Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

https://youtu.be/7q6Co-nd0lM Directed by David Dobkin Written by Will Ferrel & Andrew Steele ★★★ With 2020 cascading a series of cancellations on major cultural events, none have hit fans as hard than the postponement of The Eurovision Song Contest. Starring Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams, David Dobkin’s musical comedy Eurovision Song Contest: Story of Fire Saga has hit Netflix, and while it’ll scratch … Continue reading Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga – Netflix

Capital in the Twenty-First Century

https://youtu.be/reyy9ASpMSc Directed by Justin Pemberton Based on the book by Thomas Piketty New Zealand/ 2019/ 103 mins ★★★★ We’re halfway through 2020, a peculiar pandemic year which hosts a variety of elections, consequences, narcissistic reaches, and exposure of the toxic systems in place in a way which bathes inequalities – particularly economic – in a … Continue reading Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Screen.Dance – Scotland’s Festival of Dance

Originally set to take place in Edinburgh’s magnificently vibrant arts space Summerhall, Screen.Dance, Scotland’s Festival of Dance on Screen, will shift to an online format – presenting a digital programme from Friday 19th – Saturday 20th June. Drawing together dancers, choreographers, artists, film producers and musicians, the event will showcase work across the nation and … Continue reading Screen.Dance – Scotland’s Festival of Dance

Sea Fever – Review

https://youtu.be/OEgysK5W5bI Written & Directed by Neasa Hardiman Ireland / 2020 / 89 mins ★★★ The sub-genre of ecological horror usually finds itself graced by the ‘marvels’ of M. Night Shyamalan’s The Happening or Cody Duckworth’s Harbinger. These narratives regularly push the ethos of ‘mankind bad – nature good’, with limited tact or subtlety, when, with reworkings and deft narratives, the films’ intentions … Continue reading Sea Fever – Review

Misbehaviour – Edinburgh Filmhouse

https://youtu.be/ZUa0Mtdv1HQ Directed by Phillipa Lowthorpe Written by Rebecca Frayn & Gaby Chiappe ‘Beauty with a Purpose,’ was the slogan for the longest-running beauty pageant, Miss World; one which didn’t come into effect until around 30 years after the contest’s conception. This saw the addition of intelligence and personality ‘points’ to deter from the previous, purely … Continue reading Misbehaviour – Edinburgh Filmhouse