Edinburgh Cinema

Edinburgh’s cinemas have their own, different feel. When I visit them, I’ll be writing about both the film and the place, giving you the organic experience. Film critics on the big scale can’t really cater for this, so I hope my reviews bring something extra in this respect.

October 05, 2019

Joker

Joker The trailer did its work, flashing images of anomie and fury perfectly pitched for…
June 09, 2019

Dark Phoenix, John Wick 3, Godzilla: my reflections

Three fantasy movies within three days: X Men: Dark Phoenix; John Wick: Chapter 3 –…
April 14, 2019

Girl

It's a film I watched weeks ago, uncertain that I wanted to review it, the…
February 17, 2019

Alita: Battle Angel

Alita: Battle Angel A week has gone since I watched Alita: Battle Angel . It's…
January 26, 2019

Vice

Vice A lukewarm reaction from critic Mark Kermode and a condemnation from political writer Simon…
January 06, 2019

The Favourite

If playwright Harold Pinter does brilliant depictions of the menace and impotence of male experience…
December 09, 2018

Mortal Engines

Mortal Engines If the anime films of Studio Ghibli and writer/artist Hayao Miyazaki were to…
December 08, 2018

Creed 2

Creed 2 I remember Rocky IV in the mid-1980s, at the peak of Reagan's (and…
November 25, 2018

Widows

Widows A taut, stylish heist movie spotlighting destinies of gender and race in the U.S.,…