Filmhouse Cinema

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Art house releases, special events and a buzzing cafe-bar make this Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema

Billing itself as 'Edinburgh's foremost independent cinema', the Filmhouse is the best place to go for art house releases, with seasons, special screenings and a buzzing cafe-bar all part of the appeal. It's also the home of several annual film festivals, not least the Edinburgh International Film Festival every June.

Venue name: Filmhouse Cinema
Contact:
Address: 88 Lothian Road
Edinburgh
EH3 9BZ
Price: £5-£8.20
  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    The title makes you think of Richard Linklater’s ‘Boyhood’ – but that takes away from the specialness of this French coming-of-age-drama which is powerfully attuned to race, solidarity and the dead ends that many kids have to be smart enough to av...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    Joshua Oppenheimer's 2012 documentary 'The Act of Killing' was a radical, disquieting thing: a bizarre forum for Indonesia's genocidal leaders (still feared nearly 50 years after their anti-Communist purge) to recreate their murders as fantasy ski...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    With ‘Twilight’ in the rear-view mirror, movie vampires are going goth. After Jim Jarmusch’s ‘Only Lovers Left Alive’, along comes this pulse-quickening debut by Ana Lily Amirpour. She’s an LA-based director who infuses her night-time tale with el...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Is it possible to sum up a great man’s life in 91 minutes? That’s a very Orson Welles-ish question to ask – imagine it pondered in that rich, stentorian voice – and he’s perhaps the only filmmaker who might conceivably have managed it. So the ques...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    An off-kilter and provocative teen love story, ‘Les Combattants’ is a great showcase for rising French star Adèle Haenel, first seen in 2007’s ‘Water Lillies’. Here she plays Madeleine, an aggressively unromantic young woman in a southern French c...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    In a poll of things we really don’t need to see at the cinema, another 'Sherlock Holmes’ is pretty high on the list. Benedict Cumberbatch’s on-the-spectrum TV Holmes and kid-in-a-sweet-factory Robert Downey Jr have got it all sewn up. But make an ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    He’s faced off against Enron, Lance Armstrong and the Catholic Church, but now documentary master Alex Gibney is facing his toughest adversary yet: the combined power of the worldwide Church of Scientology. In this searing, eye-opening doc, Gibney...
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  • Time Out says
    • 4 out of 5 stars
    Nine years in the making, this impressive doc pieces together the story of the biggest global protest in history. On February 15 2003, more than one million people marched through London against the impending war in Iraq – joined by activists in m...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    The fourth instalment of George Miller’s punky post-apocalyptic ‘Mad Max’ saga feels like a tornado tearing through a tea party. In an age of weightless movie spectacles, here’s a movie that feels like it was made by kidnapping $150 million of stu...
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  • Time Out says
    • 5 out of 5 stars
    Reading contemporary 1932 reviews of Tod Browning’s subversive masterpiece of compassion and disgust is a great way to make yourself feel better about the modern world. ‘It is impossible for the normal man or woman to empathise with the aspiring m...
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