Cinema screenings to be staged by National Theatre of Scotland

The National Theatre of Scotland is to stage cinema screenings of its work for the first time as part a drive to cater for audiences in some of the remote parts of the country.
Taron Egerton, left, and Mark Strong star in Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Film reviews: Kingsman: The Golden Circle | Borg vs McEnroe

The overblown sequel to the first Kingsman film pays too much attention to a third outing of the franchise, sacrificing the original’s anarchic charm in the process, while Shia LaBeouf serves up a great John McEnroe in Janus Metz’s tennis biopic

Scottish actress Kate Dickie has told of her shock at being named the most prolific British performer of the current decade.

Scots actress Kate Dickie is UK’s ‘most prolific’

Scottish actress Kate Dickie has told of her shock at being named the most prolific British performer of the current decade.

A scene from The Misandrists by Bruce LaBruce

Film interview – Radical filmmaker Bruce LaBruce: ‘I do consider pornographers as artists’

Rejected by the mainstream gay film industry as too pornographic and by the porn world for being too artistic, director Bruce LaBruce is comfortable being a ‘radical centrist’, writes Alistair Harkness

Harry Dean Stanton. Picture: Getty

Tributes paid to Harry Dean Stanton

Star Wars actor Mark Hamill and Twin Peaks creator David Lynch are among the stars who have paid tribute to actor Harry Dean Stanton, who has died aged 91.

Javier Bardem and Jennifer Lawrence in Mother!

Film reviews: Mother! | Victoria and Abdul | The Villainess

Jennifer Lawrence plays against type as a dutiful wife brought to the limits of sanity by unexpected visitors in Darren Aronofsky’s Mother!, while the stereotype-laden Victoria and Abdul does few favours for its star Judi Dench

Signature Move is the closing film of SQIFF

Film: Five things to see at the Scottish Queer International Film Festival

Our film critic picks highlights from this year’s SQIFF


Actor Sam Heughan praised for Outlander season three premier

Actor Sam Heughan has been praised for an almost silent performance in the premier of Outlander season three.

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An Lanntair Arts Centre in Stornoway. Picture: John Maher

Isle of Lewis to get Sunday cinema for first time

Islanders in the Outer Hebrides could be able to watch movies on the big screen on the Sabbath for the first time ever under new proposals unveiled this week.

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Outlander Season 3 starts on Monday.

Edinburgh takes a starring role in Outlander Season 3

The international time-travelling series Outlander returns on Monday for the third season, with Edinburgh taking centre stage for the first time since its burst onto screens in 2014.

Edith Bowman will be at the launch of the The Ivy on the Square in Edinburgh. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown

Interview: Edith Bowman

With a breakfast radio show, weekly podcast and young family, life’s too short to be negative for Edith Bowman as she helps The Ivy open in Edinburgh

T2 Trainspotting helped lift production spending in Scotland. Picture: Contributed

Film and TV spending in Scotland reaches record high

Spending on film and TV production in Scotland hit a record high of almost £70 million last year, with a surge of more than 30%, according to new figures.

Harrison Ford to make a return for Blade Runner 2. Picture: Getty

20 must-see films hitting cinemas this autumn

With darker, rainier days already setting in, the prospect of grabbing some popcorn and heading to the big screen has never been more inviting.

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The proposed  Pentland Studios development. Picture: submitted

Developers deny signifcant delays to Scottish film studio

The developers behind plans for a £250 million Scottish film studio on greenbelt land on the outskirts of Edinburgh have denied the project is suffering significant delays.

Elizabeth Olsen and Jeremy Renner in Wind River

Film reviews: Wind River | Insyriated | Moon Dogs | The Vault

Taylor Sheridan’s film exploring the murder of a Native American teenager gives Jeremy Renner his best leading role in years, while Scottish comedy Moon Dogs chooses wackiness over characters and plotting

Matt Damon

Venice Film Festival reviews: Downsizing | Suburbicon | The Shape of Water | Nico, 1988

The 74th Venice Film Festival opened last week with Matt Damon shrinking to a few ­centimetres tall in Downsizing (****), Alexander Payne’s meandering humanist fable about ­people opting for miniaturisation to help save the planet, and themselves. Payne touches on the ­satirical possibilities of his clever concept, but ­ultimately settles for touchy-feely. Enjoyable, if sometimes fuzzily focused.

The set of eight Star Wars droids and aliens series celebrated on special stamps issued by Royal Mail. Picture: Royal Mail/PA Wire

Star Wars stamps released to mark latest movie

A special edition set of Star Wars stamps will be released to mark the latest movie in the sci-fi series.

Rooney Mara in Una

Film reviews: Una | God’s Own Country | The Limehouse Golem | Patti Cake$ | Stratton

Rooney Mara impresses in Una as a woman who confronts the man who abused her as a child, but the visceral power of the play it is adapted from is missing from the screen version

Linlithgow Palace. Picture: Michael Gillen

Robert the Bruce movie filming starts at Linlithgow Palace

FILMING has begun in Scotland on a big-budget movie about Robert the Bruce.

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Director Francis Lee won the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh International Film Festival for with his debut feature, God's Own Country.

Film interview: Behind the scenes of God’s Own Country

Before shooting God’s Own Country, his Yorkshire-set gay drama about a young farmer and a migrant worker, Francis Lee sent his cast to work on the land, he tells Alistair Harkness

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