Ewan McGregor will attend Edinburgh screening of new film

The red carpet is to be rolled out for Ewan McGregor in Scotland next week for a gala screening of his first film as a director.

Left to right: Tom Cruise, Judd Lormand and Jason Douglas in Jack Reacher: Never Go Back PIC: Paramount Pictures / Skydance Productions

Film reviews: Jack Reacher: Never Go Back | I, Daniel Blake | Queen of Katwe | Ouija: Origin of Evil

With humour, a conspiracy plot, bone-shattering fight sequences and an interesting twist for the main character, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is a solid second outing for a franchise with potential to run and run

Danny MacAskill filmed a video for Red Bull at the Playboy Mansion in Beverley Hills.

Danny MacAskill admits 'honest mistake' over Playboy Mansion visit

His death-defying stunts and spectacular videos on his bike have won him millions of fans around the world.

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Paul Laverty and Ken Loach will be honoured at next month's BAFTA Scotland ceremony.

Ken Loach to get BAFTA Scotland honour

Ken Loach, one of Britain’s most celebrated filmmakers, is to get an outstanding achievement award at Scotland’s film and TV Oscars for the movies his company has made north of the border.

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Ken Loach. Picture: Getty

Ken Loach criticises state of TV drama

Filmmaker Ken Loach has criticised the current state of TV drama.

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Ewan McGregor said that his move into directing will not spell the end of his acting career. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Ewan McGregor already seeking next ‘great story’ to direct

Ewan McGregor says he is hoping to forge a career behind the camera after making his directorial debut.

Tom Hanks and Felicity Jones in Inferno

Film reviews: Inferno | American Honey | Storks

Compared to the wretched Inferno and Storks, American Honey should seem like a masterpiece, but it outstays its welcome, turning into a three hour road trip to nowhere

Rosamund Pike (Ruth) and David Oyelowo (Seretse) in A United Kingdon

Film review: BFI London Film Festival

Given the stated theme of this year’s BFI London Film Festival is diversity, proceedings got off to good start this week with the European premiere of Amma Asante’s third feature, A United Kingdom(****).

Glenn Close is among the stars heading for Glasgow.

Glenn Close and Christian Slater set to shoot new film in Scotland

Hollywood stars Glenn Close and Christian Slater are to join forces to shoot a major new feature film in Scotland in the next few weeks.

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Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are in the running for BAFTA Scotland honours for Outlander

Outlander stars lead race for Scottish BAFTAs

Brian Cox, Peter Capaldi, Ashley Jensen and Kate Dickie will be among the stars vying for glory at Scotland’s film and TV Oscars next month.
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Outlander is in the running to be named Scotland's greatest screen adaptation.

Outlander and Trainspotting in running to be named Scotland's top screen adaptation

Outlander, Harry Potter, Trainspotting and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie will battle it out against Rob Roy, The 39 Steps and Whisky Galore in a public poll to decide Scotland’s greatest screen adaptation.
Emily Blunt in The Girl on the Train

Film reviews: The Girl on the Train | War on Everyone | My Scientology Movie

Despite the best efforts of Emily Blunt, The Girl on the Train is little more than a convoluted potboiler, while Louis Theroux politely gets under the skin of the Church of Scientology

Michael Caton-Jones PIC: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Interview: Rob Roy director Michael Caton-Jones on new film Urban Hymn

Michael Caton-Jones lets out a sigh. “Basic Instinct 2 was a painful, painful experience. There’s a whole trail of dead bodies…” Sitting in a booth in Glasgow’s Citizen M hotel, the Scottish director of Rob Roy – and the filmmaker who can lay legitimate claim to discovering Leonardo DiCaprio – is being entertainingly frank about his decision to take a break from directing movies for much of the past decade.

The Pentland Studios project is earmarked for green belt land in Midlothian.

Brian Ferguson: Plenty of twists and turns left in film studio saga

There is nothing like a cinematic twist or two to jolt the senses of an audience safe in the knowledge of where the ending was heading. You
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The Pentland Studios project is earmarked for green belt land in Midlothian.

Nicola Sturgeon urged to intervene over film studio impasse

Almost 250 film and television producers, directors and leading behind-the-scenes workers in Scotland have urged Nicola Sturgeon to intervene to ensure a controversial studio complex on the outskirts of Edinburgh goes ahead.
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The Sick Kids Friends Foundation teamed up with mobile cinema company, Screen Machine, to bring cinema experience to kids. Picture: Contributed

Children’s hospital brings cinema experience to patients

A CHARITY which supports the Royal Hospital for Sick Children in Edinburgh treated young patients and their families to a unique cinema experience when they brought the big screen to them.

Dylan O'Brien and Mark Wahlberg in Deepwater Horizon

Film reviews: Deepwater Horizon | Free State of Jones | Urban Hymn | Swiss Army Man | Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Deepwater Horizon is a heart-stopping disaster movie which exposes the culture of corporate dollar-grabbing that caused the 2010 oil rig explosion while also respecting its victims

Greg Hemphill and Ford Kiernan are bringing Still Game back to the nation's TV screens for the first time in nine years.

Movie version of Still Game is ruled out by its creators

Still Game's creators have ruled out ever trying to turn Jack and Victor into cinema stars - as they fear the move would be a disaster.
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"They may take our lives, but they'll never take our poetic licence!" Picture: Contributed

9 things you (probably) didn’t know about Braveheart

We all know Braveheart plays fast and loose with accuracy, but do you know which bits in particular fall foul of the history books?

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Leona Craig and Reece Liversedge play Dorothy and Gregory in the new musical.

Gregory’s Girl musical set to be launched

It is the coming-of-age Scottish comedy classic that has won the hearts of millions and turned its cast of unknowns into overnight stars.
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