• 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, January 15, 2014

The Patience Stone

The quiet drama of THE PATIENCE STONE makes for a powerful viewing experience, writes Amanda Randall.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

12 Years a Slave

Steve McQueen’s third feature film is a graphic, mordant adaptation of Solomon Northup’s memoir of slavery, writes Ann Linden.

Saturday, January 11, 2014


Rosy Hunt reviewed DISTURBIA at Cambridge Film Festival in 2007. Just a quick note to show that we knew a long time ago that Shia LaBoeuf was feeble.

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom | TakeOneCFF.com
Friday, January 10, 2014

Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Justin Chadwick’s superficial overview of the late icon’s life fails to do justice to its subject, writes Gavin Midgley.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Josie Long: Let’s Go Adventure Tour

Read the Cambridge Q&A from award winning comedian Josie Long’s Let’s Go Adventure tour, which came to the Arts Picturehouse in November.

Anchorman 2 | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

“Pure random genius.” Alison Hicks sent us this report on whether the ANCHORMAN sequel lived up to its cult predecessor.

The Innocents | TakeOneCFF.com
Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Innocents

Re-released as part of the BFI’s Gothic strand, THE INNOCENTS is a work of haunting resonance, writes Gavin Midgley.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Interview with Laura Colella

We spoke to the writer/director/editor of BREAKFAST WITH CURTIS: a film Paul Thomas Anderson called “a smile from beginning to end”.

Blue Is the Warmest Colour | TakeOneCFF.com
Friday, December 13, 2013

Blue Is the Warmest Colour

Abdellatif Kechiche’s Palme d’Or-winning drama is an extraordinarily vivid portrayal of the highs and lows of love, writes Gavin Midgley.

Monday, December 9, 2013


Brownlow’s beautiful and brilliant restoration of Gance’s NAPOLEON (1927) is an eye-popping spectacle, writes Amanda Randall.