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David Tennant wins prize at WhatsOnStage Awards

David Tennant has scooped a top acting prize at the WhatsOnStage Awards.

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Jon Cho and Haley Lu Richardson in Columbus

Film review: Columbus

A STORY of love, loss and architecture, Columbus is the sort of exquisitely constructed, beautifully acted drama that’s been edged out of the arthouse circuit in recent years. That’s too bad given it’s exactly the type of movie that benefits from the space and contemplation afforded by cinematic exhibition.

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Wes Anderson's film Isle of Dogs

Glasgow Film Festival review: Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson has made a career out of telling shaggy dog stories in artfully designed fashion so it’s only natural he should make that impulse literal with stop-motion animated canine epic Isle of Dogs. Opening this year’s Glasgow Film Festival, the Japan-set tale finds Anderson filtering the work of Akira Kurosawa, Katsushika Hokusai and Studio Ghibli through his own idiosyncratic gaze to create a dazzling futuristic dystopian fable in which man’s best friend has been banished by a cat-loving mayor following an outbreak of canine flu.

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In pictures: Outlander cast and crew head to Fife

The cast and crew of hit show Outlander have returned to Culross in Fife to shoot new scenes for Season 4 of the hit show.

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Wes Anderson's new film Isle of Dogs is due to premiere in the UK during the festival. Picture: PA

Excitement as Glasgow Film Festival begins

The Glasgow Film Festival gets under way later, bringing audiences more than 180 movies from around the world during its 12-day run.

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Saoirse Ronan in Lady Bird

Film reviews: Lady Bird | Black Panther | 50 Shades Freed

Greta Gerwig’s delightful coming-of-age film Lady Bird is full of charm, wit and wonderful performances, while Ryan Coogler finds ways to make Black Panther more than a Marvel CGI-fest

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Cameo cinema, Tollcross, Edinburgh. Picture: Malcolm McCurrach

Edinburgh cinema will host dog-friendly film screening

AN Edinburgh cinema will host a special dog friendly screening.

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A scene from Clerks, the 1994 comedy which inspired Brett Murray to film a similarly low-budget tribute. Picture: View Askew/Kobal/REX/Shutterstock

Scots filmmakers are shooting stars with tribute to cult movie Clerks

With its acerbic humour and offbeat study of friendship in a small town, it proved an unlikely hit which inspired a generation of indie auteurs.

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Karen Gillan in a scene from the The Party's Just Beginning, which she wrote and directed

Karen Gillan film starts conversation about Highland suicides

Scottish screen favourite Karen Gillan has revealed how the high suicide rate among young men in the Highlands inspired her to make her first feature film.

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Jo Hartley stars in Sky One's Bliss, Wednesdays at 10pm. Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, thanks to The Castle Cinema, Hackney www.thecastlecinema.com 'Hair and Make up by Charlotte Yeomans www.charlotteyeomans.com

Interview: Jo Hartley

The actor tells @JanetChristie2 how she followed the yellow brick road from This is England to bigamy comedy drama Bliss

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Sean Connery and Honor Blackman during a 1964 press conference at Pinewood Studios for the third Bond film, Goldfinger. Picture: PA Wire

Sean Connery named ‘most handsome’ James Bond

He was the lad from Fountainbridge that grew up to become the most famous man on the planet. Sean Connery will forever be linked with the role of James Bond, the suave British spy who became a cinematic phenomenon.

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First Gaelic film tackling transgender issues in triple awards win

The first ever Gaelic film depicting a transgender character has won three major industry honours – including a public vote.

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Richard Jenkins and Sally Hawkins in The Shape of Water

Film reviews: The Shape of Water | The Cloverfield Paradox | The Mercy | Loveless

Oscar favourite The Shape of Water is a monster movie made with real love by Guillermo Del Toro – and it boasts a beautiful central performance from Sally Hawkins

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Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Glasgow city centre in November 2017.' Picture: John Devlin/TSPL

Film and TV production contributes £15m to Glasgow economy

Film and television productions shot in Glasgow brought £15.13 million to the city’s economy in 2017, a drop of £1m from the previous year.

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Harry Potter and Outlander drive visitor surge at Glenfinnan

It was once a little-known part of the Highlands at the head of Loch Shiel where Prince Charles Edward Stuart raised 
his standard as he rallied the clans for the 1745 Jacobite Rebellion.

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Alexandra Roach Picture: Debra Hurford Brown, Make-up Sam Basham ( www.sambasham.co.uk), Hair Narad Kutowaroo (www.naradkutowaroo.com)

Interview: Alexandra Roach

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Vicky Krieps, left, and Daniel Day-Lewis in Phantom Thread PIC: Laurie Sparham

Film reviews: Phantom Thread | Den of Thieves

Starring a superb Daniel Day-Lewis in what may be his final role, Phantom Thread unpicks the world of a fastidious couturier in glorious style. Meanwhile, Den of Thieves offers more than two hours of macho posturing from Gerard Butler

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Wes Anderson's film Isle of Dogs

Glasgow Film Festival 2018: Ten things to see

The Scotsman’s film critic Alistair Harkness picks his Glasgow Film Festival highlights

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Charlie Plummer in Lean on Pete

Film interview: Charlie Plummer on his starring role in Lean on Pete, screening at this year’s Glasgow Film Festival

I didn’t put on the suit,” says Charlie Plummer, with a laugh. It’s October 2017 and the 18-year-old actor is telling me about the time he auditioned for the lead in Spider-Man: Homecoming. “It was a very cool experience. I got very, very close. I got to the point where I was reading with Robert Downey Jr and screen-testing for it. But yeah, I didn’t put on the suit. That would have been too much.”

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Gerard Butler in London Has Fallen.

Gerard Butler says he ‘loses edge’ in romantic comedies

Gerard Butler has said he has deliberately steered away from romantic comedies in recent years because they make him feel like he “loses his edge”.

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