Sweet Country

Sweet Country

The debut film from director Warwick Thornton, "Samson and Delilah", was one of the most beautiful, moving, funny and tragic movies of the year...or any other year for that matter. It marked Thornton out as an artist...more than just a man who knew where to point the camera, he knew why he was pointing it [...]

Samson and Delilah

Samson and Delilah

***I'm currently sat in the bar of the Filmhouse cinema in Edinburgh waiting to see "Sweet Country", the latest film from Warwick Thornton. This is my review of his 2010 movie "Samson and Delilah" which was originally posted on myfilms2010*** Can you remember the last time you had some fast food? If you're anything like [...]

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Simply Thrilled Honey – Edwyn Collins and Orange Juice

Triumph and tragedy. Heart and soul. Punk attitude and pop tunes. Temptation and the Four Tops. Girls like you and boys like me. Falling and laughing. Hope and despair. L.O.V.E and love. Edwyn Collins was born in 1959 in Edinburgh.  It's a beautiful city...did you know there's a castle?  But it wasn't where Edwyn became [...]

The Ice King

The Ice King

Figure skating last reached the big screen in the 2007 comedy "Blades of Glory". Starring Jon Heder and Will Ferrell it painted the world of competitive figure skating as one of ridiculous costumes, spiteful rivalry and ludicrous people. Figure skating was...naff and worthy of ridicule. John Curry was a deeply troubled man. Haunted by both [...]