• 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

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Interview with Dave Gillam

We spoke to the director of Wales One World Film Festival, which probably offers the most accurate definition of what world cinema should be, writes Hiu Chan.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Wales One World Film Festival

When a cultural event like the Wales One World Film Festival is conducted with such passion and love, the warmth can always be felt, writes Hiu Chan.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Dolphin Burger Studios Presents

Dolphin Burger Studios is a group of disabled animators based in Brighton. We spoke to director Harry Hunt about their latest project, a remake of Peter Gabriel’s SLEDGEHAMMER video.

The Zero Theorem | TakeOneCFF.com
Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The Zero Theorem

Another year, another Terry Gilliam slice of imaginative dystopian hell: THE ZERO THEOREM still feels a bit humdrum for a director who is a visionary at his best.

The Voorman Problem | TakeOneCFF.com | Image from Honlodge Productions Ltd
Monday, March 17, 2014

The Voorman Problem

THE VOORMAN problem is a well executed short with amusing and engaging lead performances. Jim Ross reviews the 2014 Oscars nominee.

The Story of Yonosuke | TakeOneCFF.com | Image from Third Window Films
Wednesday, March 12, 2014

The Story of Yonosuke

Noel Megahey reviews the relatively simple and heart-warming tales of youthful friendship that form THE STORY OF YONOSUKE

The Grand Budapest Hotel | TakeOneCFF.com
Tuesday, March 11, 2014

The Grand Budapest Hotel

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is a delightful chocolate box of a film, with Wes Anderson beginning to show his artistic soul, writes Jim Ross

Monday, March 10, 2014

In Conversation with Jim Broadbent

Alison Hicks shares the highlights of Jim Broadbent’s closing talk at the excellent Watersprite Film Festival.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Watersprite Script Lab

As part of this year’s Watersprite, two students were given the opportunity to present short film scripts to industry specialist Jamie Wolpert, Development Executive at BFI.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Weathering Love

Janis Klimanovs’ short documentary is an exploration of the nature and endurance of love.