Cambridge Film Festival 2013 Round-up

It’s astonishingly late, but at last here’s a round-up of my reviews for TAKE ONE from this year’s Cambridge Film Festival. There was, as ever, a fine selection of films and special guests; when there are several movies you want to see all being shown at exactly the same time, then you know it’s going …

In the name of sanity, save the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse

I’ve been tweeting like mad the past few days about the campaign to save the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse from sale or closure. This monumentally stupid predicament has been forced upon it by the UK Competition Commission who, in a fit of extreme diligence, have decided that having two cinemas with differing aims and audiences but …

We Went To War Q&A with Rebekah Tolley

On Monday 20 May I hosted a Q&A with Rebekah Tolley, producer and co-author of new documentary We Went To War. Directed by the late Michael Grigsby, it’s a terrific film and I was very pleased to have the opportunity to raise its profile a little. Here are some photos of the event (courtesy of Chris …

Cineworld-Picturehouse vs. the Competition Commission

On TAKE ONE’s website, I argue the case for why Cineworld’s buyout of the Picturehouse chain might be a good thing: Now that Cineworld’s purchase of the Picturehouse chain has been referred to the Competition Commission by the Office of Fair Trading, we all have an opportunity to have our say on an issue with the potential to …

The Angels’ Share and Ken Loach

On Thursday night I was fortunate to be able to attend a Q&A session with director Ken Loach at the Cambridge Arts Picturehouse, which immediately followed a screening of his new film, The Angels’ Share. The film itself is a thoroughly enjoyable and occasionally gripping mixture of inner-city drama and whimsical heist caper about Robbie …