• 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

2016wl
Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Wonderland

Wonderland is a collaboration project from ten Swiss directors who each take control of their own mini-story.

The Handmaiden
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Handmaiden

The shadow of Brian De Palma looms over Park Chan-Wook’s impressive psychological thriller, writes Jim Moore.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Gog 3D with Bob Furmanek

Bob Furmanek tells Toby Miller how attempts at 3D filmmaking are almost as old as cinema itself.

China II (1930)
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Around China With A Movie Camera

The BFI’s collection of archive footage from China is drawn together by Ruth Chan’s excellent score, writes Mark Liversidge.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Arsenal

ARSENAL is a fantastic war film with enough gritty realism to fully immerse the viewer, writes Darius Azadeh.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Salomé

The silent film SALOMÉ brings together gay icons Oscar Wilde and Alla Nazimova in an intoxicating cocktail of high art and high camp.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Light Between Oceans

A strong cast runs aground in a soggy, lighthouse-bound melodrama set after the First World War.

AUFEI_2016
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Auf Einmal

An unexpected death after a party leads to a host of recriminations and betrayals in this dark German drama.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Bodkin Ras

Those who believe ours is more than a black and white world, and likewise in film genre, should watch this melted fiction and documentary with interest.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

The Kingdom of Shadows Interview

Toby Miller of Bums on Seats sits down with filmmakers Daniel Fawcett and Clara Pais, to discuss their latest film, The Kingdom of Shadows.