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

Latest Film Reviews

The Fireflies Are Gone
The sleepy town where Léo lives doesn’t offer her much chance of self-fulfilment. Extricating herself from her mother’s influence and her constricting environment isn’t easy for the frustrated young woman, yet happiness might be close at hand.
Sink Or Swim
A comedy drama about a male synchronised swimming team.
A family of small-time crooks take in a child they find on the street.
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
A cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself to be Don Quixote.
Under The Silver Lake
A man becomes obsessed with the strange circumstances of a billionaire mogul's murder and the kidnapping of a girl.
The House That Jack Built
A serial killer's life story is told through the murders that defined him.
Ron Stallworth, an African-American police officer from Colorado, successfully managed to infiltrate the local Ku Klux Klan and became the head of the local chapter.
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
A teenage trans girl dreams of becoming a ballerina.
When a border guard with a sixth sense for identifying smugglers encounters the first person she cannot prove is guilty, their relationship forces her to confront terrifying revelations about herself and humankind.


Interview with Richard Linklater
02 Jul 2018
Director talks roots, inspiration, Cate Blanchett, and Hollywood
Interview with Tim Robbins in Karlovy Vary
30 Jun 2018
Oscar winner on music, #MeToo, controversy, and dreams
Interview with Tim Robbins about Donald Trump and Milos Forman
29 Jun 2018
Shawshank star laments return to bullying, intolerance and oppression
Ismael's Ghosts star Marion Cotillard on freedom, family and #MeToo
31 May 2018
Piaf actress on Ismael's Ghosts, freedom, family and #MeToo
Interview with David Robert Mitchell about Under The Silver Lake
16 May 2018
David Robert Mitchell serves up a Los Angeles noir thriller in Cannes

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News Stories

Critics' accolade for “a complex comedy”
07 Jul 2018
Karlovy Vary awards announced as Pattinson breezes in
Prize prospect for Europe’s filmmakers
01 Jul 2018
Ten titles announced in Karlovy Vary for Lux competition
Don Quixote takes a tilt at Karlovy Vary
19 Jun 2018
Gilliam, Robbins and Paquin head final Festival guest round-up
On the road - to the Outer Hebrides
07 Jun 2018
EIFF world première for Lift Share in shorts showcase
Ghosts of the past in frame at Karlovy Vary
29 May 2018
Official selection includes ten world premieres

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First images of The House That Jack Built
27 Apr 2018
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