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Filmhouse Cinema

West End

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
    You wonder if they’ve even heard of Washington, let alone Barack Obama, in the back-of-beyond territory in which this bare-knuckled, grisly mystery unfolds. Debra Granik’s uncomfortable social thriller, set among the woods and crumbling dwellings ...
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  • Time Out says
    • 3 out of 5 stars
    Is it just nationalist fervour, or has a low-budget British effort from a first-time director actually beaten the cream of Hollywood at their own game? ‘Super 8’ has a solid pedigree – written and directed by ‘Lost’ creator JJ Abrams and produced ...
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  • Top prizewinner at the 2002 Venice festival, Mullan's film is a devastating critique of Roman Catholic repression, as commonly practised in Ireland in the very recent past. Set in the mid-1960s, it follows a handful of teenage girls committed to a...
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  • Martians with wanderlust, beware. The plot of ‘Babel’ turns us all into extraplanetary onlookers, staring down at earth from a smug edit-room above the globe. From there, we witness three stories that give both our planet and cinema a bad name. We...
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  • 'I'm Beatrice Reiner, I stop at the hotel,' says Verea as the slinky spy; 'I'm Ronald Kornblow, I stop at nothing,' leers Groucho, manager of the said hotel in Casablanca mainly because previous incumbents have been mysteriously murdered. Independ...
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  • Levring's Dogme film takes a familiar situation - a bunch of strangers (in this case, coach passengers) is stranded in the middle of nowhere (here, the African desert) with scant chance of rescue before at least some of their number succumb to hos...
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  • A provocative theme - the dilemma in WWII of an IRA volunteer when he finds the organisation making common cause with the Nazis - becomes merely background noise in a stock melodrama that might as well be set anywhere. Technically British but co-p...
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  • The eponymous character in this faithful, live-action adaptation of EB White’s quaint 1952 tale of friendship, salvation, sacrifice and mortality isn’t, as the title suggests, some noirish femme fatale. Rather, she’s an innocent spider with a prop...
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    88 Lothian Road Edinburgh Edinburgh EH3 9BZ
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