Edinburgh set for £10m boost from Avengers blockbuster

Filming on the new Avengers: Infinity War blockbuster in Edinburgh is set to spark a £10 million boost for the capital's economy - more than is usually generated from a whole year's worth of productions.
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Filming for the new Avengers film is underway in Cockburn Street Edinburgh. Picture: W Marr/Deadline News

Avengers stars show off stunts on Cockburn Street

PICTURES from on location filming of the new Avengers movie in Edinburgh show a stuntwoman flying through the air and into a shop window.

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Charlie Hunnam as Percival Fawcett in The Lost City of Z

Film reviews: The Lost City of Z | Mad To Be Normal | All This Panic | Age of Shadows | Eyes of My Mother

James Gray avoids many of the genre clichés in his biopic of a doomed explorer in The Lost City of Z, while All This Panic sweetly charts the growing pains of a group of Brooklyn girls

Davie Bain, director of Calton Athletic, in Renton's bedroom. More than 300 items from T2 Trainspotting will go under the hammer to raise money for two charities, including Calton. Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

T2 Trainspotting sets and props up for charity auction

It’s a unique opportunity to own a part of one of the biggest films ever produced in Scotland.

The Circuit at Glasgow Short Flm Festival

Festival review: Glasgow Short Film Festival

In movies like Blade Runner, Strange Days and The Matrix, the future always seems to be happening in derelict areas of industrial rain-lashed cities. It seems appropriate, then, that the Glasgow Short Film Festival should exploit such spaces in its on-going mission to pioneer not just new short works, but also new modes of watching films.

Fionn OShea as Ned, a gay teen with friendship problems

Glasgow Film Festival reviews: Handsome Devil, All This Panic, My Life As A Courgette, The Age of Shadows

This year’s Glasgow Film Festival got off to a lightweight start on Wednesday with the UK premiere of Handsome Devil (**), a chaste coming-of-age tale about a gay teens wlearning to be true to themselves in a rugby-obsessed private school in Ireland.

Martin Compston Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Martin Compston: I see myself as a democrat not a nationalist

The Greenock-born Line of Duty star chats to Janet Christie about life in LA, why he’ll always be grateful to Ken Loach and his support for indyref.

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The Samyeling Tibetan temple, Europes first and biggest Buddhist monastery, in Eskdalemuir, and inset, Akong Tulku Rinpoche the subject of the film who was murdered in China four years ago. Picture: AFP/Getty Images)

Buddhist leader’s ‘message of hope’ premiered at Scots monastery

A film charting the life and times of the co-founder of Europe’s first Buddhist monastery yesterday received its world premiere.

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Daniel Kaluuya as Chris Washington in the compelling horror film Get Out

Film reviews: Get Out | Personal Shopper | The Salesman | Beauty and the Beast

Jordan Peele’s clever, gripping and timely debut Get Out puts racism at the heart of its horror, while Kristen Stewart exorcises the ghost of Twilight in Personal Shopper

Actress Emma Watson is to sue over leaked photos  (AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELEJOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

Emma Watson to sue over stolen changing room photos

Actress Emma Watson is taking legal action after photographs of her were stolen.

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Filming schedule for new Avengers film revealed

The timeworn streets of the Old Town are about to be transported into a superhero-studded world of action as explosive scenes are filmed for the next instalment of Hollywood blockbuster the Avengers.

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Charlie Hunnam in The Lost City of Z

Interview: director James Gray and actor Charlie Hunnam on heading deep into the Amazon to shoot The Lost City of Z

In their fact-based drama The Lost City of Z, about the disappearance of a British explorer in the Amazon in the 1920s, director James Gray and star Charlie Hunnam were determined to avoid the white saviour clichés of western cinema, they tell Alistair Harkness

Isabelle Huppert in Elle

Film reviews: Elle | Kong: Skull Island | The Love Witch

Isabelle Huppert brings decades of experience to electrify Paul Verhoeven’s troubling psychological drama Elle, while Kong: Skull Island betrays the inexperience of its director, who does an injustice to a classy cast and an angry ape

RM Hubert PIC: Alan Miller

Interview: RM Hubbert on writing a new score for a 1920s Soviet western

When RM Hubbert was commissioned to write and perform the live score for a film being shown at Bo’ness’s renowned Hippodrome Silent Film Festival later this month, he was expecting something relatively innocuous, perhaps in a nostalgically flickering silent movie sort of way. But when the Glasgow guitarist first viewed Po Zakonu – “By the Law”, he was amazed to find it more Sam Peckinpah than Mack Sennett.

Clint Eastwood drew the crowds to the Cameo cinema in Tollcross in 1990.

Digital treasure trove lifts lid on 70 years of Edinburgh's film festival

It is the event that has brought the world’s biggest movie stars to the Capital for the last 70 years.

The trailer for Trainspotting 2 landed the Victoria Derbyshire show an Ofcom censure

Trainspotting trailer’s f-word earns BBC show watershed rap

The Victoria Derbyshire programme breached broadcasting rules after it aired a trailer for the new Trainspotting film which featured a swear word before the watershed, Ofcom has said.

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Film review: Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival

THIS is a big year for Alchemy. Richard Ashrowan’s artist filmmaking showcase will soon curate Rachel Maclean’s exhibition at the Venice Biennale, but it kicked off its seventh annual film festival in Hawick with what’s become one of its most innovative and accessible strands: a series of moving image installations in repurposed buildings across the town.

Hugh Jackman as Logan with Dafne Keen as young mutant Laura

Film reviews: Logan | Certain Women | The Viceroy’s House | Trespass Against Us | Headshot

There are shades of classic western Shane as Hugh Jackman bows out of the Wolverine franchise in style, as an outsider seeking – but rarely finding – understanding from the wider world

Martha L. Ruiz and Brian Cullinan have been told they will not work the Oscars again 
 (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Oscars blunder pair told never to return

The two accountants responsible for the best-picture error at Sunday’s Academy Awards will never return to the Oscars, according to the president of the film academy.

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Raiders of the Lost Ark will be backed by a live orchestra at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.

RSNO to perform Indiana Jones score at Edinburgh film festival

Scotland’s flagship classical orchestra will provide a live soundtrack to the first Indiana Jones adventure at the Edinburgh International Film Festival this summer.

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