• Victoria 2

    Saturday, June 24, 2017 ·

    Harrowing, single-take brilliance: A visually-stunning, heart-stopping story set in the dark heart of Berlin, pushing cinematic boundaries to exhilarating heights.

    Victoria

  • GENTLE_2017

    Friday, June 23, 2017 ·

    An allegorical look at the uncompromising Russian prison system, A GENTLE CREATURE starts strong but loses its potency midway, falling into a weak finale.

    A Gentle Creature

  • BERLI_2017

    Tuesday, June 13, 2017 ·

    Cate Shortland’s sexual thriller examines themes of escape, desire and dependence while bringing to life the aesthetic beauty of the German capital.

    Berlin Syndrome

  • john

    Wednesday, June 7, 2017 ·

    The third half of John Cheshire’s diary entries from the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival! But what did he discover? What cinematic secrets will he divulge? Read on to find out more!

    Cannes Diary 2017 #3

  • INTHE_2017

    Friday, June 2, 2017 ·

    A story about terrorism in a time that seems ravaged by it, IN THE FADE excels in its heartfelt portrayal of grief in the wake of an attack.

    In The Fade

  • twin peaks feat

    Thursday, June 1, 2017 ·

    By retaining what made the original series so groundbreaking and doubling down on the weirdness, Twin Peaks shines in a very welcome return.

    Twin Peaks: The Return

  • t1selfie

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017 ·

    Read parts 3 and 4 of John Cheshire’s Take One diary, written in the queues at this year’s Cannes Film Festival

    Cannes Diary 2017 #2

  • the_square_h_2017

    Monday, May 29, 2017 ·

    All hail this year’s Palme d’Or winner at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival! Our Student Writer, Darius Azadeh, saw the film in the South of France and shares his review exclusively on Take One.

    The Square

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 [...]

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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.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Moonlight

MOONLIGHT is not a portrait painted in broad brushstrokes, but a tapestry – any one strand can be admired for its own technique and qualities, but standing back to observe the whole is where the power lies. Jim Ross reviews.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Logan

LOGAN tells an involving and impactful story, with Hugh Jackman’s send off the best use of a superhero property in years. Jim Ross reviews.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Cameraperson

Johnson’s personal memoir, made up of other people’s stories, offers an incredibly insightful look into the reality of documentary filmmaking.