News: Daniel Sloss To Programme Edinburgh Film Season

News: Daniel Sloss To Programme Edinburgh Film Season

Daniel Sloss is to curate a programme of cinema at Filmhouse.

Fresh from his Netflix specials “DARK” and “Jigsaw”, the award-winning Scottish comedian stops off prior to bringing his internationally acclaimed show  “X” to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August and continuing his juggernaut of a global tour with over 300 performances in 40 countries throughout Summer and Autumn 2019. He has sold 7,250 tickets for his New York shows since February, he is filming a show entitled NOW in Austin, Texas and following the announcement of a Russian gig in November, he has announced shows in Japan, Hong Kong (China) and Singapore.

Since November 2017, Filmhouse has opened up their screens to selected guests to show their favourite titles. Daniel becomes the tenth person to take on the role, with previous House Guests including AL Kennedy, Jo Clifford, Craig Hill, Young Fathers, Irvine Welsh and Ian Rankin. 

Raymah Tariq, Programme Officerat Filmhouse, said: “We are delighted to have Daniel as our House Guest this July and August. From a rare opportunity to see Mean Girls on the big screen, to dazzling thriller The Prestige, there’s an opportunity to revisit favourites.”

Daniel will be in person to introduce the screening of WARRIOR (Wed 7th Aug, 5.50pm). All other screenings will host an exclusive video introduction from the comedian.

 

Daniel Sloss' film choices are as follows.

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Thu 11 Jul at 8.45pm 

Jeff Tomsic • USA 2018 • 1h39m • Digital • English and Spanish with English subtitles • 15 - Contains strong language, sex references, drug misuse. • Cast: Ed Helms, Jake Johnson, Annabelle Wallis, Hannibal Buress, Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Isla Fisher. 

One month a year, five competitive friends return to a no-holds-barred game of tag they’ve been playing since the first grade. 

”I genuinely think this might be one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen. I have no idea how it went so under the radar. I watched it out of sheer boredom one day and it made me laugh my ass off. The cast is incredible, the writing is superb and the storyline is beautiful. It’s got real heart to it and I think it’s the most accurate depiction of male banter anywhere in cinema.” 

 

THE PRESTIGE

Sun 14 Jul at 5.50pm 

Christopher Nolan • USA/UK 2006 • 2h10m • 35mm • 12A - Contains moderate violence and fatalities • Cast: Hugh Jackman, Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Scarlett Johansson, David Bowie. 

Set in a world of top hats, cravats and disappearing bunnies, The Prestige is a superb puzzle-box thriller. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman star as magicians in turn-of-the-century London, locked in a bitter feud after the death of an assistant in an illusion gone wrong. 

Christopher Nolan’s adaptation of Christopher Priest’s slippery novel has more than a few tricks up its sleeve, including a fine turn from David Bowie as Nikola Tesla. 

“I watch this movie twice a year, minimum. It’s just perfect to me. Utterly flawless from start to finish. I love Christopher Nolan. And I love The Dark Knight. But I still think this is his greatest work.” 

  

THE RAID / SERBUAN MAUT 

Wed 17 Jul at 6.10pm 

Gareth Evans • Indonesia/USA 2011 • 1h41m • Digital • Indonesian with English subtitles • 18 - Contains frequent strong bloody violence and gore • Cast: Iko Uwais, Joe Taslim, Ray Sahetapy. 

Rama (Iko Uwais), a rookie cop in Jakarta, joins a raid on a tower block controlled by a vicious gangster. A superbly shot, thrilling action movie with hard-hitting fight scenes - The Raid will leave you breathless. 

“Do you like violence? No? Then this is the wrong movie for you. If you do, oh my good Lord are you in for a treat. The story line exists purely to allow these geniuses to show you the most insane level of choreography in any movie. I respect that a lot. From start to finish it just blows you away. No CGI, it’s all real and it’s so impressive.” 

 

THE LONGEST YARD

Tue 23 Jul at 6.00pm

Peter Segal • USA 2005 • 1h53m • 35mm • 12A - Contains strong language, moderate violence, drug and sex references • Cast: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, James Cromwell, Steve Austin, Michael Irvin, Nelly, Dalip Singh, Bill Goldberg, Bob Sapp, Terry Crews.

Star-studded remake of the 1974 sports comedy.

“Hey, not all Adam Sandler movies suck and anyone who says that is trying to be cool. They’re not. They are people who don’t have any actual personality or joy in their life and they think it’s uncool to appreciate simple things. I love Underdog sports movies. And I like Adam Sandler. This movie has everyone in it. And I mean everyone. chris Rock, courtney cox, Stone cold Steve Austin, Terry crews, Nelly, Burt Reynolds, Tracy Morgan and so many more. It’s so dumb.”

  

MEAN GIRLS

Thu 1 Aug at 6.10pm

Mark Waters • UK 2004 • 1h37m • Digital • 12A - Contains moderate language, sex and drugs references • Cast: Lindsay Lohan, Rachel McAdams, Tina Fey, Jonathan Bennett, Amanda Seyfried.

Cady Heron arrives for her first day of American high school after years of home-schooling in Africa. Befriending Janis and Damian, she soon gets to grips with the complex social groups at play. When she draws the attention of ‘The Plastics’ - a cruel and popular clique - she finds herself getting in way over her head... 

“I shouldn’t have to write anything about this, you know how good this movie is. Tina Fey is a genius and this movie is hysterical. They managed to get Lohan before she went full Lohan. It’s like sadistic nostalgia.”

 

WARRIOR

Wed 7 Aug at 5.50pm

Gavin O’Connor • USA 2011 • 2h20m • Digital • English and Spanish with English subtitles • 12A - Contains frequent moderate sporting violence and one use of strong language. • Cast: Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton, Nick Nolte, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo.

A tale of two estranged brothers - one an ex-Marine (Tom Hardy) and the other an ex-fighter (Joel Edgerton). Both enter a winner-takes-all MMA tournament - and the collision course is set. 

“The most underrated movie that has ever been made, bar none. I think it went under the radar as people assumed it was just a violent cage fighting movie. In all honesty that’s the only reason I watched it in the first place. Then it sucker punched me. An amazing story and the acting in it is beautiful. Nick Nolte was utterly robbed of an Oscar in this.”

 

House Guest: Daniel Sloss runs at Filmhouse from Thursday 11th July to Wednesday 7th August 2019. Tickets can be booked at www.fimhousecinema.com or on 0131 228 2688.

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