Ben-Hur (2016)

It’s inevitable, even for a critic, that you’ll hear something - good or bad - about a new film before you see it yourself. As a result I often make a point not to read other reviews or articles, if I plan to cover an upcoming release.…

TRAILER PARK – BEN-HUR

This September sees a blockbuster reimagining of one of cinema's greatest interpretations of a story from bible times - BEN-HUR.  The big screen treatment of the story of a Jewish prince who is pitted against his one time Roman friend in…

EIFF Unveils 2014 Programme

Edinburgh – 28 May 2014 – Artistic Director Chris Fujiwara announced this morning at Filmhouse in Edinburgh details of the programme for the 68th edition of Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF). This year the Festival, which runs…

Transcendence (2014)

Hack that program, fast! The sci-fi Luddite movie Transcendence is a disappointment on many levels, its dialogue trite, its action sluggish, its imagination falling short of its ambition. It's all pretty forgettable, and in a way maybe…

The Lego Movie (2014)

Like most American blockbusters The Lego Movie is mainly physical action. Based on the game of Lego, it's an elaborate virtuoso display of tiny fixed interlocking parts creating a universe populated with buildings, figures, objects, all…