• 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

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    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

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    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

Computer Chess | TakeOneCFF.com
Sunday, December 8, 2013

Computer Chess

Andrew Bujalski’s bizarre curio raises big questions about technology and the nature of intelligence, writes Jim Moore.

Friday, December 6, 2013


Spike Lee’s remake of OLDBOY is a noble yet pointless and perfunctory attempt to retell the story for the subtitle-phobic, writes Patrick Fowler.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Faust (Jan Švankmajer)

Dark, witty and utterly inspired, Švankmajer’s FAUST is a work of maniacal genius, writes Hannah Clarkson.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013


Alexander Payne demonstrates a humanity that has defined his career with his warm, humorous road movie NEBRASKA, writes Andrew Nickolds.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Jeune et Jolie

Say what you like about Francois Ozon: he constantly manages to wrong-foot you, writes Andrew Nickolds.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Saving Mr Banks

SAVING MR BANKS looks at the father-daughter relationship that inspired MARY POPPINS. Our relationships define us and the stories we tell, writes Alison Hicks.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Švankmajer Season

Cambridge Arts Picturehouse is celebrating 50 years of filmmaking by the Czech surrealist Jan Švankmajer with a season of special screenings.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Classe Tous Risques

Coming straight off his starring role in Godard’s A BOUT DE SOUFFLE, Belmondo here plays a more conventional type of crook in CLASSE TOUS RISQUES.

Philomena | TakeOneCFF.com
Wednesday, November 20, 2013


Stephen Frears’ emotional crowdpleaser boasts a memorable partnership in Steve Coogan and Judi Dench, writes Gavin Midgley.

Monday, November 18, 2013

So Young (致给我们终将失去的青春)

Such a shame that great films like SO YOUNG, which show how Chinese culture has moved with the times, are not picked up by UK distributors, writes H. Chan.