Reviewed today: Phill Jupitus Is Porky The Poet In Survivalve, Richard English & Mark Muller Stuart, Vintage Mobile Cinema.
Reviewed today: Brendon Burns & Craig Quartermaine: Race Off, George Egg: DIY Chef, The Girl Who Jumped Off The Hollywood Sign, The Paper Cinema's Macbeth, Queens Of The Blues, Will Seaward's Spooky Midnight Ghost Stories IV.
Reviewed today: Baba Brinkman's Rap Guide To Consciousness, Ben van der Velde: Sidekick, An Evening With An Immigrant, Michael Legge: Jerk, Sara Pascoe.
Reviewed today: Andrew O'Neill's Black Magick Fun Hour, Dad's Army Radio Hour, Iestyn Davies Sings Bach 1, Political Animal, Room 29.
Reviewed today: The Best Of Daphne, Henry Marsh, The Metaphoric Table, Richard Herring: Oh Frig I'm 50, Simon Munnery: Renegade Plumber.
Reviewed today: Al Murray: The Pub Landlord's Saloon, Barney's Brewery Tours, Marcel Lucont's Whine List, Mervyn Stutter's Pick Of The Fringe, Under The Influence: 90s Britpop.
Reviewed today: Blak Whyte Gray, Mr Scruff On The Fringe, ONE: The Man Chosen By The Spirit Of The Japanese Drum Vol 2, Roger McGough & Chris Riddell, She And Her Cat: Eddies In The Ebb And Flow.
Reviewed today: Had We Never, Limmy: That's Your Lot.
2017's a big year for the Edinburgh Festival: it's the 70th birthday of both the International Festival and the Festival Fringe. (Also of the Edinburgh International Film Festival, but none of us really give a toss about that any more.) Hard to imagine that for 71 summers now, the whole of the city of Edinburgh has become a temporary home for artists and performers from all over the world.
It's even harder to imagine that by the end of this month, I'll have been there for 21 of those 71 summers. If I'd been paying attention, I'd have made more of a fuss of my 20th last year. But I didn't, so here we are now.
Hey, there's a new Godzilla film out! Well, sort of. It's called Shin Godzilla, and its cinema release in the UK was limited to a series of one-night stands last Thursday, followed by a few short runs that are currently happening in various cities. If you hurry, you might still be able to catch it near you: otherwise, you'll have to wait for the home video release just before Christmas.
Anyway, I've reviewed Shin Godzilla for MostlyFilm, so you may want to go and read that to find out what I thought about it. Did you realise that discounting the various American remakes, there have been twenty-nine Godzilla movies made in Japan, including this new one? Imagine what it would be like to watch all the trailers for them back to back!
Yeah, you know what's coming after the jump.