Review: Sunshine On Leith

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Starring: George MacKay, Kevin Guthrie, Peter Mullan, Jane Horrocks, Freya Mavor, Antonia Thomas

Directed by: Dexter Fletcher

I knew nothing of Sunshine On Leith, until seeing the trailer for it a couple of months ago. I also know practically nothing about The Proclaimers, the band who originally sung the songs, apart from one song, I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles), but even that I knew from the US sitcom How I Met Your Mother. It’s been a while since we had a proper feel-good film musical though, so I couldn’t help look forward to this. 

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Review: Filth

FILTH-POSTERStarring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Eddie Marsan, Imogen Poots, Jim Broadbent, Martin Compston
Directed by: Jon S. Baird

With any film that’s based on something by Irvine Welsh, the expectations are inevitably for it to live up to the standard of Trainspotting, and with a cast consisting of the likes of James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Jim Broadbent and Eddie Marsan, even more so. While the Danny Boyle film may have set the bar too high when it comes to Irvine Welsh adaptations, Jon S. Baird’s adaptation of Filth is in no way a failure.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Day 3 (25th August 2013)

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The Sunday was our last, and also busiest day at the Fringe, managing to see six shows: one play, three more improvs shows, a musical, and a film screening.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Day 2 (24th August 2013)

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Saturday at the Fringe proved to be a slightly calmer day. Joined by another friend, we did less running around, but saw some much more serious material.

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Edinburgh Fringe Festival – Day 1 (23rd August 2013)

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The Fringe Festival in Edinburgh has always been something I’ve wanted to attend, and this year I finally got to go. I was literally only there for the final three days, so I didn’t have much time, and many things had already ended, so I didn’t see everything I might have wanted to, but I still managed to pack a lot in, sometimes running (not literally) from one side of the town centre to the other, with only 10 minutes between shows.

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