• belfastfilm

    Sunday, April 13, 2014 ·

    If one of the roles of a good film festival is to restore your faith in cinema, the Belfast Film Festival does just that, writes Noel Megahey.

    Belfast Film Festival 2014

  • double

    Thursday, April 10, 2014 ·

    Richard Ayoade’s THE DOUBLE is one of the most dull, yet unutterably infatuating films Jack McCurdy has watched in a long time.

    The Double

  • filmed

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014 ·

    FILMED UP is a new filmmakers’ showcase devised by Cornerhouse Manchester. Jack Stocker reviews some of the shorts that made it onto the March programme.

    Filmed Up

  • kis

    Tuesday, April 8, 2014 ·

    If you enjoyed A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM please take the chance to meet one of the greatest icons of Iranian cinema!

    Meet Mohammad Ali Talebi

  • borgman2

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ·

    Noel Megahey wonders whether Warmerdam’s modern-day troglodyte is a Lynchian icon of subconscious furies, or a Haneke-like threat to middle-class complacency…


  • visitors1

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014 ·

    Reggio follows up his QATSI trilogy with a celebration of the beauty of the world, laced with a warning about the danger of losing touch with nature and with our very souls.


  • ciff2

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 ·

    The China Independent Film Fest is an important platform for Chinese indie filmmakers who are confounded by censorship in their own country. We spoke to one of the organisers.

    10th China Indie Film Fest

  • starred

    Tuesday, April 1, 2014 ·

    Led from the front by an astonishing performance from Jack O’Connell, STARRED UP gives the British prison film exactly what it needs: a kick up the arse, writes Gavin Midgley.

    Starred Up

Sunday, September 29, 2013

George Washington

No work Green goes on to produce will be ever be as visceral and as as unwavering in its design as that striking first outing, writes Richard Hensby.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Sommarstället (The Summer House)

“The tranquil aesthetic of THE SUMMERHOUSE is matched only by the cast, who effortlessly embody a carefree youth, ripe for the blemishing.”

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Valentine Road

Marta Cunningham unveils a mass of dark and intolerant attitudes that threaten the memory of an innocent teenager who simply wished to explore his identity.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology

Any suspicions that this will be a dry, academic exercise are dispelled when the film opens with a clip from THEY LIVE, writes Jim Moore.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Una Noche

“As a first time feature director, Mulloy deserves great credit for seeking out inventive and fresh framing for this clammy and claustrophobic story.”

Sunday, September 29, 2013


MOVIEMAKERS is an enjoyable and spirited skip up the King’s Road to the land of hard-to-believe, writes Alison Hicks.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Roland Klick Shorts

Robbie Griffiths reviews the short films which spawned Roland Klick’s legendary cinematic features, screened at Cambridge Film Festival.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Project Wild Thing

Amanda Randall asks: “Isn’t there another way to encourage interaction with nature that doesn’t involve creating a gigantic carbon footprint?”

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A World Not Ours

“A WORLD NOT OURS quickly establishes itself as a deeply personal portrait, captured almost by accident amongst a wider political polemic.”

My Beautiful Country | TakeOneCFF.com
Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Beautiful Country

This Kosovo-set war drama is emotionally engaging despite its overly familiar plot and characters, writes Gavin Midgley.