• the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer-poster

    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

    Cannes 2017 Diary #1

  • OKJA_2017

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

    Okja

  • FRANT_2017

    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

    Frantz

  • THELE_2017

    Monday, May 15, 2017 ·

    The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

    The Levelling

  • SUSP_2017

    Thursday, May 11, 2017 ·

    As Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria (1977) is on its way to re-boot central this year, let’s take a look back at the giallo and horror filmmaker as we come full circle with the impending re-make of one of his most iconic films. Suspiria, a film, before watching it, audiences had likely caught glimpses of [...]

    An Italian with a movie camera

  • Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ·

    RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.

    Raw

  • FREEFA_2017

    Saturday, April 1, 2017 ·

    Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]

    Free Fire

the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer-poster
Monday, May 22, 2017

The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

johnbanner
Monday, May 22, 2017

Cannes 2017 Diary #1

It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

OKJA_2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Okja

This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

FRANT_2017
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Frantz

Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

THELE_2017
Monday, May 15, 2017

The Levelling

The waterlogged fields and blighted farmland of Somerset provide The Levelling’s director, Hope Dickson Leach with the perfect setting for her debut feature. An unsettling, realist drama with the Somerset levels as its backdrop. The story follows Clover (Ellie Kendrick) who returns to the family dairy farm following the sudden suicide of her brother Harry [...]

SUSP_2017
Thursday, May 11, 2017

An Italian with a movie camera

As Dario Argento’s cult classic Suspiria (1977) is on its way to re-boot central this year, let’s take a look back at the giallo and horror filmmaker as we come full circle with the impending re-make of one of his most iconic films. Suspiria, a film, before watching it, audiences had likely caught glimpses of [...]

Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Raw

RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.

FREEFA_2017
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Free Fire

Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]

Fences | TAKE ONE | TakeOneCFF.com
Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Fences

FENCES is a powerful and engaging family drama, but it always seems a little fenced in cinematically by its theatrical origin. Jim Ross reviews.

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Interview with Ben Wheatley

Ben Johnston speaks to Ben Wheatley ahead of the Cambridge Picturehouse screening of his latest film FREE FIRE.