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New look for Campbeltown's old Picture House unveiled

A new look for Scotland’s longest surviving purpose-built cinema has been revealed following a £3.5 million makeove
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Battle of the Sexes

Film reviews: Battle of the Sexes | Daddy’s Home 2 | Beach Rats

A beautifully judged and acted retelling of Billie Jean King’s 1973 exhibition match with Bobby Riggs, Battle of the Sexes shows how far women’s sport has come

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Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton is  Director Chris Smith's fascinating deep dive into actor Jim Carrey's time spent portraying famed and complicated comedian Andy Kaufman. Using approximately 100 hours of footage shot on the set of Man on the Moon, it documents Carrey's transformation into Kaufman over four months.

Interview: Jim Carrey on his new film Jim & Andy

In 1999 Jim Carrey portrayed the comedian and actor Andy Kaufman in Man on the Moon. Now, a new documentary based on behind-the-scenes footage shows how far Carrey disappeared into his character both on and off the set. It was an experience that changed his life, he tells Stephen Applebaum

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Ezra Miller as the Flash, Ben Affleck as Batman and Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman in Justice League

Film reviews: Justice League | Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool | Good Time | Ingrid Goes West | Mudbound

DC struggles to do justice to its superheroes in its latest leaden CGI adventure, but powerful performances abound in the week’s other releases

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The Picture House's line-up of films being shown in 1960.

Campbeltown Picture House archives get national treasure status

A treasure trove from the archives of Scotland’s long-running cinema has been secured for the nation.
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Jamie Bell and Annette Bening in Film Stars Dont Die in Liverpool

Interview: Paul McGuigan on directing Annette Bening and Jamie Bell in Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool

He’s one of Hollywood’s go-to directors, but Paul McGuigan still lives in Glasgow, travelling the world to ply his trade making films and big budget TV series. He talks to Alistair Harkness about Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool – starring Annette Bening and Jamie Bell – based on the affair between screen icon Gloria Grahame and a young, unknown British actor

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Paddington 2: "The scale is bigger, the stakes are higher and the action set-pieces more elaborate.."

Film reviews: Paddington 2 | The Florida Project | Professor Marston and the Wonder Women | Marjorie Prime

Paddington 2 spreads its charm like its marmalade sandwiches – thickly, while The Florida Project shows the struggles of a single mother in America whose six-year-old daughter is joyously oblivious to the seriousness of their plight

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Former Leith cinema to reopen as Hidden Door Festival venue

A former art deco cinema is to brought back to life as a festival venue - more than 45 years after it screened its last films.

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Outlander's Sam Heughan arriving for the British Academy Scottish Awards at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow. Picture: PA

Trainspotting wins big at the Scottish Baftas

T2 TRAINSPOTTING claimed three major honours at Scotland’s film and television Oscars – as a host of female stars spoke out over the sexual abuse scandal that has engulfed the industry.

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Boy With A Basket Of Fruit by Caravaggio, whose 
power lies in the exploitation of adolescence

Dani Garavelli: The hateful artists whose work we love

IT’S an odd thing about the human mind, isn’t it? We fetishise a character like Frank Underwood – revelling in his dodgy dealings, betrayals and murders – but when the actor who plays him turns out to be unsavoury, we recoil from the show as if we can no longer distinguish between the man and the fictional protagonist.

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Kenneth Branagh stars in Murder on the Orient Express

Film review: Murder on the Orient Express

A luxuriant moustache is the most interesting thing about Murder on the Orient Express, director/star Kenneth Branagh’s disappointingly suspense-free adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic whodunnit. Attached to Branagh himself, cast here as Christie’s world-famous Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, the soup-strainer is quite something: two sculpted waves of grey breaking in opposite directions across Branagh’s still youthful face, offset by a soul-patch trickling down his chin. It makes him look like a cross between Gangs of New York’s Bill the Butcher and the barman of a hipster craft ale microbrewery.

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Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell in The Killing of a Sacred Deer

Film reviews: The Killing of a Sacred Deer | Thelma

Brilliant central performances from Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell feed the inexorable rise of dread in The Killing of a Sacred Deer, while Thelma founders on unconvincing plot developments despite its early promise

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Andy Whitfield in the title role of the TV drama Spartacus: Blood and Sand

Jim Duffy: When our time comes, we should all say ‘I’m Spartacus’

The Andy Whitfield Story is a truly inspirational film about a man who knew how to face cancer, says Jim Duffy

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Thor: Ragnarok

Film reviews: Thor: Ragnarok | Call Me By Your Name | Breathe

Thor director Taika Waititi injects enough fun and personality into the latest Marvel movie to offset some of its more tedious CGI antics

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Scottish writer and Director Armando Ianucci (Photo by Tim P. Whitby/Getty Images)

Armando Iannucci and cameraman honoured by Scottish Bafta

Glasgow-born satirist Armando Iannucci is to be honoured by BAFTA Scotland for ‘Outstanding Contribution’ along with long-serving wildlife cameraman Doug Allan.

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Vince Vaughn in Brawl in Cell Block 99

Film reviews: Brawl in Cell Block 99 | The Death of Stalin

Director S Craig Zahler takes his time exploring the morals and motives of his main character in Brawl in Cell Block 99, before all hell breaks loose in true horror movie style

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Armando Iannucci on set during the making of The Death of Stalin

Interview: Armando Iannucci on his new film, The Death of Stalin

To be honest, it’s one person in the Communist Party,” says Armando Iannucci. “The Russian government hasn’t commented.” The Glaswegian creator of Alan Partridge, Malcolm Tucker and Veep’s Selina Meyer is referring to a widely circulated news story last month about a high-ranking adviser to the Russian culture ministry who believes Iannucci’s new film, The Death of Stalin, might be part of a western plot designed to destabilise Mother Russia. Based on a French graphic novel about the internal and external chaos that followed the eponymous event, Iannucci’s film is certainly provocative, condensing the political mayhem that ensued into a funny, frightening and furiously paced farce.

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Jessica Barden stars in Channel 4 and Netflix's new dark comedy The End of the F***ing World. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, at Queens, London, www.QUEENS.london

Interview: Jessica Barden

The Yorkshire actor plays a dysfunctional teen in her new dark comedy. She tells Janet Christie why it’s her best role yet

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BBC Scotland's coverage of the Tattoo will be beamed into 54 Canadian cinemas later this month.

Edinburgh Tattoo to stage cinema screenings for the first time

Organisers of the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo have unveiled plans to take the event into cinemas for the first time - with a pilot to be rolled out in Canada.

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Producer Kathleen Kennedy has called for a "zero-tolerance" approach. Picture: Mark Davis/Getty Images for Women In Film)

Film producer calls for commission to stamp out sexual harassment

Hollywood producer Kathleen Kennedy has called for a commission and a “zero-tolerance” attitude to transform the film industry in order to protect people against sexual harassment.

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