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Interview: Kevin Macdonald – 'TV is so full of optimism and money, whereas film feels like it's in retreat'

30 Nov 2016

Filmmaker discusses his influences, streaming vs cinema and why Singin' in the Rain is one of his favourite films

Cromarty Film Festival returns to the small Black Isle seaside town just north of Inverness for its 10th annual celebration of much-loved cinema. Dubbed 'Cromarty "My Favourite Film" Festival' thanks to its programming of guest's treasured celluloid…

Alex Kapranos joined by all-star line-up for Glasgow Film Festival gig

28 Nov 2016

Stuart Braithwaite, RM Hubbert, Emma Pollock and Paul Savage team up for one off performance

Glasgow Film Festival had a job on its hands topping the 2016 edition boasting music highlights such as Ziggy Stardust and Aidan Moffat with Where You're Meant to Be. Well, consider that challenge well and truly demolished. Scotland's most innovative…

The Edge of Seventeen

28 Nov 20163 stars

Hailee Steinfeld shines in an articulate albeit predictable teen movie from Kelly Fremon Craig

It's tough out there for a teenager and writer-director Kelly Fremon Craig's drama transcends clichés to capture the agonies of being young. True Grit's Hailee Steinfeld plays Nadine, a well-heeled suburbanite who is smart and self-obsessed; even if the…

Eat That Question: Frank Zappa in His Own Words

28 Nov 20163 stars

Thorsten Schütte shines a spotlight on the idiosyncratic musician in an incomplete but valuable documentary

In a final interview, the late avant-garde icon Frank Zappa shrugs when asked whether he's concerned about his legacy. Documentarian Thorsten Schütte, recognising that a more expansive approach is in order, has assembled this collection of conversations…

Bleed for This

28 Nov 20163 stars

Unremarkable road-to-redemption boxing drama, with Miles Teller as real-life champ Vinny Pazienza

Miles Teller stars in a workmanlike boxing and redemption drama based on the real-life story of pugilist Vinny Pazienza, a poor, exploited kid from Rhode Island who overcame many travails to become a champion, suffered a devastating tragedy and fought…