• 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

Monday, March 3, 2014


“A nastily intimate encounter with a poisoned mind…” Patrick Capaloff Fowler reviews RUST, a powerful short screening this weekend at Watersprite Film Festival.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

No Jet Li

Academic researcher Hiu Chan muses on the issues behind NO JET LI, a witty examination of diaspora Chinese identity filmed in collaboration with Yellow Earth.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Only Lovers Left Alive

Jarmusch’s spin on the vampire tale manages to breathe life back into the most (un)dead of tropes, writes Jim Moore.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan | TakeOneCFF.com
Saturday, February 22, 2014

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

One of those rare sequels that surpasses the original, THE WRATH OF KHAN remains the high point of the Trek franchise, writes Gavin Midgley.

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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Nordic Giants at the Ruby Lounge

The Nordic Giants continue to bring their euphoric post-rock cinema experience to unusual locations across the UK; Jack Stocker reports back from Manchester’s Ruby Lounge.

Her | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, February 19, 2014


Laced with humanity and softly tragic humour, Spike Jonze’s HER is an emotionally packed film that will tease out pensive moments, writes Jim Ross

The Monuments Men | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Monuments Men

THE MONUMENTS MEN, although entertaining in spurts, wastes an excellent premise and extremely talented cast with an uneven tone and script, writes Jim Ross

Robocop 2014 | TakeOneCFF.com
Thursday, February 13, 2014

RoboCop (2014)

Neither a complete failure nor entirely successful, ROBOCOP 2.0 scrapes a pass but can’t escape the shadow of its forebear, writes Gavin Midgley.

Out Of The Furnace | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Out Of The Furnace

Although lacking sparks of drama and originality to be burnt into the memory, the positives of OUT OF THE FURNACE marginally outweigh that drawback, writes Jim Ross

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Tuesday, February 11, 2014


Schlesinger’s nuanced, knowing DARLING – screened at Cambridge APH earlier this month – is a great example of British cinematic innovation, writes Sarah McIntosh.