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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    An eye for an eye. Is it time to break up the nuclear family to balance the scales of justice? Jack Toye reviews the latest feature film from Greek auteur director Yorgos Lanthimos at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.

    The Killing Of A Sacred Deer

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    Monday, May 22, 2017 ·

    It’s John Cheshire’s first foray down to the South of France and the 70th Edition of the Cannes Film Festival. What will he find, and which films will he see? Read his diary entry here!

    Cannes 2017 Diary #1

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    This year’s Cannes Film Festival has sparked a certain degree of controversy around its inclusion of films produced by Netflix, one of which is acclaimed South Korean director Bong Joon-ho’s sixth directorial project, OKJA. Concerning itself with the peaceful life of farm girl Mija (Ahn Seo-Hyun) and her giant pet pig Okja, the film follows [...]

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    Sunday, May 21, 2017 ·

    Appropriately for a sombre story set after the First World War and adapted from Ernst Lubitsch’s 1932 melodrama BROKEN LULLABY, Francois Ozon shoots most of FRANTZ in a glowing monochrome, except for the plentiful moments of high emotion, when the film blossoms into colour (rather like Gary Ross’s 1998 film PLEASANTVILLE, where colour represents sexual [...]

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    Monday, May 15, 2017 ·

    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 [...]

    The Levelling

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    Thursday, May 11, 2017 ·

    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 [...]

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  • Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ·

    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 ·

    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 [...]

    Free Fire

T2 TRAINSPOTTING | TakeOneCFF.com
Monday, February 27, 2017

Choose Looking Up Old Flames

Jim Ross examines the unique place of TRAINSPOTTING in Scottish pop culture and how T2 TRAINSPOTTING captures the progression of a nation since the original

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

20th Century Women

Mike Mills transports us back to 1979 Santa Barbara, complete with waning hippie culture, the death throes of punk and the rise of female identity.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

Half Way

We spoke to Daisy Hudson whose documentary chronicles her family’s devastation when they find themselves at the mercy of the housing crisis.

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Caleb

April McIntyre reviews CALEB, a thoughtful sci-fi short which deals with the morality of advancing technology and its effect on family and relationships.

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Interview with Random Cat

We spoke to the makers of CALEB, which screens at this month’s sci-fi themed Reel Women event at Cambridge Arts Picturehouse.

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Monday, January 2, 2017

January Film Quiz

Come to our film quiz at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse on Monday 9 January. Laffs and chuckles with hosts Dave and Simon.

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Thursday, December 22, 2016

Black Christmas

A horror film that IS just for Christmas.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

ROGUE ONE isn’t just a brilliant inclusion in the Star Wars mythology, but a beacon of hope for the future of the franchise as a whole.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Arrival

ARRIVAL takes the age old notion of mankind’s first contact and manages to find a unique spin, cementing its place among the greats.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Wonder of Creation

WONDER OF CREATION is a time-capsule of silent documentary that reveals how far we have come in terms of science and filmmaking, writes Sarah Henkel.