• 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

Captain Phillips | TakeOneCFF.com
Friday, October 18, 2013

Captain Phillips

For a film that wrings such expertly orchestrated tension from real life events, CAPTAIN PHILLIPS turns out to be surprisingly unmemorable.

Saturday, October 12, 2013


FILTH is a superbly lurid and comedically pitch black spiral down into a man’s mental hell, with James McAvoy on perhaps his best form to date, writes Jim Ross

Monday, October 7, 2013

El Bosc

An adult fairy tale set in the Spanish Civil War, EL BOSC (THE FOREST) combines an entertaining wartime drama with light touches of fantasy to great effect.

Rush | TakeOneCFF.com
Thursday, October 3, 2013


Although it steps on the gas for a terrific finale, the lead actors of RUSH are slightly let down by director Ron Howard and the script, writes Jim Ross.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Fairy Tale Killer

Is Danny “THE EYE” Pang painting by numbers, or sketching out a new line in horror? FAIRY TALE KILLER is available on DVD from 7 October.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

In A World…

Lake Bell’s witty directorial debut takes aim at industry sexism without being seminar-like about it, writes Jim Ross.

I Used To Be Darker
Monday, September 30, 2013

I Used To Be Darker

Intensely understated with a meandering, directionless narrative, Daniel Harling reviews Matthew Porterfield’s divisive new film.

My Sweet Pepper Land | TakeOneCFF.com
Sunday, September 29, 2013

My Sweet Pepper Land

This satisfying blend of Middle Eastern drama and spaghetti western homage boasts two terrific lead performances, writes Gavin Midgley.

Sunday, September 29, 2013

The Shadows

Colin Downey’s THE SHADOWS owes a lot to C.S. Lewis, but strong performances bring a generic fairy tale to life, writes Jeremiah Humphreys.

Sunday, September 29, 2013


TRIDENTFEST continues to demonstrate the collective’s evolution as talented film makers with a wide set of skills, writes Mark Liversidge.