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Entertainment

DVD releases: Sicario & Macbeth

January 28, 2016

SICARIO (15) 4 stars Kate Macer (Emily Blunt) is part of the FBI’s Special Weapons and Tactics team, who are at the forefront of the war against drugs on American soil.

Art & Culture

Over the sea to discover Macbeth

January 21, 2016

Thanks to the blockbuster movie Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, Shakespeare is certainly enjoying popularity in the mainstream and creating a lot of interest in the stunning landscape where the movie was filmed and where the real Macbeth lived out his tumultuous life. And while the film received rave reviews, the Scottish countryside also plays a starring role.

Entertainment

DVD releases: Amy & Slow West

October 30, 2015

AMY (15) 5 stars With her distinctive beehive hairdo, thick eyeliner and deep, soulful vocal delivery, Amy Winehouse became a defiantly outspoken icon for a generation, who exorcised personal demons through her emotionally raw lyrics.

Travel

Fall for the Highlands this autumn

October 23, 2015

Autumn is the season of golden colours, roaring stags, hunting eagles and rare migrant birds, all of which can be enjoyed in the Highlands. There is also a brilliant array of diverse events lined up this season, including Beer ‘N’ Folk in Kingussie, the Torridon Mountain and Sea Festival, the Highland Archaeology Festival and the Golden Spurtle – World Porridge Making Championship in Carrbridge – all taking place in October.

News

Cinema reviews: Macbeth & The Martian

October 1, 2015

MACBETH (15) 5 stars The Scottish play bares its teeth and draws blood in Australian director Justin Kurzel’s muscular and unflinching adaptation that accentuates the carnage as the doomed title character is undone by paternal grief and naked ambition.

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