suspect for the world's top directors

The tributes when an actor dies can often be predictable. Not with Pete Postlethwaite, an actor who was predictable only in the quality of his...

Status update on 'Facebook: The Movie'

In the risk-averse world of Hollywood, there are two ways to make a surefire hit: aim your film at boys of 12 or under...

Arctic artistic angst as climate change film premiers in Edinburgh

by Rob Edwards It could have been “some horrendous sort of competitive artistic soup bowl where we’re all just starting to be complete bitches to...

Day the laughter stopped in a cold Glasgow park

By Allan Laing His body lies in a grave, tucked away in an old Glasgow cemetery. Engraved on its modest granite headstone are the words:...

Uneasy exploration of the dark side of Neverland

Peter Pan King’s Theatre, Glasgow As is abundantly and intriguingly clear from this new National Theatre of Scotland production, J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is a character rife with...

Why pop stars are proving a score draw at the movies

Making a movie? Swithering over the soundtrack but can’t afford Ennio Morricone and worried John Williams will only take Steven Spielberg’s calls? Nae bother. Pick...

Local Hero Alan Cumming Set to Open Highland Cinema

The Birks Cinema - a celebrity re-opening For a time, it seemed as if the commercial cinema was, if not doomed, then limited to the...

YouTube if you want to: Ten things wrong with The Iron Lady

1 – Anyone is allowed to make a film about Margaret Thatcher – just don’t make it dull For all the silly howls of protest...

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...