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Film company search for Lothians talent for new Ken Loach film

Could you be the next big Scottish film star?

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Jonathan Pryce. Picture: submitted

Game of Thrones ‘High Sparrow’ gives Edinburgh Napier talk

Game of Thrones star Jonathan Pryce has shared his experiences of working on the stage and screen with Edinburgh Napier students at a special Q&A event.

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Bleed for This

Film reviews: Bleed For This | Sully | Chi-Raq | The Edge of Seventeen | The Unknown Girl

Miles Teller proves he’s a contender in the intriguing true-life story told in Bleed For This, Spike Lee makes a welcome return, and teen drama Edge of Seventeen is a sweetly old-fashioned rites of passage tale

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The pub featured in the original Trainspotting. Picture; Google Maps

Begbie ‘pint glass’ Trainspotting pub to officially reopen

A pub that featured in Trainspotting is set to reopen after a £500,000 revamp.

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Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos will join Stuart Braithwaite and Emma Pollock. Picture: Robert Perry

Alex Kapranos to perform at live gig at Glasgow Film Festival

A live music performance involving Alex Kapranos, Stuart Braithwaite and Emma Pollock is to be part of next year’s Glasgow Film Festival (GFF).

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The UCI at Kinnaird Park was extremely popular during the 1990s. Picture: TSPL

5 Edinburgh cinemas which are no more

Popcorn at the ready as we take a nostalgic look back at some of the Capital’s best-loved picture houses of yesteryear.

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Brad Pitt and Marion Cotillard in Allied PIC: Paramount

Film reviews: Allied | A United Kingdom | Paterson | Creepy

For sweeping romance with star power and a gripping story, Allied – complete with sub-Casablanca moments – could learn a lot from A United Kingdom

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Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have become huge stars since Outlander launched two years ago.

Outlander named ahead of Trainspotting as Scotland's greatest screen adaptation

Scotland gave the worlds of film and television iconic characters like Sherlock Holmes, Harry Potter, Peter Pan, Inspector Rebus, Miss Jean Brodie, Rob Roy, and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
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Hollywood actor Christian Slater in Glasgow city centre during filming for The Wife. Picture: SWNS

Christian Slater and Glenn Close spotted in Glasgow

Hollywood superstar Christian Slater was spotted in Glasgow filming today for his upcoming movie “The Wife”.

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Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe in Dog Eat Dog

Film reviews: Dog Eat Dog | Indignation | Your Name

With its gratuitous violence and collage-like mix of film stocks, Dog Eat Dog may reference some of the best films of the 1990s, but it’s an unappetising mess that’s hard to watch

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Colin Farrell as Graves and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PIC: Warner Bros.

Film review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

There’s something almost instantly delightful about Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set in prohibition era New York, around 70 years before the emergence of a certain boy wizard across the pond, JK Rowling’s new wizarding adventure may be full of allusions to the Harry Potter books and films (Hogwarts and Dumbledore both get a namecheck), but it never falls into the prequel trap of trying too hard to reverse-engineer a narrative to link up with what’s already out in the world. From the opening credits – full of live-action newspaper headlines from the wizarding press – it’s clear that in making her screenwriting debut Rowling has paid tribute to the global nature of her phenomenon in the best way: by creating an intricately worked-out universe with scholarly precision.

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan in Outlander, one of several high-profile productions to be partly filmed in Glasgow. Picture: Contributed

Outlander effect boosts economic value of film to Glasgow

Hit TV series such as Outlander and major Hollywood blockbusters like World War Z have helped contribute £250 million to the Glasgow economy over the last two decades.

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Dan Fogler as Jacob and Eddie Redmayne as Newt Scamander PIC:  Warner Bros.

Preview: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

With JK Rowling announcing that Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is to be the first of five films charting the adventures of Newt Scamander, a new wizarding franchise, this one set in Jazz Age New York, is about to be unleashed

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Trainspotting star Ewan McGregor. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Ewan McGregor reveals he had doubts over Trainspotting sequel

Ewan McGregor has revealed he did not want to make a sequel to Trainspotting - because he did not rate Irvine Welsh’s follow-up novel.

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Actor Robert Vaughn. Picture: PA

Man from U.N.C.L.E. actor Robert Vaughn dies, aged 83

The Man From U.N.C.L.E star Robert Vaughn has died of leukaemia at the age of 83.

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Ewan McGregor in Trainspotting. Picture: Kobal Collection / Figment/Noel Gay/Channel 4 / Longman, Liam

What is the new song in the Trainspotting (T2) trailer?

Trainspotting, the 1996 film adaptation of Irvine Welsh’s cult novel, is regularly cited as one of the UK’s finest cinematic exports.

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J.K. Rowling attends the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' World Premiere in New York,. Picture: AFP PHOTO / ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling “delighted” with Depp in Harry Potter prequel

JK ROWLING said she was “delighted” Johnny Depp had been cast in the Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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J. K. Rowling and Eddie Redmayne attend the 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' World Premiere in New York. Picture: AFP PHOTO /ANGELA WEISSANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images

JK Rowling felt “bleak” about Trump ahead of US visit

JK Rowling said she was in a “bleak mood” travelling to America but refused to speak about Donald Trump as she promoted Harry Potter prequel, Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them.

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be released next week.

JK Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them set for world premiere

JK Rowling’s highly-anticipated Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them will receive its world premiere today.

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Amy Adams as Louise Banks in Arrival PIC: Paramount

Film reviews: Arrival | 16 Years Till Summer | The Innocents

With emotional heft, big ideas and a mesmerising performance from Amy Adams, Arrival is a sci-fi masterpiece

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