• 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

  • palo alto 2

    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

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Germolene for Godzilla

Ten reasons why Rosy loves GODZILLA.

Godzilla | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Godzilla (2014)

GODZILLA is back: Gareth Edwards’ revival of the legendary beast is chock full of awe, but the human drama is sadly lacking, writes Gavin Midgley.

The Wind Rises | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The Wind Rises

Hayao Miyazaki’s final film is an ode to the power of dreams that charms from beginning to end, writes Gavin Midgley.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 6

Final Cannes diary entry: In which Jack bids a fond farewell to Cannes.

Cannes | TakeOneCFF.com
Monday, May 19, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 5

Day 5: In which Jack muses that the breakdown of society would be a terrible and tragic thing… but at least you wouldn’t get jostled in the street by boors with halitosis.

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 4

Day 4: In which Jack steps through the looking glass, gets a “fitty” ticket upgrade and hangs out with Pedro Almodóvar.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 3

Day Three: In which Jack discovers a great new film by CFF favourite Celine Sciamma, falls for a Scandi short and then falls asleep in a screening.

Saturday, May 17, 2014


Jeremiah Humphreys reviews some of the shorts screened at the Norwich Film Festival this year.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Cannes Diary: Day 2

Day Two: In which Jack loiters with Capote on the French Riviera, takes in some short films and meets a brace of Iraqi filmmakers.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Interview with Gerard Lough

Indie filmmaker Gerard Lough believes that short films are looked down on by some as the poor relative of the film world – we spoke to him about his own short, the cyberpunk thriller NINETY SECONDS.