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 224 reviews by Richard Mowe in the database: read them here

Latest Film Reviews

Red Rooms
A woman becomes obsessed with the trial of a murderer.
The Edge Of The Blade
Paris, 1887. Duels have been officially outlawed but are still regular practice. This historical drama is set against that backdrop.
Bleeding Love
After overdosing on benzodiazepines and opioids, a young woman is picked up from the hospital by her father and the two embark on a road trip together. He was absent during most of her childhood due to addiction. In a last ditch effort to save her, he attempts to convince her to get sober.
A dramatisation of the marriage between King Henry VIII of England and Catherine Parr.
Asteroid City
The itinerary of a Junior Stargazer convention is spectacularly disrupted by world-changing events.
Club Zero
A teacher takes a job at an elite school and forms a strong bond with five students - a relationship which eventually takes a dangerous turn.
Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry
The story of a 40something in a dead-end town who discovers love for the first time.
Black Flies
A young paramedic makes his way through his first year on the job in New York City.
Killers Of The Flower Moon
Members of the Osage tribe in the United States are murdered under mysterious circumstances in the 1920s, sparking a major FBI investigation involving J Edgar Hoover.
How To Have Sex
Three friends contend with peer pressure in their decision to “do it”.


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First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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