Wanda vision

As Disney’s madcap subversion of the sitcom reaches its finale, Stephanie Provan salutes an all consuming epic

Wanda Vision

Stephanie Provan on Disney’s classy subversion of the sitcom

Buffalo stance

The End of the Game has been picked up by BBC World, injecting more irony into this fascinating portrait of an ageing hunter out to bag his final trophy, writes Hugo Fluendy 

Picture this

Hollywood still uses women as adornments, but 2019 saw a raft of believable female characters light up our screens, writes Stephanie Provan

De Palma

A new documentary examines the work of one of the most influential players in modern US cinema, writes Robert Gallacher

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This Life

Jamie Robson on how he grew from bumbling teen to film lead. Interview by Patrick Small

Best of EIFF

Victor Eaves surveys the festival’s short film strand

Best of EIFF

Victor Eaves surveys the festival’s finest shorts

Best of EIFF

Victor Eaves surveys the festival’s short film strand

Nothing ever goes to plan

Review by Victor Eaves

Another News Story

A moving documentary turns the camera on itself to examine the relationship between corporate media and the human tragedy on which it feeds. By Tamara Abdi


Godard’s haters rub it in and run away, writes Victor Eaves

Lolita’s secret codes

Stanley Kubrick didn’t cram all his conspiracy theories into The Shining, writes Victor Eaves

Forever now

David Hare believes Netflix and Amazon have ushered in another golden age for screen writers. By Victor Eaves 

Meeting Jim

A new documentary about a key character in the story of the Edinburgh Festival gets lost in plodding self-importance, writes Victor Eaves

Over the wall

Victor Eaves on a moving documentary about the Israeli Palestinian conflict

Blind vision

Is HyperNormalisation journalism or entertainment? Sibylla Kalid sifts through the arguments

Down the rabbit hole

Live action updates of Disney classics are a pale imitation of the originals, and only one shall go the ball, writes Nathanael Smith

Game, set and match

An appreciation of the 1969 film The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie by Alistair Braidwood

Photos by Jonathan Furmanski

A big big love

They may be ambivalent to one another, but the Pixies’ music is still adored as the documentary charting their reunion reveals. By Alastair McKay

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All around the world

With three films out this year, exile-turned-actor Jamie Robson is on the brink of a big screen breakthrough

First Love

The movies of his childhood gave actor Jamie Robson an enduring passion for film

Island of no return

Sibylla Kalid on the Glasgow project seeking short filmic responses to Brexit

Nocturnal animals

Tom Ford’s compelling, stylish neo-noir expertly examines memory and revenge, writes Robert Gallacher

Deep blue

Werner Herzog’s latest documentary is a fascinating but flawed investigation into our obsession with technology, writes Robert Gallacher

Flowers in the dustbin

Robert Gallacher enjoys Andrea Arnold’s touching road movie about millenials at the bottom of the pile

Top Ten Club

Robert Gallacher selects his favourite Hitchcock movies


Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith salutes the anarchic brilliance of Don Hertzfeldt

In her own words

Stig Bjorkman’s intimate portrait of Ingrid Bergman offers a close up of the woman, not the screen idol, writes Allan Hunter

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith selects his five favourite TV animations ever

Top Ten Club

Allan Hunter salutes Ingrid Bergman’s greatest movie performances.

In and out of love

Greta Gerwig and Julianne Moore excel in this stylish New York comedy, writes Robert Gallacher

Down the rabbit hole

Music videos have long sought to harness the power of animation. Nathanael Smith chooses five of the best.

Sheila take a bow

Aidan Moffat’s foray into traditional music began mischievously but ended up being very moving, writes Alistair Braidwood

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith salutes five animations which combine  inspiring messages of hope and calls for positive change

Fly the flag

Michael Moore returns with a characteristically clever documentary about alternatives to war, writes Robert Gallacher

Sing Street

John Carney’s feelgood tale of an ’80s Dublin school band is note perfect, writes Nathanael Smith

Green Room

Powerful and uncompromising as it is, Jeremy Saulnier’s latest offering lacks some of the power of its predecessor, writes Nathanael Smith

Morning in America

Linklater’s Dazed and Confused sequel is short on plot but big on laughs, writes Robert Gallacher

Son of Saul

Laszlo Nemes’ directorial debut is a poignant, intense story of enduring human spirit amongst the endless darkness of a Nazi concentration camp, writes Robert Gallacher

Miles Ahead

Don Cheadle and Ewan McGregor excel in this energetic look at the life of a peerless jazz legend, writes Robert Gallacher

The care taker

Robert Gallacher on the beauty of Audiard’s timely human drama

If not now

Lilly Markaki chooses ten films which inspire viewers to take action

Lost picture show

An ambitious project to refashion abandoned film from the 1950s is totally beguiling, writes Alistair Braidwood

Natural disaster

Peter Greenaway’s story about a venerated Soviet director is visually pleasing but hilariously bad, writes David Melville

Time out

Richard Gere’s drama about homelessness makes compelling viewing, writes Robert Gallacher

Natural woman

A new documentary about Janis Joplin unearths the fragile character with a mesmerising vocal talent, writes Alistair Braidwood

Down the rabbit hole

Happy Birthday to Fantasia which first graced cinema screens in 1940. Nathanael Smith on a genuinely bravura classic

The Gift

Isao Takahata’s stunning fable The Tale of Princess Kaguya is unlike any other major studio animation, writes Nathanael Smith

Portrait of teacher John Hunter at his home in Richmond Virginia

World turned upside down

The story of an unconventional primary teacher’s multi-dimensional peace game challenges assumptions about human capacity for co-operation, writes Patrick Small

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith on Star Wars’ affinity with animation

Asleep on a sunbeam

Stuart Murdoch’s directorial debut is a sparkling but flawed love letter to Glasgow’s west end, writes Alistair Braidwood

Down the rabbit hole

DTRH talks to Phillip Vaughan, animation course director at DJCAD

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith dons a giant Santa hat and unconvincing beard to choose his five favourite Christmas animations

Down the rabbit hole

Pixar’s mix of  invention and creative intervention looks to have paid off again in The Good Dinosaur, writes Nathanael Smith  

Down the rabbit hole

Happy 20th birthday Toy Story! Nathanael Smith on the movie which changed animation forever

Down the rabbit hole

As Halloween looms, DTRH looks at the scariest monsters in animation. Quivering behind the sofa: Nathanael Smith

Down the rabbit hole

As the Africa in Motion Film Festival opens, Nathanael Smith celebrates the rise of African animation

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith assesses some of this week’s new animation releases

Down the rabbit hole

Nathanael Smith looks forward to the sixth Scotland Loves Anime festival

Down the rabbit hole

Animator Satoshi Kon still inspires long after his untimely death, writes Nathanael Smith 

Down the rabbit hole

George Lucas’ new animation movie is half-baked, writes Nathanael Smith

Down the rabbit hole

Mark Kermode is over-optimistic about the current state of animation, writes Nathanael Smith 


A city of tears

Patrick Small is charmed by “The Possibilities are Endless”, a new documentary about Edwyn Collins

Illustration by David McCue

The man whose head expanded

The follow up to You’ve Been Trumped illuminates the transglobal fight between Big Money and local communities, writes Patrick Small

Illustration by Stewart Bremner

Shot by both sides

Following an explosive documentary about Venezuela’s president Hugo Chávez, Alastair McKay picks through impassioned arguments about propaganda, cinema vérité and the ethics of storytelling

Illustration by David McCue

Pretty green

Director Anthony Baxter on the unexpected global appeal of You’ve Been Trumped