• Raw (2017) | TAKE ONE

    Wednesday, April 12, 2017 ·

    RAW is an intense and undefinable blend of skilled shotmaking, ramping discomfort and disturbing juxtapositions that mixes carnivores with the carnal to enormous effect. Jim Ross reviews.


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    Saturday, April 1, 2017 ·

    Continuing his recent string of genre defying hits, director Ben Wheatley takes a scenario usually reserved for the finale – the tense firefight – and stretches it out into ninety minutes of famous actors crawling around on a dusty warehouse floor, yelling insults and firing off potshots at each other. The biggest surprise that emerges [...]

    Free Fire

  • Fences | TAKE ONE | TakeOneCFF.com

    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 ·

    FENCES is a powerful and engaging family drama, but it always seems a little fenced in cinematically by its theatrical origin. Jim Ross reviews.


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    Tuesday, March 28, 2017 ·

    Ben Johnston speaks to Ben Wheatley ahead of the Cambridge Picturehouse screening of his latest film FREE FIRE.

    Interview with Ben Wheatley

  • AQUIE_2

    Friday, March 24, 2017 ·

    On Monday 27 March, the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse will play host to the first in a series of sneak previews of the London Korean Film Festival.

    A Quiet Dream

  • GETOUT1_2017

    Tuesday, March 21, 2017 ·

    Jordan Peele’s first feature as director is a confident step away from his previous television exploits: Mad TV (2002) and Key & Peele (2012), throwing off his sketch-show jacket and donning a more provocative and thoughtful attire. While still holding on to his satirical voice, Peele allows the film to linger within the fringes of [...]

    Get Out

  • 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.


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Zero Dark Thirty

Weighing historical fact against directorial decision, ZERO DARK THIRTY is a suspenseful and complicated piece of cinema, writes Ann Linden.

Thursday, January 17, 2013


The London Short Film Festival’s FATHER programme takes a measured look at the role of the parent and the often fraught relationship between father and child, writes Liam Jack.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Future Shorts: Autumn Season 2012

With the gathering momentum of Future Shorts, the world’s biggest global pop-up film festival, Spring 2013 is certainly going to be worth seeing, writes Edd Elliott.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Les Misérables

A luminous Anne Hathaway steals the show in Tom Hooper’s painfully raw, intimate and brave adaptation of this notoriously bleak tale, writes Lillie Davidson.

Monday, January 14, 2013


Plenty of slapstick offsets a romantic, witty and dramatic storyline that is never cheap or condescending: RATATOUILLE caters for all tastes, writes Rosy Hunt.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?

Guest writer Simon Baron-Cohen, who introduced the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse screening of WHAT’S EATING GILBERT GRAPE?, looks at the film’s portrayal of autism.

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.