Richard Mowe

Richard is an arts, film and features journalist, attends festivals around the world including Berlin, Cannes, Karlovy Vary, Deauville, Locarno, London, Venice and Taormina. His passion for cinema ran away with him when he helped to create two Film Festivals, now 20 years old, and devoted to French-Francophone cinema and Italian cinema at different locations around the UK in November and April respectively.

He is a director of boutique UK film distributors CinéFile and ran the Lumière cinema in Edinburgh over a number of years. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists, the British Academy of Film and Television Arts, FIPRESCI the international federation of film critics, the Critics’ Circle, and the Guild of Regional Film Journalists.

We have 140 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Breaking News
A TV reporter is tasked with painting memorial portrait for a coworker who died in a tragic accident that he survived. His colleague’s daughter becomes his guide.
The Cakemaker
After the death of his lover, Thomas heads to Israel – the birthplace of the man he adored. He becomes a pastry chef for the widow of the deceased. Yet she hardly suspects that the unnamed sorrow that connects her to the stranger is for the same man.
A Ghost Story
This is the story of a ghost and the house he haunts.
Good Time
Crime caper sees a bank robber try to evade capture.
The Beguiled
Civil War drama about an injured Yankee soldier who seeks refuge in girls' boarding school.
Filmmaking and real life start to blur for a director making a biopic about female singer Barbara.
BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Portrait of the ACT UP activist group, a direct action collective aiming to impact the lives of people with AIDS.
The Killing Of A Sacred Deer
A teenage boy tries to integrate a surgeon into his broken family but his motives become increasingly sinister.
Happy End
Story of a bourgeois family, set against the backdrop of the Calais refugee crisis.
Paris 1967. Jean-Luc Godard, the leading filmmaker of his generation, is shooting La Chinoise with the woman he loves, Anne Wiazemsky, 20 years his junior. They are happy, attractive, in love, they marry. But the film’s reception unleashes a profound self-examination in Jean-Luc.


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07 Sep 2017
Banderas on maturing, Almodovar and helping new actors
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06 Sep 2017
Terry George on genocide backlash, Ireland and Brexit
Clive Davis on working with Whitney, Manilow and Franklin and director Chris Perkel
04 Sep 2017
Master behind Whitney, Manilow and Aretha talks with Chris Perkel about documentary of his life.
Interview with Jeff Goldblum about Thor: Ragnarok, Jurassic World 2 and more
03 Sep 2017
Jurassic and Thor star on humility, family and jazz
Good Time star Robert Pattinson on being a lone wolf - and fame as a side dish
02 Sep 2017
Good Time star Robert Pattinson on being a lone wolf - and stardom as a side dish

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