Today sees the publication in the Edinburgh Evening News of my final Reel Time, the weekly film column I've been writing since January 2009. Since then the word count has dropped gradually from 500 to 350 to the current 300 and my (very rough) calculations tell me I've written somewhere in the region of 100,000... Continue Reading →
I've been quiet on this site for the last month or so, busy covering the Edinburgh International Film Festival for BBC Radio Scotland's Culture Studio and the Edinburgh Evening News. While my opening night EIFF review is online, my interview with its star Felicity Jones aired on the BBC a month or so ago, so... Continue Reading →
As my latest Edinburgh Evening News column isn't on the website I thought I'd publish it here instead. I couldn't resist a bit of Bond as Skyfall takes the box office by storm.
Once in a while my weekly Edinburgh Evening News column doesn't make it from the printed page onto their website so I publish it here instead. Here's the piece that went into yesterday's paper: It's been another summer of comic book movies, with Avengers Assemble and Spider-Man already released and The Dark Knight Rises about... Continue Reading →
As the world slowly goes mad for Disney-Pixar's Brave, the US release taking in over $65 million at the box office on it's US release and the UK premiere taking place in Edinburgh last weekend, my coverage of the Scottish-set film has started to appear in a few places.
I was back in LA in April for the third annual TCM Classic Film Festival, watching another impressive line-up of movies that have stood the test of time with some of the cast and crew who made them.
Last week I went along to a screening of The Raid, the new Indonesian-set action film from Welsh director Gareth Evans.
This week's Edinburgh Evening News column found me commenting on the new trailer for Guy Pearce's upcoming sci-fi feature, Lockout, specifically the attempts by two of the actors to affect Scottish accents.