Latest News on RT-UK at the Edinburgh Film Festival

June 28, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: RT's 10 Must-See Movies

The Edinburgh Film Festival has come to a close and Rotten Tomatoes thought we'd make a traditional look back over all of the films playing at this year's fest and present to you - in strictly alphabetical order - our 10 must-sees. As a public-facing festival, Edinburgh's selection attempts to combine the accessible with the artistic, and delivers a collection of movies both diverse and outstanding. From spoof comedies to harsh drama, from in-depth documentaries to cutting-edge animation, Edinburgh dares to be different and programmes a festival that's at turns youthful and experienced, offering movies for just about any cinemagoer imaginable. And for us, it's two weeks of life in dark rooms -- just how we like it.More…

June 28, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: Humpday wins RT Award

Humpday, directed by Lynn Shelton, has become the second ever winner of the Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award, it was announced today at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh. Presented as part of the Edinburgh Film Festival, the event also honoured Moon, Easier With Practice and The Secret of Kells, while Katie Jarvis wins the Best Performance in a British Feature Film award for her role in Fish Tank. The Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award is presented to a film in the festival's Director's Showcase category, which is narrowed down to a shortlist of five by RT's UK team and EIFF Artistic Director Hannah McGill. This year's nominees were Stella, The Missing Person, I'm Going to Explode, Adventureland and Humpday.More…

June 25, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: The Tomato Report - RT Presents the Critical Consensus Award Nominees

Another year, another Rotten Tomatoes Critical Consensus Award, which we're proud to announce is part of the official awards ceremony at this year's Edinburgh Film Festival. The Critical Consensus Award was first presented last year, to Swedish vampire flick Let the Right One In, which went on to become one of the year's best-reviewed movies. The award celebrates the best of the Director's Showcase section of the festival, and is voted on by a panel of film critics made up of freelancer Anna Smith; Wendy Ide of The Times; Charles Gant of Heat Magazine; Dave Calhoun of Time Out; David Edwards of The Mirror; Joe Utichi, UK editor of Rotten Tomatoes; and Chris Tilly, UK Entertainment Editor for IGN.com.More…

June 24, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: The Tomato Report - Paddy Considine is Le Donk

Shane Meadows is an Edinburgh Film Festival mainstay, having brought most of his body of work to the festival for the last ten years, starting with 1999's A Room For Romeo Brass. So it's entirely fitting that this would be the place to premiere his latest, rock mockumentary Le Donk and Scorz-ayz-ee. Le Donk (Paddy Considine) is a roadie for the Arctic Monkeys and as he's roped in to shift gear for their gig at the Old Trafford Cricket Ground, he brings along his new discovery, rap prodigy Scorz-ayz-ee (actually a real unsigned rapper), and a documentary crew fronted by Shane Meadows. More…

June 21, 2009

Edinburgh 2009: The Tomato Report ? Journey to Moon With Black Dynamite

What do you do when you discover the culprit of a drugs ring dealing crazy-ass smack to orphans is the president of the United States? It's a quandary troubling Michael Jai White as the titular star of Black Dynamite, an hilarious spoof of Blaxsploitation cinema that played in Edinburgh yesterday. "Jai White perfectly embodies the exaggerated characteristics of heroes of the genre like Shaft, Sweet Sweetback, and Super Fly," says Scott Collura of IGN. "But while much of this stuff is funny and engaging, it all starts to feel too familiar at about the halfway mark, leaving us with the sense that this entire concept would've worked better as a short film rather than a feature."More…

May 9, 2008

Edinburgh International Film Festival Slate Announced

The Scottish shindig of film unveils its line-up.More…

August 30, 2007

Video Exclusive: Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow talk Knocked Up, Superbad and Walk Hard

And the pair nab their Certified Fresh award for... well, just about everything at the moment.More…

August 30, 2007

Video Exclusive: Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann get Certified Fresh over Knocked Up

Worrying headline makes way for RT's exclusive chat with the stars of Apatow's latest.More…

August 28, 2007

Julie Delpy talks about Two Days in Paris with RT

Is her directorial debut the least romantic movie set in the City of Love? We sit down with Julie Delpy to find out...More…

August 27, 2007

Video Exclusive: Jamie Bell talks Hallam Foe, accents and Equus with RT

Rotten Tomatoes sits down with one of Britain's finest young talents to find out about his latest turn.More…

August 27, 2007

Video Exclusive: Sophia Myles talks Hallam Foe with RT

We chat to the supremely lovely British actress about her latest role in David Mackenzie's new film.More…

August 27, 2007

RT talks to Hallam Foe helmer David Mackenzie

The Brit director introduces us to his "teen gothic fairytale."More…

August 26, 2007

RT-UK's What to Watch at the Edinburgh Film Festival

Rotten Tomatoes UK heads up north to take in the sights and sounds of the Edinburgh Film Festival. And as the celebration of cinema draws to a close we present what's hot and what's not from the event.More…