• blood1

    Sunday, July 20, 2014 ·

    British Horror doesn’t get much more weird and subversive than BLOOD ON SATAN’S CLAW, according to Edd Elliott.

    Blood On Satan’s Claw

  • Til Madness 600x340

    Sunday, June 29, 2014 ·

    ‘TIL MADNESS DO US PART is a world of delirium but also of sensation, patiently exposed by the director, Wang Bin. Tianyi Shen reviews at EIFF.

    ‘Til Madness Do Us Part

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    Saturday, June 28, 2014 ·

    Closer to MYSTERIOUS SKIN than CLUELESS in its treatment of American teenagers, PALO ALTO is a fine calling card for another member of the talented Coppola clan.

    Palo Alto

  • Snow-Piercer2

    Friday, June 27, 2014 ·

    Tilda Swinton is a joy to hate but Bong Joon-Ho’s editing lets down the weird and wonderful SNOWPIERCER, screened at Edinburgh International Film Festival.


  • fugitive1

    Thursday, June 26, 2014 ·

    A little-seen gem of a movie, with a captivating young lead and ground-breaking style, writes Sarah Lambert.

    Little Fugitive

  • slap

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 ·

    Screened at the Cameo Picturehouse as part of the EIFF shorts programme, YOUTH IN FLAMES illustrates the burning bright nature of adolescence.

    EIFF Shorts: Youth In Flames

  • hellion

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 ·

    Kat Candler’s debut feature HELLION is a mature study on the breakdown in a family following the crumbling away of parental responsibility, writes Jack Toye.


  • Midi1

    Tuesday, June 24, 2014 ·

    Tianyi Shen spoke to Burmese-Taiwanese director Midi Z at EIFF about his film ICE POISON, a dark and elegant depiction of Myanmar’s crystal meth scene.

    Interview with Midi Z

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Black Marker

Piracy threatens the outcome of an independent cinema in this quirky and eccentric short comedy from Cambridge student Camila Kater.

Monday, January 27, 2014

August: Osage County

August: Osage County, adapted by Tyler Letts from his Pulitzer-winning play, retains a vivid theatricality in its new cinematic setting.

The Wolf of Wall Street | TakeOneCFF.com
Friday, January 24, 2014

The Wolf of Wall Street

Martin Scorsese’s film struggles with the contradictions of its source material despite a nuanced performance from Leonardo DiCaprio, writes Robbie Griffiths.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Railway Man

After a shaky start, THE RAILWAY MAN emerges as a modestly moving portrayal of trauma and unlikely reconciliation, writes Gavin Midgley.

American Hustle | TakeOneCFF.com
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

American Hustle

David O. Russell’s crime caper AMERICAN HUSTLE is an entertaining and sharp black comedy that rarely sags, writes Jim Ross.

Friday, January 17, 2014

Watch Africa

Hiu Chan reports back from Watch Africa, the first African Film Festival in Cardiff – and speaks to festival organiser Fadhili Maghiya.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

The Patience Stone

The quiet drama of THE PATIENCE STONE makes for a powerful viewing experience, writes Amanda Randall.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen’s third feature film is a graphic, mordant adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir of slavery, writes Ann Linden.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Rosy Hunt reviewed DISTURBIA at Cambridge Film Festival in 2007. Just a quick note to show that we knew a long time ago that Shia LaBoeuf was feeble.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Justin Chadwick’s superficial overview of the late icon’s life fails to do justice to its subject, writes Gavin Midgley.