• JOHNN1_2017

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017 ·

    We spoke to Simon Rumley about his film JOHNNY FRANK GARRETT’S LAST WORD, set for release on March 14th after screening at Cambridge Film Festival last year.

    Last Word In Edgeways

  • Moonlight | TAKE ONE | TakeOneCFF.com |

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 ·

    MOONLIGHT is not a portrait painted in broad brushstrokes, but a tapestry – any one strand can be admired for its own technique and qualities, but standing back to observe the whole is where the power lies. Jim Ross reviews.


  • LOGAN1_2017

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 ·

    LOGAN tells an involving and impactful story, with Hugh Jackman’s send off the best use of a superhero property in years. Jim Ross reviews.


  • CAMER_2017

    Tuesday, March 14, 2017 ·

    Johnson’s personal memoir, made up of other people’s stories, offers an incredibly insightful look into the reality of documentary filmmaking.


  • CERTA_2017

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 ·

    CERTAIN WOMEN moves at its own deliberate pace, allowing the performances to blossom amid the unforgiving Badlands, writes Andrew Nickolds.

    Certain Women

  • VICER_2017

    Sunday, March 5, 2017 ·

    VICEROY’S HOUSE keeps the seismic events of 1947 India in the background as they unfold, while bringing the human drama to the fore.

    Viceroy’s House

  • THEWA1_2017

    Saturday, March 4, 2017 ·

    Supernatural thriller THE WAILING ranks Hong-jin Na alongside some of the finest Korean auteurs working today, writes Harry Jones.

    The Wailing

  • THEUN_2017

    Friday, March 3, 2017 ·

    THE UNKNOWN GIRL is the new social realist mystery film written and directed by prolific Belgian duo Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.

    The Unknown Girl

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Midnight’s Children

Deepa Mehta’s MIDNIGHT’S CHILDREN is touching and hypnotic, but his attempt to combine the serious and the whimsical does not do justice to Rushdie’s novel, feels Hannah Clarkson.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Youth of Today

The LSFF’s YOUTH OF TODAY programme examines gang culture and peer pressure, trying to understand the breeding ground rather than jumping to rash conclusions, writes Liam Jack.

Lincoln | TakeOneCFF.com
Thursday, January 10, 2013


Steven Spielberg’s LINCOLN is as remarkable for what it doesn’t do as what it actually puts on screen – a window on the life of a determined historic figure and a fascinating period in American history, writes Jim Ross.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Ahiru to kamo no koinrokkâ

Don’t mistake this for just another hipster “my wacky friend is crying on the inside” dramedy – AHIRU TO KAMO NO KOINROKKA is a slow burning thriller with a Lynchian twist.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

God’s Lonely Men

The story of Travis Bickle, TAXI DRIVER, tells of man’s brutally lonely plight; these films shown at London Short Film Festival explore the many other corners of the subject, yet untold. Ferry Hunt reviews.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Teenage Girls Go Crazy

LSFF’s TEENAGE GIRLS GO CRAZY brings together a selection of mature, unique and beguiling films about the confusion of girls bridging the gap between childhood and adulthood.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Takeover: Network

As Roger Ebert said, watched today this film reads like prophecy. NETWORK is the latest in our TAKEOVER series.

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Lights And Then The Noise

Liam Jack reports back from the London Short Film Festival, where he spoke to filmmakers Fran Broadhurst and Mathy Tremewan about guerrilla filmmaking, the power of music and alien abduction.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Takeover: Back To The Future Pt. II

Corporate takeovers – love ‘em or hate ‘em, when a pesky bully from the future is involved, you ain’t got nothing coming.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Dear Esther

Dan Pinchbeck and Robert Briscoe’s unique and unconventional video game DEAR ESTHER could be considered a new form of participatory cinema, writes Jonathan Toomey.