• 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

The Trials of Muhammad Ali

The Cambridge Film Festival’s second Surprise Film is a fascinating depiction of a difficult time in American history, writes Owen Baker.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Operation Bethlehem

Bethlehem is divided, literally, by a giant illegal wall of concrete dividing Palestine and Israeli areas. Sarah Acton reviews Leila Sansour’s OPERATION BETHLEHEM.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

A Story of Children and Film

Cousins’ own childlike joy in the camera is manifest throughout A STORY OF CHILDREN AND FILM, writes Amanda Randall.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Man Whose Mind Exploded

Hannah Clarkson reviews this touching portrait of Drako Zarhazar, THE MAN WHOSE MIND EXPLODED.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


BLACKBIRD is a beautiful drama about Scottish folk traditions and values, but a style over substance approach lets it down, writes Sarah Acton.

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear
Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Machine Which Makes Everything Disappear

Hannah Clarkson recounts the stories of the young dreamers in Tinatin Gurchiani’s quietly astonishing THE MACHINE WHICH MAKES EVERYTHING DISAPPEAR.

Emperor | TakeOneCFF.com
Sunday, September 29, 2013


EMPEROR deals with an interesting moment in the aftermath of World War II, but Owen Baker isn’t convinced by its treatment of history.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dust On Our Hearts

Doose’s film is a realistic and emotionally affecting portrayal of complicated family relationships, writes Sophie Skinner.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


This is not confection filmmaking: it is an awareness piece that is distressed, and needs you to be distressed along with it, writes Joe De-Vine.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Dressing for Pleasure

Subversive at the time of its original release, DRESSING FOR PLEASURE retains an element of being “out there” even now, writes Alison Hicks.