Opening Statement

Through this simple story, Bill Forsyth crafts a gentle comedy which beautifully portrays the human heart and the way it yearns for what it does not have without appreciating the present – by Alex Moore, August 22, 2016

An American Businessman in Ferness

Mac is constantly wowed by the natural wonders not native to Houston, Texas. And how could he not be? After all, when you Google Local Hero, most of the top hits are travel guides for the film’s locations – by Aaron Pinkston, August 22, 2016

A Remedy for Loneliness

Today we live in an age of wealth, opportunity, and tolerance, but it feels like it’s coming apart at the seams. We now have the choice to live without knowing our neighbors, but does that mean we should? – by Alex Moore, August 23, 2016

Filmography: Bill Forsyth

Scottish director Bill Forsyth has a cult following. Normally, that phrase sort of irritates me because it’s overused to the point of diluting word “cult,” but in this case it’s true – by Felicia Elliott, August 24, 2016

Related Review: I Know Where I'm Going!

I Know Where I'm Going! is the seventh co-production from Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger. Its relatively quaint story contains obvious similarities in plot and ideals to Local Hero, but it feels atypical for the "Archers" – by John Gilpatrick, August 25, 2016

Further Streaming: Scottish Film

It is easy to forget that all U.K. entertainment isn’t centered around London and its suburbs, with many great Scottish filmmakers telling stories from the highlands. Check out these Scottish films available to stream now – by Aaron Pinkston, August 26, 2016