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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Blade of the Immortal

Takashi Miike’s samurai bloodbath is an exhilarating, bloody action thrill ride that will live long in the memory, writes Harry Jones at the Cannes Film Festival.

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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 [...]

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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.

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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.

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Friday, March 24, 2017

A Quiet Dream

On Monday 27 March, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse will play host to the first in a series of sneak previews of the London Korean Film Festival.

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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Get Out

Jordan Peele’s first feature as director is a confident step away from his previous television exploits: Mad TV (2002) and Key & Peele (2012), throwing off his sketch-show jacket and donning a more provocative and thoughtful attire. While still holding on to his satirical voice, Peele allows the film to linger within the fringes of [...]

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Last Word In Edgeways

We spoke to Simon Rumley about his film JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT’S LAST WORD, set for release on March 14th after screening at Cambridge Film Festival last year.